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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
more of a soda than a beer, like one of those lightly flavored seltzer waters. sadly, other than the cherries and sweetness, there is nothing about this that says "beer" to me. would be nice if they had given it a little bit of a beer profile with say, oh i dont know, hops and malt? even the sam adams cherry wheat is more interesting than this. good beer to bring to a party for people who dont like beer though, like a watery lambic. oh well. still perfectly refreshing all the same. just not beer.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FrankStallone (13) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Not much to this beer. Heavy carbonation, which I enjoy, but it poured terribly, leaving nothing but head in the glass (I poured this beer correctly), and what’s worse, it tastes like club soda with a cherry in it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2300) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2010
i needed to tame my initial impression of this fruity sour brew with some thought about my experiences with these types of beers and the challenges that the brewer has inventing them. after a few sips i began to enjoy the genuine black cherry sour and slightly sweet taste with the yeasty and lively light malt finish in a moderate body that cleans everything up and makes you ready for another sip. for what i can tell this is a successful beer especially for the summer... enjoy one !

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6180) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2010
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Sweet luden’s like cherry aroma. deeper golden pour. Taste is Luden’s cherry cough drop syrup sweetness with corn chaser. Medium mouthfeel. Gimmicky

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Clear orange, whitish cover. Aroma is black cherry, sweet, light sour. Taste is big cherry, caramel.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Golden/peach color. Kind of dig aroma, very intense cherry character. Flavor is mouth puckering combo of sweet and sour cherries. Sweetness becomes overwhelming. Pretty thin on the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Decent light beer for the hot weather. Pours a light hazy yellow with a big head. The aroma is fruity with cherries and malt. Flavor is tart and light. Thin finish and easy to drink. Best ice cold.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjuf1853 (1242) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Draft at International Beer Garten (Lutz, FL). Poured a reddish amber color with a beige head. Aroma and flavor were both filled with cherry notes but also had subtle strange notes of V8 juice. Very syrupy mouthfeel. There were tart moments but overall it was way too sweet for my liking. Dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerFanDan17 (1018) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2010
very sweet, almost syrupy. Very close to a lambic on sweetness. Not for me.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2010
The tired black cherry aroma didn’t bode well with the gentle malts. Too sweet, too thin, too much of a challenge to finish a bottle.


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