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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cherry Inspired Cream Ale: Sweet, tart cherry essence. creamy smooth finish. Cherry Blush.12.5°

Beer Stories
Brewery folklore tells a story about a train engineer with a passion for the taste of Railbender Ale. With every stop he made in Erie came an equal number of stops at our brewery. One extended visit to our fermenter left the engineer in a rather befuddled state of mind. On his fateful trip out of Erie that evening, his train mysteriously derailed. The engineer swears that a huge black cherry tree had fallen across the tracks as the culprit. No such tree was ever found, but the front of the locomotive was spattered with hundreds of red sports. In tribute to this folklore our expert brewers introduce Derailed Black Cherry Ale – brewed with fresh sweet black cherries and the finest malted barley to create a truly cherrylicious ale. Please enjoy responsibly, as we would never want you to get derailed!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Light with fruit aroma and light malt and hops.
Appearance: Golden yellow in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor: Light flavor with very little fruit flavor. Just a little would have been nice.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a not much Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a weak beer and the fruit flavor was missing. Opps.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
revans (46) - Salem, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2009
12 oz. bottle and draught. Very disappointing. Not much black cherry flavor although the aroma was there. Weak tasting and somewhat flat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a amber peach body with a light white pink hued head. Aroma is a bit dank like staled mildewed malt and musky black cherries. Mildly sweet upfront then a more grainy dull malt bill to back up the short lived sweetness. Thin and very short lived in terms of flavor and aroma. I would pass on another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
This was an interesting beer. Had it on tap and poured a nice pinkish color with a good head and lacing throughout. Aroma was overwhelming, preparing you for the sweet taste ahead. The cherry flavor was strong and overwhelming, but it was a nice beer to try. Will not be having another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Pours a pinkish amber, looks a little odd, a finger or two of foam which dissapates quickly. Smell of sweet cherry is present throughout the beer, pleasant but somewhat artificial (?) Taste is a mild ale, the cherry flavor is in the aroma and very noticable overriding other flavors. Finish is very nice, clean and crisp. Overall a fun beer to try, but nothing I would get again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Clear peach soda colored, sustained white head. Faint cherry chapstick aroma. Light cherry juice flavor, grassy body. Strawberry finish. Direct with the sweetness, no noticeable contrast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1508) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Clear triaminic orange color; thick merange head. Weak body, but a big head; spotty lace, small bubbles. Sour black cherry aroma, dark with a witbierish wheat backbone. Sweet/sour black cherry flavor. Hits all sections of the tongue. Peppery on the back end with some white wine. Decent buttery smooth feel. It’s a silky, pleasant summer brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Bottle… Lightly hazed straw-colored ale with a pink tint and a small, fizzy, off-white, pinkish head. Notes of honey and black cherry are provided in the aroma. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is mainly sweet and fruity in an artificial, cloying way. Light tartness. Crisp, tangy-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle. Translucent straw body, thin tight off-white head. Nose of cherry syrup and grassy hops, light. Light body with good mouthfeel, with grassy hops, biscuity, nutty malts, and cherries. Quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2009
on tap-pours a white head and pink-amber color. Aroma is cherry, grain. Taste is sweet malty/grain, cherry, musty, slight hops. OK carbonation.

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