Derailed Black Cherry Ale - Erie Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 10-15-2009)
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Wegmans, poured chilled from the 12oz into a willybecker.

The color is light amber with a light haze and thin pale pink head which falls to a ring of fine beads, carbonation is visible and rises rapidly. The smell is faintly fruity with a creamy malt/yeast ester with light berry/cherry sweetness in the aroma. The feel is decent with moderate carbonation and slight sweetness upfront with medium body and slight tangy cherry with semi-dry finish.

The flavor is as expected, pretty safe with slight cherry taste that adds a hint of fruit sweetness with a light yeast tanginess and mild creamy texture of malt in the back with a subtle, semi dry mild finish. The flavor is pretty good, not exceptional but it did exceed my expectations -worth a try however I probably will not purchase it again.

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4/5  rDev +27%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of TonyY
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of chefhatt
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.

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Kerne
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +19%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of bluejacket74
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Derailed Black Cherry Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.