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RATINGS: 118   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!


3.4
   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 (2674) - 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 (1234) - 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 (986) - 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 (305) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheWife (20) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
While at Dunderbak’s, I asked the waiter what was on draft for fruit beers and it was this or one other - this was the one I selected. I expected cherries to be present in either the aroma or taste and found it lacking all around. Next time I’ll order the other fruit beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2009
12oz bottle pours copper with gold hues and short lived white head. The aroma is very mild with faint berry and malt sweetness. The taste presents sweet malts and sweet dark cherries rounded out initially by a dash of carbonation enhanced tannins. By midway the malts and berryness come to a peak and mingling in modest somewhat restrained harmony. Nice. It gets a tad too sweet into the finish. This beer has limited depth, decent enough flavor and should prove particularly tasty on a hot day.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2009
the beer is straight forward with a touch of black cherry juice for flavor. it tastes more like a malt beverage instead of a straight fruit beer, nothing special but still quite good.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4212) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2009
The aroma is strange with cherries, feet, adjunct malts, grass, and herbs. The appearance is pink gold with a large head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is watery thin. Overall this is not very good.


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