Derailed Black Cherry Ale - Erie Brewing Co.

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Derailed Black Cherry AleDerailed Black Cherry Ale

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74
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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 19.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 10-15-2009

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Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - One finger of loose, bone white head on top of a golden brown body. The head has surprising staying power and leaves decent lace.

S - Light, grainy malt with lots of berry-like fruit aroma. Raspberries and black cherry.

T - A big, sweet note of juicy raspberryies and pears up front. Some light toasted malt backing up the fruit.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a reasonably dry finish

D - I didn't expect too much from this beer, but it is actually pretty dectent. It is not at all complex, with the fruit flavor thoroughly dominating anything else, but it is relatively mild and it avoids becoming cloyingly sweet or cough syrup like. If you want a mild, non wheat dominated fruit beer, this would be a decent choice.

Photo of longdivision
3.95/5  rDev +24.6%
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.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Now it did say this was a cream ale on the six pack holder but not on the bottle.

Poured into a perfect pint. Pours a pinkish-amber hazy color. With an insane white heading on it. The foam raised well above the rim and held. Left soapy lacing all throuhgout the tasting.

Smell is very subtle in cherry notes and fruitiness.Slight earthiness to it as well.

Taste is very cherry sweet with an almost soda-like taste. Alot smoother than first anticipated. Does leave a linger of cherry in the aftertaste as well as some nuttiness.

Mouth is way overcarbonated but is still very smooth not watery like most overcarbonated beers. A light to medium type beverage.

A bit too much bubbliness for my liking but not too bad. I guess it's kind of geared towards the champagne folk. Not bad but not great.

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Derailed Black Cherry Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.