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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.12.5į

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!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2011
I remember liking this better at the Beer on the Bay Beer fest in Erie PA last year (July 2010). It poured a Nice ruby and copper colored body with a super thick, frothy white head and bubbles floating from the bottom are visible. Aroma of cherries, malt, fruit, and maybe Wheat? Tastes just like it smells. Almost like a wine cooler, but I guess better. They go down quick, watch out for the 5%. I guess a good Summer beer. But a little too sweet.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Nice apparent aroma of black cherry, quite noticeable. some yeastiness to the aroma as well. Overly sweet, quite artificial tasting cherry. CD says real cherries are used but I donít buy it. Very light and easy to drink, but highly imbalanced and fruity with very little of anything else. Itís ok at best.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Translucent pink, very pale and clear, large fluffy white head, nice lacing, mild carbonation.   Either filtered or not made with real cherries.   Biscuity cherry flavored nose, graham cracker of the cherry variety.   Pectin as well.   Yeah, smells like freezer jam.   Almost has a cherry, strawberry, and raspberry grab-bag of flavors.   Certainly artificial, but not terribly bad.   Reminds me of cereal sweetened with jam.   This is like a golden or blonde sweetened with jam.   Yeah, hot steam coming from the jam on the stove, coupled with that pectin stuff.   Totally.   Makes me thinking I am drinking the runnings off my mothers freezer jam.   Brings back memories, but for a beer... meh, tiz okay.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Probably would go great with a salad.   Decent light fruit beer that isnít too artificial.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redpooba (401) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of black cherries which are crisp on the nose and sharp bubbly. Coats the mouth with the right level of tartness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3890) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
12 ounce bottle, poured a light amberish red color with aromas of light tart cherries, candy, and some sugar. Flavors are artificial tart cherries, light grain, and some hard candies, meh....

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3019) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2013
12oz bottle - shit, I thought this was the Raibender Scotch Ale. Itís a good thing I like fruit beer. pours pale gold with white head. Nose is bad fruity yogurt. very fizzy and hereís the cherry flavor. A little smoky. "I spend my days and nights deranged!!!" mildly sweet and a tad tart.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5102) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1329) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Clear triaminic orange color; thick merange head. Weak body, but a big head; spotty lace, small bubbles. Sour black cherry aroma, dark with a witbierish wheat backbone. Sweet/sour black cherry flavor. Hits all sections of the tongue. Peppery on the back end with some white wine. Decent buttery smooth feel. Itís a silky, pleasant summer brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2394) - 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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