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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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of yeast, biscuit and light black cherry. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of black cherry, straw and light yeast with a crisp black cherry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle. A slight cherry taste; not overpowering. The acidic scent turned to a tart fruit, but overall, the aroma was pretty weak. The pour was slightly cloudy, a copper/gold, with little to no head. I found the palate to be a light-medium, not much complexity or texture. The taste started out tart, slightly sour, then the cherries came through, and the finish went back to a mix of tart and cherry.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ExpendableHero (742) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
This was decent. Hazy copper colored beer, with a thin, white head. the aroma is great, black cherry on the nose. Alas, the flavor is not as good. tastes of barley, and decent hints of cherry, a bit watery too. Sweet, tangy finish. A bit one-dimensional and just a tad too sweet. Refreshing, and smooth, but not something I would drink a whole pint of.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3873) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle from Cranbury BuyRite. Poured a dull orange body with lots of rising effervescence and a smaller fizzy off white head. Aroma is grains with a touch of black ferry soda. The body is loaded with fizzy carbonation, a medium body and a touch of sourness on the initial finish which gives way to lots of sugary sweetness. Flavor is sour cherry at first that fades into black cherry with a touch of cream soda and then grains. Meh seems more gimmicky and soda like then craft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Translucent pink, very pale and clear, large fluffy white head, nice lacing, mild carbonation.   Either filtered or not made with real cherries.   Biscuity cherry flavored nose, graham cracker of the cherry variety.   Pectin as well.   Yeah, smells like freezer jam.   Almost has a cherry, strawberry, and raspberry grab-bag of flavors.   Certainly artificial, but not terribly bad.   Reminds me of cereal sweetened with jam.   This is like a golden or blonde sweetened with jam.   Yeah, hot steam coming from the jam on the stove, coupled with that pectin stuff.   Totally.   Makes me thinking I am drinking the runnings off my mothers freezer jam.   Brings back memories, but for a beer... meh, tiz okay.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Probably would go great with a salad.   Decent light fruit beer that isnt too artificial.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Pours a clear honey color with a medium white head. Aroma has some light maltiness...bready...and subtle cherry notes. Flavor showcases the cherry and has some caramely malt backing to it...certainly not tart, vinous or sweet...id rather one or more of these qualities were present to make it less boring. Light silky mouthfeel and a brief mild cherry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Thanks to Tedwarhc for this bottle. Served in a tulip. Pours a bright light pinkish-orange color with a large fizzy, soda-like head that falls quickly into a very thin collar. Nose brings forward some fake cherry character and not much else. The flavor is strange with some artificial cherry and almost tastes like a cherry Tootsie Roll without the chocolate. Light body and plenty of carbonation. Interesting, but not something Id drink very much of. Serving type: bottle

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Nice apparent aroma of black cherry, quite noticeable. some yeastiness to the aroma as well. Overly sweet, quite artificial tasting cherry. CD says real cherries are used but I dont buy it. Very light and easy to drink, but highly imbalanced and fruity with very little of anything else. Its ok at best.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
pours dark, amber color. Has a nice aroma and a mild flavor of cherries, not overwhelming but good. This one came in a summer case.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (477) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear peach color with almost no head. Aroma of cherry, floral, yeast. Taste is primarily sweet. Fruit flavor is mild so as not to take over the entire experience. Medium body and lively carbonation. This is one of the better fruit beers that Ive had, good summer brew.


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