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Derailed Black Cherry Cream Ale | Erie Brewing Co.

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Derailed Black Cherry Cream AleDerailed Black Cherry Cream Ale
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Derailed Black Cherry Cream AleDerailed Black Cherry Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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2.76/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Did not enjoy. Very sour

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
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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3.44/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.07/5  rDev +28%
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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4.63/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not near as fruity as it sounds. Drinks like a lager, the black cherry is not overpowering, but it is pronounced. Good beer. I would like higher ABV, though.

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3.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.4/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.85/5  rDev -10.4%

A pretty bland beer... not much body and the finish is lackluster. Has more of a wheat beer character than a cream ale, and the tartness from the cherries / weird fermentation is pretty kickin’. Kind of dry and very tart - not really much else, though. It is refreshing, though... I'll give it that.

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

August 21, 2014

12 oz bottle, tulip

A – Amber, a lot of orange especially where the light shines through easily. A decent ¾ inch head that drops down to a couple centimeters, very white.

S – Definitely getting some cherry notes, as expected based on the description, but some caramel and sugar as well. Might even say there’s a hint of alcohol.

T – Very tart, actually a lot of characteristics of a sour beer. Not as sweet as expected based on the smell, but definitely makes me pucker a little bit. It’s not necessarily like Warheads, but it’s not that far off from Shock Tarts. Amazingly, I’m not saying this actually a bad thing. Because it’s carbonated very well there’s quite a good balance with the sourness and the sugar I am getting. Tartness lingers briefly on the finish.

M – Very highly carbonated, effervescent. The sour and sugar are there and then just as quickly gone, with just the mild tart finish.

O – Not at all what I expected when I opened the bottle, from the appearance through to the flavor. It definitely has cherry, but much more of a tart, sour version than the sweetness I thought would be there. Don’t know that I could drink these all day, but as a one-off I am pleasantly surprised.

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Derailed Black Cherry Cream Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 234 ratings
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