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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!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
This beer tasted more like a B&J wine cooler than a beer. This offering from Erie was way too sweet and fruity for my palate, and several others, accorinding to a small sample of other experienced beer drinkers at the Craft Ale House on this afternoon. This beer poured a nice dark golden color with a generous off-white head with good lacing. The aroma was semi-inviting with notes of sweet malt and fruits. But the body was way too sweet and the cherries stood out a little too much for my liking.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
pours copper/orange, white head. Aroma of cherry juice, light caramel and malts. Flavor, sparkly mouthfeel with fruits that reminds me of cherry juice, light hints of sweetness along the lines of a wine cooler. Some hints of malts with some lingering bitter fruits in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (2715) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle Pours out a ripe peach skin pink topped with a white head. Aroma was of cherry candy and light malts. Taste was more of the sweet cherries and a light bitterness on the end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2009
the beer is straight forward with a touch of black cherry juice for flavor. it tastes more like a malt beverage instead of a straight fruit beer, nothing special but still quite good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Draft at International Beer Garten (Lutz, FL). Poured a reddish amber color with a beige head. Aroma and flavor were both filled with cherry notes but also had subtle strange notes of V8 juice. Very syrupy mouthfeel. There were tart moments but overall it was way too sweet for my liking. Dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (2610) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
5 July 2011, tap. light pink, clear, no bubbles or head. smells like cherry juice. real cherry juice, not syrup. thin body and slightly fizzy. tastes of cherry juice and lager. meh.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Draft: Pours hazy gold, small white head. Aroma is distinct cherry. Taste is clingy sweet, lactic malt, cherry. Nice flavour, just too tart/sweet/sticky for my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Cloudy gold pour with a thin white head. Black cherry syrup with some sweet caramel malts with some weird pear and apple sauce notes. Flavor is similar and sweet with a bubbly mineral end.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (1171) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
A very fruity and malty beer. A heavy flavor of cherry and a strong aroma o Cherries. Not bad but it is hard to drink more than one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a reddish tint and a thick bubbly white head. Aroma of light roasted and caramel malts, and sweet cherries. Taste is cherry syrup, light caramel malt, earthy hops, and slightly watered down.


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