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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cherry Inspired Cream Ale: Sweet, tart cherry essence. creamy smooth finish. Cherry Blush.12.5į

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 Ė 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (745) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Very little cherry and lots of dryness. Bitterness lurks throughout. Iíll pass on the next one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2546) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Smell of cherry permeates when opened no head when poured color of hazy gold taste of cherries and malt slight chocolate no aftertaste overall a good fruit beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Interesting but not much special. Nice aroma and aftertaste of cherries and dark indeed in shape entirely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Pours a pinkish amber, looks a little odd, a finger or two of foam which dissapates quickly. Smell of sweet cherry is present throughout the beer, pleasant but somewhat artificial (?) Taste is a mild ale, the cherry flavor is in the aroma and very noticable overriding other flavors. Finish is very nice, clean and crisp. Overall a fun beer to try, but nothing I would get again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at Coleís in Buffalo, NY. Drank it on recommendation of Ender from TBS. Interesting beer. Definitely fruity, a TON of cherry, and it even pours red. But itís a thick beer, almost pulpy. Not clear and crisp like a normal fruit beer. For that, it was an interesting beer to try. Unfortunately, as with a lot of fruit beers, I canít see myself drinking a ton of it. It was still a very cool try though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
From a bottle poured an amber color with a lot of head. Nice malty flavor with a light tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Mystery beer at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan. Figured Iíd give it a try... never heard of the beer or brewery before. Well... Iím surprised this beer is classified as a cream ale. What? Itís the very definition of a fruit beer. The black cherry is on the front and back and everywhere in between. Itís in the smell, and itís all around. The aftertaste is somewhat tart and pretty sweet, with a malt body that reminds you that this is a beer and not some sort of a wine cooler. Make no qualms about it, this is a fruit beer. Itís not a beer with fruit juice added, it tastes like fruit juice with beer added ... take that as you will. Itís not an awful beer, but one was enough for me, and I doubt I could ever have more than two in a session. The dominance of the cherry makes this a super "girly beer". Some malt, lots of tart and sweet cherries. Itís not bad by any means, but itís far from great.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (969) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6949) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours orangey pink with a white head. Fruity sweet aroma, cherry dominates, with a wheaty hint. The flavor is sweet but not cloying. Decent.


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