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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nejhleader (1219) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Kinda a thin body, has a sweet black cherry taste, kinda refreshing. A sweet black cherry aroma also.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma of bread and cherry. Black cherry flavor with caramel and bread. A bit too sweet, but still decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like black cherries and bready/grainy malt. I think the taste is just like the aroma, full of bready/grainy malt and sweet cherries. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit slick and surprisingly creamy. It has good, soft carbonation which helps make this brew easy to drink. I think it’s a solid beer overall, I certainly wouldn’t turn one down! $1.79 a single.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (551) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Very little cherry and lots of dryness. Bitterness lurks throughout. I’ll pass on the next one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a reddish tint and a thick bubbly white head. Aroma of light roasted and caramel malts, and sweet cherries. Taste is cherry syrup, light caramel malt, earthy hops, and slightly watered down.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle.Black cherry and tea aroma. . Pink tinged apricot with a small creamy dense white head. Sweet black cherry and light malty flavor. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2740) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
The aroma is black cherry, malts, caramel. The appearance is clear, translucent amber, white head. The flavor is black cherry, caramel. The finish is cherry, caramel, light pine hops. Medium in body. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
A very fruity and malty beer. A heavy flavor of cherry and a strong aroma o Cherries. Not bad but it is hard to drink more than one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydslip (155) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Reddish orange beer with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Nose of sour cherries and yeast with a bit of citrus. Taste is sweet up front, like sugared cherry puree, with a hint of bitterness that follows. It would have been better if the sourness of the aroma were apparent in the taste, but it’s definitely much more sweet than sour. The aftertaste counterbalances a bit, but there is a distinct lack of complexity here. Drinkable, but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
xxxspidermetal (2) - Salem, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
Pours a pinkish amber. Lacing had to be coaxed a bit. Sour cherry taste over an ale. Finish is a bit uneven. Decent drinking but unsure of what to serve with it.


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