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Derailed Black Cherry Ale - Erie Brewing Co.

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Derailed Black Cherry AleDerailed Black Cherry Ale

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73
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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 10-15-2009

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Ratings: 189 | Reviews: 74
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3.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.37/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Took awhile to find but blows away Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. Now need to find on draught!

Photo of mothmanscott
2.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky deep gold with a rose tint producing 2 fingers of white, fizzy, foamy, shortlived head that leaves a thin surface cap, collar ring & no lace. Before I get started let me say that this is more like one of the sour ale styles or a fruit beer than a Cream Ale. In fact it puts me in mind of a Berliner Weissbier. It also reminds me slightly of Boulevard\'s Hibiscus Gose, though not of that quality. Is this brewed with Lactobacillus? Aroma is very thin & weak biscuit malt, with a sour note that suggests lemon & vinegar but nothing I would call cherry, some weak fruity hint is there, but my nose does not recognize it as cherry, black or otherwise. Taste is tart: Sweet tarts married to mineral water smothering hints of biscuit malt, honey & fruit that show up primarily in the finish. I can imagine a little cherry here. Afrertaste is rapidly fading mostly fruity tart & then nothing. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation producing a prickly bite, a little slick, dry & crisp.

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2.82/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of shortkut
2.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AlaskanYoung
1.5/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Did not enjoy. Very sour

Photo of JohneHoodlum
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I rate this beer a 2.5 out of 5.

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3.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baconfromwalmart
4.07/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice surprising tartness and a great mouth feel.

Photo of JDW4195
4.63/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not near as fruity as it sounds. Drinks like a lager, the black cherry is not overpowering, but it is pronounced. Good beer. I would like higher ABV, though.

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3.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.4/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of jpro
2.85/5  rDev -9.2%

A pretty bland beer... not much body and the finish is lackluster. Has more of a wheat beer character than a cream ale, and the tartness from the cherries / weird fermentation is pretty kickin’. Kind of dry and very tart - not really much else, though. It is refreshing, though... I'll give it that.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Derailed Black Cherry Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.