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RATINGS: 120   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!


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (751) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 @Magic City Brewfest. Hazy amber with medium head. Not much on the aroma. Some malt sweetness with an artificial cherry finish. Update-Aug 2013 Bottle. Hazy copper w/ small white head. Aroma of cherries and malt sweetness. Light body with cherry notes upfront and a sweet finish. A little too sweet for my tastes.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (664) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Hazy tan pour, quick white head. Nose is yeast and cherries. Bittersweet. Middle is sour and refreshing, hint of vinegar. Finish is acidic. May be an accident, but this tastes like decent cherry lambic from my tongue. Try it, see what you think.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12253) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1727) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-11-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a lightly hazy golden orange color with a small white head. The head faded fast leaving a light lacing. Smell – Aromas of a malty base mixed with cherry are the most prominent. With these are some lighter aromas of yeast and some banana. Taste – The flavor begins of a sweeter cherry and lighter malt base. As it moves on the sweetness fades slightly but by no means does the cherry flavor becomes more dry. Toward the middle and the end of the taste notes of vanilla shinning through and create a palatable flavor on the tongue that lingers on. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was rather average with the carbonation level being slightly above. Both were quite fitting for the sweeter and fruitier flavors of the beer, making it more refreshing on the tongue. Overall – While on the sweeter side this was a very tasty and refreshing beer. One that is good on a summer day and one well worth a try if you have never had it.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Slight artificial cherry aroma and a bitter sour cherry taste. Nothing special about this beer, in fact it wasn’t very good. I’m glad I only purchased 1 bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10795) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2188) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of cherries and malts. Taste is malts and cherries with a tart finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2080) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY - Hazy medium amber, white head cover, streaks of lace. Aroma is interesting - malt with a bit of maple. Taste is routine malt that moves effortlessly (without complexity) through the palate before adding a bit of cherry in the finish. Drawback: tart cherry lingers till the very end, masking any other flavor. Reasonable, not great.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (9054) - 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 !

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2013
12oz bottle - shit, I thought this was the Raibender Scotch Ale. It’s a good thing I like fruit beer. pours pale gold with white head. Nose is bad fruity yogurt. very fizzy and here’s the cherry flavor. A little smoky. "I spend my days and nights deranged!!!" mildly sweet and a tad tart.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4956) - 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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