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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5083) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle from Cranbury BuyRite. Poured a dull orange body with lots of rising effervescence and a smaller fizzy off white head. Aroma is grains with a touch of black ferry soda. The body is loaded with fizzy carbonation, a medium body and a touch of sourness on the initial finish which gives way to lots of sugary sweetness. Flavor is sour cherry at first that fades into black cherry with a touch of cream soda and then grains. Meh seems more gimmicky and soda like then craft.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
bottle pours a small diminishing head,fair lacing , cloudy body, cloudy particles.amber color. heavy malt average cherry hops , with a heavy yeasty flavor , average alcohol , creamy texture, soft carbonation. clean fish

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bth122 (1392) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Hazy honey colored beer with enormous frothy head. Yikes- alot of fluffy head at first pour. Aromas of fruit, cherries, sweet and sour. Light sweetness, slight sour. Ave carbonation. Taste is cherries and some grains. Not bad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Daytonbeer (720) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours golden amber with large white head and great lacing. Aroma reminds me of my mother’s homemade cherry pie. Sour cherries with a touch of sweetness. Taste is less impressive...cherries, pears, and sour dominates. Too thin and placed on top of ordinary ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydslip (291) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Reddish orange beer with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Nose of sour cherries and yeast with a bit of citrus. Taste is sweet up front, like sugared cherry puree, with a hint of bitterness that follows. It would have been better if the sourness of the aroma were apparent in the taste, but it’s definitely much more sweet than sour. The aftertaste counterbalances a bit, but there is a distinct lack of complexity here. Drinkable, but not great.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12725) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keepersj12 (3019) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2010
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Sweet luden’s like cherry aroma. deeper golden pour. Taste is Luden’s cherry cough drop syrup sweetness with corn chaser. Medium mouthfeel. Gimmicky

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ExpendableHero (800) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
This was decent. Hazy copper colored beer, with a thin, white head. the aroma is great, black cherry on the nose. Alas, the flavor is not as good. tastes of barley, and decent hints of cherry, a bit watery too. Sweet, tangy finish. A bit one-dimensional and just a tad too sweet. Refreshing, and smooth, but not something I would drink a whole pint of.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle. A slight cherry taste; not overpowering. The acidic scent turned to a tart fruit, but overall, the aroma was pretty weak. The pour was slightly cloudy, a copper/gold, with little to no head. I found the palate to be a light-medium, not much complexity or texture. The taste started out tart, slightly sour, then the cherries came through, and the finish went back to a mix of tart and cherry.


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