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Derailed Black Cherry Ale - Erie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
73
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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 73
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:
Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 10-15-2009

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Ratings: 188 | Reviews: 73
Photo of tallfellapgh
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.

Photo of Blaze5445
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.

Photo of goldzconv
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.

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

Photo of Storm21
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%

Photo of Maltyduo
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Dsg10
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Yodo
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of oline73
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
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.

Photo of mrbigpappa
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of malfunxion
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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Derailed Black Cherry Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.