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

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1.65/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear golden color with a sticky 2 finger head. Subtle nose of biscuits with lightly sugared cherry jam.

Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet biscuit graininess up front followed by a subtle floral and earthy hop presence. Finishes with just a touch of cherry tartness. Lingering black cherries in the mouth but nothing too overbearing. Nice feeling in the mouth but a little too much lingering sweetness. Also, its a little boring, even for a fruit beer which usually have some interesting qualities be it good or bad.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It basically tastes and smells like carbonated apple juice. No sour notes whatsoever, so it doesn't even have a nice hard cider appeal.

I'm not getting any cherry from it. Finished two bottles, served in a pint glass. Overall, pretty disappointing.

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2.2/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12-oz bottle into nonic.

A: Copper colored with a substantial head that fades to impressive lacing.

S: Metallic cherry cough syrup. It's difficult to get past that.

T: Unfortunately, much like the smell. There is an overpowering cherry sucrettes taste that overpowers any other tastes present. Cherry up front, in the center and as a lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium body with a pleasant level of carbonation. Just about right for an ale.

D: The mouthfeel makes me think that this could be a half-way decent ale if the overpowering sweetness of the cherry were toned down. Maybe I could use this in a chocolate cake.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look: Very small bleach white head, orange (about a 13 SRM), good lacing, slow light carb.

Smell: Light roasty, grassy, fruity (cherry of course), earthy, fresh fig. Very clean nose.

Taste: Cherry, light malt, slight candiness. Body is light.

Final Thoughts: I hate to say it like this, but it's almost like a four loko without the big alcohol. It just seems like candy cherry with malt. Not one of Erie's best I've had so far.

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