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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,388 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1388
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: philbe311 on 04-03-2009)
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Mcculler

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vigorous pour builds a pretty head that quickly dissipates. Clear amber beer with a slightly pink head.

On the nose, solidly honey and cherries. Nothing else.

Tastes beautiful, partly because it nails a complex natural Michigan tart cherry flavor, but also mainly because of the progression of the flavors, from dry cherry to sweet and honeyed to sour and slightly, pleasantly vinegary. The progression works, especially at a cold to cool temperature, to build to sweet but just before becoming too sweet it quickly turn sour to clean the palate. Perhaps it is - slightly - too sweet at room temperature.

Nice mouthfeel for a beer between a desert beer and a quaffable fruit beer.

Highly drinkable for over 6 percent and as fruity as this is.

Not sure why this beer is rated B. I think this is a very good fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 03:25:11 | More by Mcculler
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - reddish iced-tea color, pinkish cap is a bit watery but with some worthy legs of lace.

Aroma - tart cherry aroma, soft with an interesting cinnamon edge.

Taste - definitely a sweeter, almost cidery beer. A few metallic noted outta the gate. A nice tart bite on the swallow, Michigan cherries of course. Slightly oxidized on the aftertaste, but the sample is aged a little beyond what I would recommend. Still finishes tasty, tart, and dry.

Mouthfeel - crisp and refreshing, again reminiscent of a cider. Average body a good fit for the style.

Overall - good spring/summer beer, provided you like cherries. Not as stately as Quelque Chose, but certainly more sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 04:06:23 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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zrab11

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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Per label : "Malt Beverage brewed with cherry puree."

The aroma is a sweet cherry scent. Pours a headless rose red and slightly cloudy. Looks like a black cherry soda with less carbonation! The taste is more of a wine cooler than an ale! Cherry is bold and upfront, faint grain on the back. I noted a sediment on the bottom of bottle post pour. If this were a BMC brew it would be called a "malternative".
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Serving type: bottle

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Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,388 ratings.