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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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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
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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TonyY

New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-29-2013 21:45:20 | More by TonyY
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-15-2013 15:38:58 | More by BillRoth
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

12-04-2013 03:37:04 | More by IdrinkGas
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I poured this beer and it has a light rose color body with a very small head. The aroma is sweet and with a cherry notes. The taste is sweet but not overpouring of cherry, imo it coild be a little more tart. The mouthfeel is watery but goes down easy and overall a good beer. I would drink this in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 02:43:22 | More by chefhatt
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -4.8%

11-16-2013 04:23:58 | More by jaydoc
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Kerne

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

11-10-2013 15:48:10 | More by Kerne
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.8%

10-30-2013 08:32:19 | More by clfrost
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.8%

10-21-2013 21:04:12 | More by acurtis
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-20-2013 05:42:36 | More by Gmartin75
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-04-2013 21:02:42 | More by kylehay2004
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-22-2013 04:56:49 | More by jagada
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-20-2013 18:11:55 | More by Griggsy
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.8%

09-19-2013 19:06:42 | More by ejimhof
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JeltMaaj

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.8%

09-13-2013 23:26:25 | More by JeltMaaj
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Somewhat hazy bright amber color with orange hightlight. Head is a solid 1/3 inch that settles to a mild lace ring.
S - Smell is rather bready, mild grainy hops, and a sort of brown sugar pure black cherry juice thing going on.
T - Well I reached for a fruit beer and got a good one! Sweet ripe black cherries meets a mild sweet malts and a somewhat muted hop edge so guess what it taste more like fruit than beer. Not too overly sweet or tart just fruity.
M - Light to medium easy to chug even right out of the bottle.

Overall they really made quite a good fruit beer maybe too fruity but its far from watery and has enough hop balance for it to be a beer. I would get it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 05:30:13 | More by DrDemento456
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +19%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

08-10-2013 10:40:45 | More by Budinetz
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +19.4%
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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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-31-2013 22:45:46 | More by AMCPhD
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-31-2013 00:28:17 | More by Kerrie
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-29-2013 23:21:36 | More by 59rockabilly
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mystery beer at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan. Figured I'd give it a try... never heard of the beer or brewery before.

Well... I'm surprised this beer is classified as a cream ale. What? It's the very definition of a fruit beer. The black cherry is on the front and back and everywhere in between. It's in the smell, and it's all around. The aftertaste is somewhat tart and pretty sweet, with a malt body that reminds you that this is a beer and not some sort of a wine cooler. Make no qualms about it, this is a fruit beer. It's not a beer with fruit juice added, it tastes like fruit juice with beer added ... take that as you will. It's not an awful beer, but one was enough for me, and I doubt I could ever have more than two in a session. The dominance of the cherry makes this a super "girly beer". Some malt, lots of tart and sweet cherries. It's not bad by any means, but it's far from great.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 02:25:01 | More by Alextricity
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -4.8%

07-16-2013 16:47:24 | More by harpus
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.14/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pouring to a light tan/orange hue, this beer has little foam, moderate carbonation, and a nose that is rather faint, with scents of wheat, grain, and a small amount of fruit. There is little or no lacing and the body of the beer is completely clear.

Taking a taste of this beer, I can detect a little bit of dark fruit, some apple, a touch of honey, and some lightly toasted malt and biscuits. There isn’t much hop character and the beer finishes light and clean. The fruit taste is a little sweeter than tart overall.

This beer is made with natural black cherry flavor but I find the cherry qualities a little more subdued than expected. I have tried other cherry beers and, from the very first sip, it is obvious that the beer in front of you is a cherry brew. With this one, not so much. You can taste some fruit, but it is a little more subtle than others and I can see how some may mistake the cherry for different fruits.

Fruit beers are sometimes difficult to get right. With this beer, the flavors seem a tad off. It’s an acceptable beer, but not one I would seek out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 02:43:28 | More by BryanCarey
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MightiestBeard

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-08-2013 23:38:50 | More by MightiestBeard
Derailed Black Cherry Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.