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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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1,427 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,427
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 34
Gots: 79 | FT: 4
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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malcontent

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Into a tulip, Cerise pours a dark pink with just a thin layer of fizzy head. Appearance is somewhat cloudy although sediment isn't readily visible.

While there is a bit of tart cherry up front the prevailing scent is one of damp, dank basement. Kind of off-putting to say the least.

Not as bad as the smell would indicate but it seems an awkward marriage of flavors. The malt body is vaguely biscuity making me think Founders used an ESB or pale ale recipe for the base. The cherries kind of clash with this producing a beer slightly medicinal in nature. Still, the initial cherry flavor is fresh and tart. I just think a more traditional wheat base may have worked better.

Mouthfeel is actually nice and spritzy without being overcarbonated, a welcome attribute in fruit beers. I still don't think I'd want more than one of these, however.

EDIT: as it warms the cherry flavor really shines through nicely making for a much more drinkable and pleasant brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 02:17:13 | More by malcontent
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Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,427 ratings.