Derailed Black Cherry Cream Ale | Erie Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
eriebrewingco.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Derailed Black Cherry Ale

Added by TheFightfan1 on 10-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
231
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
18.84%
 
 
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7
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36
For Trade:
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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of klein
1/5  rDev -69.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -62%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
1.5/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Did not enjoy. Very sour

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Photo of jtierney89
1.65/5  rDev -49.8%
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.

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of Mordkanin
2.03/5  rDev -38.3%
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.

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Photo of speter
2.2/5  rDev -33.1%
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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2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

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2.4/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.46/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TTripp725
2.47/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bpw28
2.49/5  rDev -24.3%
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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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I rate this beer a 2.5 out of 5.

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Derailed Black Cherry Cream Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
3.29 out of 5 based on 231 ratings.
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