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:
230
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
18.84%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 230 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of rfoltz53
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kyle7996
4.14/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good taste although on the sweet side not overly, smooth after taste. Not overly carbonated towards the end making it easy to drink. A good fruit beer.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A:Light orange with a one-finger head
S: Some wheat/malt, a bit of cherry, light/straightforward
T: A bit sweet, black cherry but artificial/a bit soda-like
M: Light-bodied, a bit sweet
O: Reminds me more of soda than beer. Sweet/simple, tasty though artificial

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Photo of Nyskizy
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nitter
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultimate
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chessiejackson
4.09/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's almost summer and this is a great refreshing beer. I wish I had discovered it earlier because the new labels don't have an engine on them and I save every label with trains on them because I'm a railfan, but this and their soleil are a heck of a lot better than other fruit beers I've had.

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Photo of joecon
3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice ale for a hot summer day. Good taste of cherry. Best served very cold!

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jemes21
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yergermeister
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of finlayj
3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honestly not a bad brew. Tasty but not overdone.

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Photo of MrJuengling
2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of clager
3.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very authentic on cherry flavor as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good fruited cream ale. All around good robustness and balance of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of tallfellapgh
4.37/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Took awhile to find but blows away Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. Now need to find on draught!

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Photo of mothmanscott
2.71/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky deep gold with a rose tint producing 2 fingers of white, fizzy, foamy, shortlived head that leaves a thin surface cap, collar ring & no lace. Before I get started let me say that this is more like one of the sour ale styles or a fruit beer than a Cream Ale. In fact it puts me in mind of a Berliner Weissbier. It also reminds me slightly of Boulevard\'s Hibiscus Gose, though not of that quality. Is this brewed with Lactobacillus? Aroma is very thin & weak biscuit malt, with a sour note that suggests lemon & vinegar but nothing I would call cherry, some weak fruity hint is there, but my nose does not recognize it as cherry, black or otherwise. Taste is tart: Sweet tarts married to mineral water smothering hints of biscuit malt, honey & fruit that show up primarily in the finish. I can imagine a little cherry here. Afrertaste is rapidly fading mostly fruity tart & then nothing. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation producing a prickly bite, a little slick, dry & crisp.

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Photo of Blaze5445
2.82/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of shortkut
2.76/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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 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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Photo of goldzconv
3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baconfromwalmart
4.07/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice surprising tartness and a great mouth feel.

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Derailed Black Cherry Cream Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
3.29 out of 5 based on 230 ratings.
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