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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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3518) - 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 (2827) - 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 (1966) - 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - 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 (1258) - 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. It’s 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 (2359) - 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of yeast, biscuit and light black cherry. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of black cherry, straw and light yeast with a crisp black cherry finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Poured from an undated 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: slightly hazy pale copper with a faint reddish tint. The small white head dissipates rather rapidly leaving just a ring and decent lacing. Smell: light, sweet malt aroma with a subtle cherry character that seems more natural than artificial. Taste: light malt flavor with a fair bit of sweetness. The cherry is less subtle, and more tart (thankfully) than anticipated from the nose. Mouthfeel: medium-light body; medium carbonation; smooth Overall: a decent cherry ale; just don’t expect a lambic or kriek.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1021) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Pinkish gold color. Some head, no lace. Aroma is strong cherry but not over powering. Some cherry taste but not overly sweet. Nice beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Doughy, straw lager aroma with slight sourness. Meh label, standard 12 oz longneck; slightly rusty gold beer, clear; lacing white head. Sweet, tangy, a little under-carbonated, a lot under-bittered. The black cherries are subtle - this doesn’t taste like a kriek or anything that aggressive in its fruitiness. A bit chewy, a little cherry slurpee in the frontend of the finish. Drinkable, not great. ABC, Bull Run.


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