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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!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13517) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft. hazy golden color, medium off white head. Aroma is pure cherry. Taste is certainly cherry forward, a bit of caramel in there too.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2010
12oz bottle. Gusher with a large pink-tinted white head atop clear pink-orange body. Aroma is medium sweet, black-cherry, light seltzer. Taste is medium sweet, mild black cherry, some seltzer. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours amber with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is sort of cooked. Malt? Fruit? Both? Med minus body. Flavor comes over to me as more chocolate than cherry at first, later it does go mild light cherry. The flavor just lacks intensity. Not a sicky sweet fruit beer, but not a flavorful one either. Sort of bland ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11103) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Draft. Poured a clear reddish dark amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate cherry and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium cherry sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10224) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy ruby with a large, fizzy ivory head, high retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, straw), light hops (herbal), and average esters (berry) with notes of cherry. Flavor is average malt (bread, cookie), light hops (herbal), and average esters (berry) with notes of cherry. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, high carbonation with a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (9993) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle split at Christine and Daves thanks to DLJ, 27/11/13. Clear golden with a moderate off white head that clears edgeward. Nose is berry fruit, malt, sugars, artificial fruit flavouring. Taste comprises fruit syrup, toasted malts, sugars, berry fruit, caramel, sweet cherry drops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet syrupy closure. Sub mediocre sweet meh !

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (9559) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Draft at Craft. Pours deep coppery with slight pink tinge and 1-finger head that forms great lace. Nose is freshly picked black cherry, not artificial at all, with a solid malt bill. Tastes malty, with the black cherry in the background, on the sweet side. This is a solid fruit beer.


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