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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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BA SCORE
73
okay

160 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 65
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 10-15-2009)
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -10.8%

08-19-2014 01:17:32 | More by GameOfBeers
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.76/5  rDev -12.1%

Undated bottle at 35 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of rotten cherries which quickly (fortunately) fades into maltiness
Head small (1.5 cm), off white, fizzy, immediately diminishing to partial 2 mm layer
Lacing none
Body medium yellow, chill haze
Flavor pretty weak – just a hint of cherry which quickly vanishes leaving only malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, carbonation lively

Appearance 2.75, Aroma 2, Flavor 3, Palate 3.25, Overall 2.75 Final score: 2.76
Another weak offering from Erie Brewing. The initial rotting cherry odor assaulted my nose and nearly made me drop the bottle. Fortunately it quickly dispersed leaving behind only a weak cherry odor. After that, I was surprised that the beer actually didn’t taste completely horrible – what little cherry flavor was present rapidly gave way to a moderate maltiness. The lack of lacing and the short-lived fizzy head were somewhat disappointing. It seems a shame that, considering the proximity of Erie to the cherry and grape growing region of PA, no cherries were harmed making this beer.

08-18-2014 22:22:17 | More by Ozzylizard
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-08-2014 13:24:39 | More by BrandonOakes
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

07-31-2014 22:24:42 | More by harripat
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Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +27.4%

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Ohio

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Illinois

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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Pennsylvania

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Brenden

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +17.5%

While a lot of brewers find cherry flavors best suited for strong, dark beers, this one goes a completely different route. It doesn't look like anything that would have black cherry in it, it does fit the look of a cream ale. It pours the palest white gold, but what ends up in the glass is a dark gold with a brown-orange hue deep within. An aggressive head foams high, eventually settling to a dense lump of pure white that drops down nice, chunky patching that connects with thick webbing.
The aroma gives up cherry in good measure over dry, wheaty malts. It's definitely much more strongly malty, but a hint of herb comes through. It's simple, but it works.
The flavor follows closely. Cherry is more sweet than tart with just the faintest hint of sour. There seem to be more fruits, though, pale flesh with a little bit of something like pear, and leaning quite sweet. Malts add a necessary dryness, though the sweetness is still foremost. The light herb still comes through on the end.
I don't know if this beer has been revised, people have had bad bottles, or I've somehow gotten an exceptionally good one, but the mouthfeel is fantastic. It's softly fluffy, creamy smooth with an excellent crispness flowing with the rolling smoothness. Just the right note of dryness cuts through the sweet, preventing any cloying feel or stickiness.

04-09-2014 18:29:38 | More by Brenden
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Derailed Black Cherry Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.