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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!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2749) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
12 fl oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper (pinkish-golden??) with a small pinkish head. Aroma: Some decent mulled cherry notes with yeasty, doughy, grain notes that create an overall impression of cherry pie. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence with some prickly bubbles, a little astringent. Flav.: Much like the nose, a bit more cherry, but really, this is liquid cherry pie to me; dry with minimal bitterness, a little brightness and a somewhat abrupt, nondescript finish.

Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
The aroma is black cherry, malts, caramel. The appearance is clear, translucent amber, white head. The flavor is black cherry, caramel. The finish is cherry, caramel, light pine hops. Medium in body. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma of bread and cherry. Black cherry flavor with caramel and bread. A bit too sweet, but still decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle.Black cherry and tea aroma. . Pink tinged apricot with a small creamy dense white head. Sweet black cherry and light malty flavor. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keepersj12 (2561) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Glad others are mentioning the carbonation and gushing cuz I was afraid! It did mildly gush when I popped it, but I was able to get it poured, albeit slowly. Big foaming head, golden color. Musty nose with hints of cherry and earth, otherwise restrained. Tart cherries show up at the front in the flavor leading into a grainy middle and a mildly bitter finish, which is dry and almost flavorless. Fizzy mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (2463) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle Pours out a ripe peach skin pink topped with a white head. Aroma was of cherry candy and light malts. Taste was more of the sweet cherries and a light bitterness on the end.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
5 July 2011, tap. light pink, clear, no bubbles or head. smells like cherry juice. real cherry juice, not syrup. thin body and slightly fizzy. tastes of cherry juice and lager. meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pinkish amber with a bit of a fizzy head. Aromas of tart cherries and an almost rye & wheat-like malt presence. Flavor is heavy on the cherries... black cherries with just a little bit of pie cherries thrown in to add some tartness. This beer is not a rough and tumble beer, but I kinda like it... This is a really good fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Kind of grayish white head of fine bubbles that recede rather quickly. A decent black cherry aroma with some grape juice and some light malts. Color is a brown with a slight reddish hue. Decent carbonation. Kind of sickly sweet aroma with some more black cherry, grape and grainy malts. Maybe some creamed corn in there also. I ambig fan of black cherry but this just seems a bit synthetic to me.


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