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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
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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

09-26-2012 00:15:42 | More by hockeyfighter19
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this at tallahssee brewfest.

My rating is overall very high, and their is a reason for this. This beer claims to taste black cherry like.
Ive never had a beer that claimed to be "cherry" do anything cut suck and have a grattey chemicly taste....

this one actually tastes like a cherry beer should taste. For that, Ive give it a lot of credit.
If you want to have something cherry like that doesn't taste like cough syrup, give it a shot!
you wont be dissipointed

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 17:28:02 | More by jucifer1818
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FHSPSU67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

07-03-2013 23:45:59 | More by FHSPSU67
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in 12 ounce bottle with no freshness date. Smooth creamlike mouthfeel. Sweet and tart cherrys, with a malty ale underneath. Very drinkable during the warm weather. A little lighter than the railbender ale, with some sweetness that makes this very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 19:59:37 | More by mtnbikerpa
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tone77

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sweet cherries. Taste is also dominated by sweet cherries, a touch of hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a different and good quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 17:25:25 | More by tone77
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Scott_McCool

Florida

4/5  rDev +26.6%

01-20-2014 01:53:32 | More by Scott_McCool
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swright13

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +26.6%

06-19-2014 19:12:19 | More by swright13
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brighteyes868

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +26.6%

07-13-2014 01:40:14 | More by brighteyes868
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Impalafrank

Ohio

4/5  rDev +26.6%

01-22-2014 21:22:08 | More by Impalafrank
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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +26.6%

01-03-2013 17:46:24 | More by Conniehophead
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +26.6%

02-21-2012 04:22:31 | More by RoryOMoore
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philhite

Ohio

4/5  rDev +26.6%

12-27-2012 23:19:35 | More by philhite
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WrathsU

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a brilliantly clear light golden body with just a hint of ruby. Small white head that dissipates quickly, lacing is minimal.

S - A big dose of sweet malt up front. Cherry flavor is moderate which is great since I would hate an overpowering or underwhelming smell. Maybe a slight touch of bread towards the end. Not a lot of complexity but good enough.

T - Sweet cherry up front and it transforms into some tart cherry afterwards. A nice malt backbone helps keep the fruit in check and there is even some nice noble hop flavor in here as well. Perhaps the cherry should be toned just a bit as it is overall pretty sweet.

M - Light-medium body with good carbonation levels and no perceivable alcohol heat.

O - Overall it is a solid beer. I'm not a huge sweet beer fan so it's just a bit overboard for me but even so it's quite good. I think they balanced it pretty well with the malt and hop profiles.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:15:23 | More by WrathsU
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longdivision

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Poured a reddish hued champagne color. Thin head. Slightly hazy.

Smell - Sweet, Fruity, definite strong notes of cranberry.

Taste - Sweet and apple up front. cherries and tartness at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Lightly juicy, wet but not heavy. Fine carbonation throughout and some creaminess.

Overall - I could drink a few of these. I can imagine really enjoying this in nice weather.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2009 00:11:52 | More by longdivision
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GoalieRon33

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a-amber, with a reddish tint - maybe the cherries?

s- wonderful cherry smell. Deep and sweet.

t- cherry maltiness start to finish. super smooth. great creamy taste, as if your actually eating a cherry.

m- medium body. frothy, smooth. goes down very easy, with a perfectly balanced carbonation.

d- easy to drink. delicious beverage with a nice feel to it. fun drink to have, considering the awesome cherry flavoring. you could have a few of these.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2009 04:18:43 | More by GoalieRon33
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow color with a very slight head and very minimal lacing if any. The aroma is of black cherries, but it isn't a cheap manaufactured smell. The smell is more of real cherries and there is a hint of earthy hops. The taste is of a perfect amount of cherry and some earthy hops. The taste is very smooth and well balanced. The mouthfeel is slightly watery but not too bad with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall the drinkability is good, the taste is crisp and clean and not overpowering and leaves you wanting more. You could drink a lot of these in a session.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 19:02:51 | More by goblue3509
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P- Al's of Hampden

A- a cream soda like color. Minimal head and light lacing. Quite clear and carbonated.

S- sour tart cherry smell. mild caramel malt and wheat smell hints at the nose.

T- a dark cherry tart flavor that is actually half decent. The flavor complements the sweet malts as well. It reminds me of a cherry jolly rancher that is melted.

M- light-bodied and tartness coats the mouth. Smooth and crisp.

O- i was actually impressed and i do like this beer. Erie has hits and misses but this is a hit. A nice sixer for a fall leaf raking is nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 18:44:22 | More by Dodo2step
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Dmorrison

New York

3.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the ideal, refreshing fruit beer. Many fruit beers have a gross, nyquil taste, but Erie's black cherry smells, and tastes, like honest cherries. The rest of the beer has a mild, prickly carbonation and a simple, malty flavor. There's no head to speak of. It's like a tasty, malty, cherry soda that will get you drunk. That might not sound like much, but many breweries have tried, and failed, to craft it before. I will definitely have another, some day at the bar.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2010 05:34:36 | More by Dmorrison
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a lightly hazy golden orange color with a small white head. The head faded fast leaving a light lacing.

Smell – Aromas of a malty base mixed with cherry are the most prominent. With these are some lighter aromas of yeast and some banana.

Taste – The flavor begins of a sweeter cherry and lighter malt base. As it moves on the sweetness fades slightly but by no means does the cherry flavor becomes more dry. Toward the middle and the end of the taste notes of vanilla shinning through and create a palatable flavor on the tongue that lingers on.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was rather average with the carbonation level being slightly above. Both were quite fitting for the sweeter and fruitier flavors of the beer, making it more refreshing on the tongue.

Overall – While on the sweeter side this was a very tasty and refreshing beer. One that is good on a summer day and one well worth a try if you have never had it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 00:25:03 | More by Darkmagus82
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like black cherries and bready/grainy malt. I think the taste is just like the aroma, full of bready/grainy malt and sweet cherries. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and surprisingly creamy. It has good, soft carbonation which helps make this brew easy to drink. I think it's a solid beer overall, I certainly wouldn't turn one down! $1.79 a single.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:25:27 | More by bluejacket74
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

04-19-2014 02:53:55 | More by crowsnest
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

02-11-2014 15:52:56 | More by pcsnyder
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garcia2a

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a red toned golden color, clear with light carbonation and a two finger head.

The nose had nice cherry fruit tones, noticeable but not overpowering. I got a slight grass and bread note at the end.

The fruit carried well to the taste, again prominent but not overpowering. A reasonable dry finish with an earthy grain faint aftertaste.

The body is good for the style. Mouthfeel is good, making this a pretty easy drinking beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2009 04:45:48 | More by garcia2a
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

08-16-2013 03:29:29 | More by 52P48
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

06-28-2014 02:51:56 | More by wrightst
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Derailed Black Cherry Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.