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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   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
Patrickctenchi (6808) - 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.

3.6
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
This poured a cloudy cherry red color with a big off white head. Aroma was some nice tart cherries but not overwhelming, and some creamy sweetness in there as well. Flavor was alot better than I would have expected. It was semi tart cherries with just the right amount of creamy sweetness to balance out the sourness. Pretty good stuff overall.

3
jgb9348 (6581) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Heavy carbonation - explodes as soon as opened - be careful! Nice ruby and pink tinted copper coloured body with a super thick, frothy white head and a trillion bubbles floating from the bottom are visible. Aroma of cherries, malt, cardboard, fruit, wheat and a touch of icing sugar. Medium-bodied; Super effervescent with a large amount of cherries and fruity flavours at first then fading to a sweet finish with a dose of wheat and coriander seed noticeable. Aftertaste is pleasant and relatively clean - only some minor flavours hit the end, some light sweetness and a touch of cherries. Overall, an okay beer - not horrible, but a very carbonated and decently balanced beer - not too sweet, but not showing too much character. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 11-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 07-September-2010.

3
dmac (6574) - 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.

3.5
Suttree (6537) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Amber, decent sized white head. Smell like cherry and toast. I liked the fact that this was clean and crisp, without a lot of fake or artificial notes. Seemed like a nice cherry flavor, not too heavy or cloying. Would drink again...

2.8
reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
355ml bottle pours a golden color with a small white head that leaves only a few spots of lacing. Aroma is mild cherry with some cereal grains. Taste is tart cherry which is the highlight and follows with some grainy malts and mild hops. Light bodied with some moderate carbonation. Just an average fruit beer at best, nothing special.

2.1
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of cherries, some caramel. Tastes of sweet cherries and molasses.

3.4
Cybercat (6336) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Pours a nearly opaque honey golden amber with not much head. Aroma is malty with an overtone of cherry and just a bit of sweetness and hops. Flavor is malty, and the cherry taste tends to dominate but is not overwhelming; it is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy. Smooth and lively, it has a nice malty, hoppy, fruity finish.

3.8
superspak (6211) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very authentic on cherry flavor as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good fruited cream ale. All around good robustness and balance of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.8
cheap (6204) - CHINA - JUL 3, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2009 Smells a little yeasty with perhaps a slight fruit olfactory. Pour is beautiful off yellow pinkish with lots of visible carbonation. A somewhat off white continuous head with a little pink in there. Pleasant slight tart ale flavors, Borders on a sour but does not quite get there. Fun and friendly from the start. Much better than most fruit beers. Glad I tried this stuff. Some slight bitter ale attitude on the finish. Darn, its all gone.


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