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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

161 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 20%
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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infinitebruner

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +19%

August 21, 2014

12 oz bottle, tulip

A – Amber, a lot of orange especially where the light shines through easily. A decent ¾ inch head that drops down to a couple centimeters, very white. (4.00)

S – Definitely getting some cherry notes, as expected based on the description, but some caramel and sugar as well. Might even say there’s a hint of alcohol. (3.25)

T – Very tart, actually a lot of characteristics of a sour beer. Not as sweet as expected based on the smell, but definitely makes me pucker a little bit. It’s not necessarily like Warheads, but it’s not that far off from Shock Tarts. Amazingly, I’m not saying this actually a bad thing. Because it’s carbonated very well there’s quite a good balance with the sourness and the sugar I am getting. Tartness lingers briefly on the finish. (3.50)

M – Very highly carbonated, effervescent. The sour and sugar are there and then just as quickly gone, with just the mild tart finish. (4.00)

O – Not at all what I expected when I opened the bottle, from the appearance through to the flavor. It definitely has cherry, but much more of a tart, sour version than the sweetness I thought would be there. Don’t know that I could drink these all day, but as a one-off I am pleasantly surprised. (3.75)

08-22-2014 00:00:48 | More by infinitebruner
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -11.1%

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

Pennsylvania

2.76/5  rDev -12.4%

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 -12.7%

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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.8%

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Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +27%

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Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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harripat

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19%

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Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +27%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +27%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +19%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +27%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.8%

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Duff27

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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egrace84

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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Florida

2/5  rDev -36.5%

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Kentucky

2/5  rDev -36.5%

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Delaware

3/5  rDev -4.8%

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Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +19%

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Derailed Black Cherry Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.