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RATINGS: 135   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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2009
The aroma is strange with cherries, feet, adjunct malts, grass, and herbs. The appearance is pink gold with a large head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is watery thin. Overall this is not very good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (4344) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4229) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY - Hazy medium amber, white head cover, streaks of lace. Aroma is interesting - malt with a bit of maple. Taste is routine malt that moves effortlessly (without complexity) through the palate before adding a bit of cherry in the finish. Drawback: tart cherry lingers till the very end, masking any other flavor. Reasonable, not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4178) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Interesting but not much special. Nice aroma and aftertaste of cherries and dark indeed in shape entirely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold color with a fizzy white head and some sediment. Aroma is stale black cherries mixed with some rye and some candied sugar. Flavor is very tasty. Lots of black cherry notes come through but sadly disappear quite quickly. Leaves a slightly dry and sour aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3840) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of cherries and malts. Taste is malts and cherries with a tart finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3785) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
12 fl oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper (pinkish-golden??) with a small pinkish head. Aroma: Some decent mulled cherry notes with yeasty, doughy, grain notes that create an overall impression of cherry pie. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence with some prickly bubbles, a little astringent. Flav.: Much like the nose, a bit more cherry, but really, this is liquid cherry pie to me; dry with minimal bitterness, a little brightness and a somewhat abrupt, nondescript finish.

Interesting.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3688) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Pours a clear honey color with a medium white head. Aroma has some light maltiness...bready...and subtle cherry notes. Flavor showcases the cherry and has some caramely malt backing to it...certainly not tart, vinous or sweet...id rather one or more of these qualities were present to make it less boring. Light silky mouthfeel and a brief mild cherry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (3637) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma of bread and cherry. Black cherry flavor with caramel and bread. A bit too sweet, but still decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3623) - 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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