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RATINGS: 137   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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3.1
tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
The aroma is black cherry, malts, caramel. The appearance is clear, translucent amber, white head. The flavor is black cherry, caramel. The finish is cherry, caramel, light pine hops. Medium in body. Not bad.

3.4
unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Smell of cherry permeates when opened no head when poured color of hazy gold taste of cherries and malt slight chocolate no aftertaste overall a good fruit beer

2.9
keepersj12 (3117) - 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.

3.3
jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
From a bottle poured an amber color with a lot of head. Nice malty flavor with a light tart finish.

2.9
rougeau13 (3014) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Hazy amber. Not much aroma, but slight black cherry. Sweet malty taste with cherry flavor. Medium bodied; average carbonation.

3.4
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Clear orange, whitish cover. Aroma is black cherry, sweet, light sour. Taste is big cherry, caramel.

3.2
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Glad others are mentioning the carbonation and gushing cuz I was afraid! It did mildly gush when I popped it, but I was able to get it poured, albeit slowly. Big foaming head, golden color. Musty nose with hints of cherry and earth, otherwise restrained. Tart cherries show up at the front in the flavor leading into a grainy middle and a mildly bitter finish, which is dry and almost flavorless. Fizzy mouthfeel.

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rdixon77 (2832) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Dark gold color. Cherry medicine aroma. Taste was slightly better with black cherry but still artificial and metallic. Not good.

3.4
MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pinkish amber with a bit of a fizzy head. Aromas of tart cherries and an almost rye & wheat-like malt presence. Flavor is heavy on the cherries... black cherries with just a little bit of pie cherries thrown in to add some tartness. This beer is not a rough and tumble beer, but I kinda like it... This is a really good fruit beer.

3.4
BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2010
i needed to tame my initial impression of this fruity sour brew with some thought about my experiences with these types of beers and the challenges that the brewer has inventing them. after a few sips i began to enjoy the genuine black cherry sour and slightly sweet taste with the yeasty and lively light malt finish in a moderate body that cleans everything up and makes you ready for another sip. for what i can tell this is a successful beer especially for the summer... enjoy one !


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