Erie Derailed

erie derailedErie Brewing Company was founded in October, 1993 with it’s original location as the Union Station/Hoppers Brew Pub. In 1999 they transitioned from a Brewpub to a full fledged brewery, and moved from Union Station to their current facility. Today Erie brews a dozen year-round and seasonal beers, offering something for everyone. One of their mainstays is a Black Cherry Cream Ale named “Derailed.”

The beer pours a golden apricot color with rose highlights. The thin white head shows average retention. Once the head dissipates a small amount of lacing remains mainly in a ring around the sides of the glass.

The nose offers up bready notes alongside caramel malts. There is definitely a notable black cherry aroma that holds up against the bready and malty notes. There is a slightly grassy note is detectable as well.

On the palate you will find luscious black cherry flavors. Bready and yeasty notes, as well as malty notes help to provide a great contrast to the fruit. The creamy mouthfeel adds to overall appeal of the beer. Unlike most fruit beers this one is neither too sweet nor too tart.

A balanced brew and easy drinking from the folks at Erie. Try pairing this one with Gouda, braised pork with cherries or black forest cheesecake. 3 out of 5 Pints

Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.0 Out Of 5 Pints

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