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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!


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (5726) - 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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a amber peach body with a light white pink hued head. Aroma is a bit dank like staled mildewed malt and musky black cherries. Mildly sweet upfront then a more grainy dull malt bill to back up the short lived sweetness. Thin and very short lived in terms of flavor and aroma. I would pass on another one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5451) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
Jacksonville, Fl. - Grassroots Natural Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a light snow white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has some sour cherry notes, a bit of cherry hand candy. Flavor is quite mellow with a touch of sour cherries, some yeasty notes, a hint of baked bread. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Amber, decent sized white head. Smell like cherry and toast. I liked the fact that this was clean and crisp, without a lot of fake or artificial notes. Seemed like a nice cherry flavor, not too heavy or cloying. Would drink again...

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 I’d drink very much of. Serving type: bottle

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Draught: Aroma of cherry and black cherry. Poured rose/pink in color with a small, loose, white/pink head that lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of cherry, black cherry, malts, and slight caramel. Medium body. Dry, thin texture. Average carbonation. Black cherry and malt finish is sweet and dry.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a faint salmon color with a large light pink-white head. The aroma was faint cherry and berry. The flavor was tart, tangy and somewhat sweet with light notes of cherry and a yeasty and musty undertone. The finish was medium length black cherry. Subtle but enjoyable.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kramer (4895) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
body with a one finger fizzy off-hire head that fell to a wispy covering. The nose is super sweet, it smells like candy, and not in a good way. It smells so much like cherry that it just can’t be natural. Just a bit of caramel malt peeking out. The flavor is just as sweet as I expected. This honestly tastes more like a black cherry soda than it does beer. Other than a little cereal grain like note on the finish, there isn’t much else going on. There truly isn’t much in the way of flaws to this, I think this is what they were going for, it just isn’t anything that I want in a beer. Medium bodied and a bit sticky and clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Should have just labeled this as a wine cooler or one of those crappy Tilt like ’malternatives’. 

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Light with fruit aroma and light malt and hops.
Appearance: Golden yellow in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor: Light flavor with very little fruit flavor. Just a little would have been nice.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a not much Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a weak beer and the fruit flavor was missing. Opps.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet malt and cherry extract; almost black cherry Kool-aid. Malty flavor with big artificial cherry flavor through to the finish.


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