Erie 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.
Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.0 Out Of 5 Pints