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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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73
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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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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klein


1/5  rDev -68.4%

07-22-2012 22:03:32 | More by klein
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -60.4%

07-04-2013 15:12:37 | More by Larrydoherty
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

12-26-2011 00:28:42 | More by oneturbucfan
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maznblue80

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

02-22-2013 04:48:18 | More by maznblue80
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.65/5  rDev -47.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 03:45:20 | More by jtierney89
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Mordkanin


1.98/5  rDev -37.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 01:43:00 | More by Mordkanin
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -36.7%

01-06-2013 06:38:04 | More by Pensfan0782
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bilhelm

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -36.7%

05-12-2014 15:05:20 | More by bilhelm
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Papabeans


2/5  rDev -36.7%

01-22-2013 00:53:03 | More by Papabeans
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Lare453

Florida

2/5  rDev -36.7%

05-16-2014 01:23:16 | More by Lare453
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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -36.7%

04-22-2013 20:56:32 | More by mcewesr
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TequilaTom

Ohio

2/5  rDev -36.7%

05-26-2013 16:15:22 | More by TequilaTom
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craigdb

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -36.7%

02-09-2014 18:44:13 | More by craigdb
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speter

New Jersey

2.2/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 01:29:56 | More by speter
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bpw28

New Jersey

2.42/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 20:56:08 | More by bpw28
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LoveStout

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

01-20-2014 05:22:24 | More by LoveStout
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

06-29-2013 00:40:26 | More by MeisterMayhem
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deonreds

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

03-19-2012 05:19:14 | More by deonreds
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

01-20-2014 05:22:39 | More by djrn2
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.53/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured a nectarine orange with a bright clarity and an off white, patchy head that did little to stick around or impress. Visible effervesce was light, of tightly bound micro-bubbles that lazily rose to the surface. The color was not what I had in mind from the name, the head was sudsy and a non-factor and overall this just had no visual appeal.

S: The nose had light hints of cherry juice against a sugary cereal grain backing. Wish there was more to say here but mundane and again average at best.

T: The flavor was sweet, loaded with syrupy essence of cherry juice. Fruity with a touch of dry cherry skins sneak in midway through the experience before giving way to a slight tart finish. Overall the flavor was one-dimensional and overbearingly sweet and fruity.

M: The mouthful was flat, oily in texture and rather boring. A light to medium fullness.

D: Overall drinkability was less then average by my regards, way to sweet and overbearing to consume more then 1 with even that being a struggle. Halfway through the drink I questioned if it was worth it to finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 22:26:23 | More by beerthulhu
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter - fridge - 2009

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange sunset color with a creamy looking white head. The bubbles are small, the formation is pillowy, with only 1/4" of height and not much retention at all.

Smell: Barley, biscuits, cranberry, old cherry.

Taste: Fairly light flavors of lifesaver cherry mixed with fresh cherries. The barley malt is flat and simplistic. Nothing fantastic here.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin and partly tart. Some sugar and very little detectable alcohol.

Drinkability: Not an overtly complex beer, but it is slightly fruity and approachable for novices. Worth drinking as a lawnmower brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 02:36:05 | More by Risser09
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Brent

Kentucky

2.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ah, one of those beers that, because you can grab a single, you decide to give it a go, despite some reservation about beers that note they are "malt beverage with fruit flavor added." Then it languishes in the beer fridge, repeatedly pushed aside until dwindling stock impels you to take the plunge.

This is the part where I would like to turn the corner and write that it turned out to be great beer. Alas, 'tis not to be. Poured a rather odd pale, reddish-pink tinge. Some sweet cherry notes in the aroma. Very little actual beer flavor. Primary flavor was a somewhat sweet cherry note, and with the high level of carbonation, this could easily have passed for watered down carbonated cherry Kool-aid.

Derailed ale. Puns are too easy here.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 19:34:51 | More by Brent
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Tedwarhc for this bottle. Served in a tulip.

Pours a bright light pinkish-orange color with a large fizzy, soda-like head that falls quickly into a very thin collar. Nose brings forward some fake cherry character and not much else. The flavor is strange with some artificial cherry and almost tastes like a cherry Tootsie Roll without the chocolate. Light body and plenty of carbonation. Interesting, but not something I'd drink very much of.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 23:39:35 | More by Thorpe429
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Suds

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

In general, I haven't been a fan of fruit beer. Unfortunately, this brew supports that predisposition. It's a pale copper color with a very slight, fizzy head. The aroma is strong with cherry (it reminds me of a chocolate covered cherry candy). It's go t a decent malt aroma, hidden beneath the cherry. It's not a beer-like aroma, however. The taste is moderately sweet, with a bit of twang. It's got some malt, and a lot of fruit. Still, it seem artificial and misplaced. It doesn't have a lot of balance, and just seem to miss the spot. Medium in body. All in all, it's not a really enjoyable beer...although it is interesting.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 00:33:08 | More by Suds
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -13%

05-19-2014 04:39:01 | More by LJWalker
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Derailed Black Cherry Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.