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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   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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2.8
BuckeyeBoy (8173) - 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.

2.9
PorterPounder (8170) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
Jacksonville, Fl. - Grassroots Natural Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a light snow white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has some sour cherry notes, a bit of cherry hand candy. Flavor is quite mellow with a touch of sour cherries, some yeasty notes, a hint of baked bread. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean. Decent.

2.8
JaBier (8112) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet malt and cherry extract; almost black cherry Kool-aid. Malty flavor with big artificial cherry flavor through to the finish.

2.4
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle thanks to coyotehunter. Pours with a clear peach to rose hued body with a small white head. Aroma of slightly tart, earthy, cherry, grape juice and acetaldehyde as it warms. Taste is metallic, with wet wheat and some sort of fruit...Not good, sorry. Fizzy and dry.

3.1
FROTHINGSLOSH (7929) - 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.

2.3
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, bright lighter golden with a short, well-retained white head. The aroma picked up cherry skins plus some sort of tropical fruity acidity over pale and lightly bready malts.. something wasn’t quite right. The flavor found tart fruit skins upfront, with pale malts at the core.. odd, nondescript sourness around.. finished with more dry sourness and Aspartame. Light-bodied with scratchy carbonation on the palate.. OK feel overall.. not a good beer.

2.9
swoopjones (7020) - 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

3.2
5000 (6862) - 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 isn’t too artificial.


1.7
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
body with a one finger fizzy off-hire head that fell to a wispy covering. The nose is super sweet, it smells like candy, and not in a good way. It smells so much like cherry that it just can’t be natural. Just a bit of caramel malt peeking out. The flavor is just as sweet as I expected. This honestly tastes more like a black cherry soda than it does beer. Other than a little cereal grain like note on the finish, there isn’t much else going on. There truly isn’t much in the way of flaws to this, I think this is what they were going for, it just isn’t anything that I want in a beer. Medium bodied and a bit sticky and clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Should have just labeled this as a wine cooler or one of those crappy Tilt like ’malternatives’. 

2.8
Patrickctenchi (6661) - 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.


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