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:
233
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
18.84%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
36
For Trade:
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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Act25
3.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a fan of fruit beers except in the hands of folks like Carton, Oskar, Ballast...
3.14 score makes this a 'cherry pi'.

A: Pours a slight hazed, mostly clear dark honey. As with fruity beer head neither lasts nor laces.
S: Natural black cherries over cereal grain malts. A bit of Dr Pepper.
T: I get cherry first, over sweet malts, and it's all too sweet.
F: Creamy like cream soda. Too sweet.
O: Might blend well with a roasty stout like No Hero. (AHHH! That saved it)

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Photo of FrancisM12
2.64/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jmerchlinsky
4.11/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.16/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Really great color,smells like black cherry soda. Taste wise it was a bit of a cross between a shandy and a sour. A bit more like a soda than a beer but did have some malt grain taste. I liked it but not sure I would go out of my way for it

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Photo of gestyr
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this in a sampler 12 pack from Erie Brewing.
12oz bottle
Pours a nice gold/oramge with a lot of foam that subsides to a 1 finger head of creamy white bubbles. It has a nice cherry aroma along with some malt sweetness. The taste follows through with a good sour cherry flavor backed up by malt sweetness. The body is appropriate for the style. Overall, this is a nice, tasty beer. I will buy again.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Today is the eve of All Hallow's Evening, aka Hallowe'en, and my treats for the remainder of the day will consist of beers from (e)Erie Brewing Company in (e)Erie, PA. No tricks, hopefully just treats and plenty of eerie goings-on as I work on the systematic eradication of my bottle backlog.

From the bottle: "enjoy erie brews".

The Pop! of the cap on this one was much less eventful. I got the pour going and then had to back off as the foaming action began coming up rather quickly. I would up with two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, tawny head that seemed to take forever to fall. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was redolent with a sweet black cherry smell, kind of like black cherry ice cream or black cherry pop, both memories of childhood. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was definitely of cherry, but it was less sweet than the nose had led me to expect. Instead, it had a slight tartness to it that made it all the more pleasant to me. That said, if we are to be reviewing to style and not to taste, then this was not really what I would consider within spec for a Cream Ale. Finish was semi-dry, a direct result of the adjunct cherry flavoring, but it was a departure from most people's expectations for a Cream Ale.

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

Photo of farrago
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin head, clean white, enough larger bubbles to hurt retention, a good swirl creates thick splotches but they lack the stickiness to last. Coppery orange colored liquid with a good amount of particulate floating around inside, only a few lazy bubbles visible within. The nose first impresses with the cherry but there’s also a sizable percentage of cereal, baking dough, doses of lemon zest, honey then iron and earth, almost savory like balsamic vinegar. In the mouth it’s medium-bodied and loses lots of presence past the mid-palate. Carbonation is negligible. The cherry and vanilla cream pairs well but lacks intensity. That burst of lemon helps keep it lively. At times it tastes like black cherry soda, nothing in the flavor profile to suggest beer. Does have that grain and cereal component and moments of flower water. Not that sweet, albeit at times you wish it were so. Overall, it’s easy to sip and nothing really strikes you as an overt flaw. But, again, were the flavors more concentrated it might hold your attention longer.

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

12 oz bottle, poured in a stemmed, tulip style glass. "Fruit Beer" on Untappd, "Cream Ale" on Beeradvocate, but in the end, this beer tasted like a sour, with nice tartness. Light cherry color hue to the beer, cherry aroma, and tartness. I think this beer should be simply named "Sour Cherry" :)

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

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.47/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, earthiness, slight citrus, and a hint of tea. Fits the style of a Cream Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight sweet malt, hint of pale malt, slight citrus, and an earthiness. Overall, the earthiness is odd, the cherry and cream are hard to distinguish, and weak appearance.

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Photo of arevalo
3.67/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ArtZan
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.27/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jimboothdesigns
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a red color with a thin head. Immediately get a nose full of sour cherry and crab apple. Mostly tart with a good amount of sweetness. Flavor is there at the beginning and middle but thins out quickly at the end. Very unique beer. Not a session beer but good every now and again.

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Photo of VDJ104
3.77/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 ckollias
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drinking12many
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Derailed Black Cherry Cream Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
3.29 out of 5 based on 233 ratings.
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