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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders CeriseFounders Cerise

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1,441 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,441
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 34
Gots: 82 | FT: 3
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-clear red and amber coloration with a smallish white head and little lacing

S-malt, sweet cherries, hints of herbal aromas

T-bready malt with sweet cherry flavor with some tartness, light herbal character

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, slight acidity

O-not bad with some solid cherry flavor, but overall I guess I'm just not a big fan of cherry beers

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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Beer Engine, Cleveland. Finally got around to rating this one. Reddish coloued boy, a little retained head that is soapy. Well malted down only somewhat tart cherry taste. Its OK, and that's all that seems intended.Average mouthfeel carbonation is right there.

Sammy, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of samie85
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a zinfandel like color with a finger of pinkish colored foam that leaves lacing.

S-Smells primarily of cherry and wheat with some sweet caramel malt notes.

T-Light cherry notes with some caramel malt backing and a slight bitterness on the finish.

M-Medium bodied with a slick and drying feel and moderate carbonation.

D-Pretty drinkable and the most beery fruit beer I've ever had. Pretty well-rounded and drinkable beer.

samie85, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of semibaked
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a hazy cherry color with a thin ring of foam on top.

S - Cherry juice off the bat which is too be expected, but I don't much else. The cherry smell isn't over powering just the only thing I smell.

T - Wow good strong cherry flavor hits me, has a decent amount of sourness. Also has a medicinal flavor too, but I like it.

M - Thin bodied and a tad oily. A ton of carbonation, pretty sharp at times too.

D - This is pretty decent, it had a good cherry flavor but definitely one dimensional, nice too try though.

semibaked, Mar 24, 2010
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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a slightly hazy, deep, ruby coloring with no head whatsoever. Aromas of a slight roasting and a watered down, subtle cherry tartness. It almost smells like when you make Jell-O, and have to boil water and add it to the mix pack. That initial smell when the water hits the powder, only from a couple of rooms away...that's what this smells like. Flavors are rich and deeply sweet, with a solid cherry flavor, definitely more maracino than black. Only a subtle tartness in the palate, and the beer refrains from getting into the sugary or syrupy realm. This brew has legit fruit flavors. The beer is thin, and with a slight carbonation it has a very crisp feel in mouth. Sweet, moderate aftertaste that has an even fade as the palate clears. Extremely clean finish. This beer is completely different from what I was expecting. Not bad.

GarthDanielson, Sep 30, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bottle into a glass.

Appearance: Poured a light red, almost pink with a very small head that fizzled out quickly. In truth, it looked almost like a soda.

Smell: It has the cherry smell as it would be expected, however it wasn't as overpowering as I expected it to be.

Taste: Much sweeter than expected. To me, it almost tasted more like strawberries than cherries as it is so sweet.

Mouthfeel: This is a pretty thin beer, but it had a bit of character in some kind of thickness that was unexpected quite frankly.

Drinkability: Although this beer tastes pretty good, it's just too sweet for me. One or two at most for me.

civilizedpsycho, Jun 24, 2009
Photo of thain709
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a reddish-orange body that really glowed...the head was about one finger and white in color...nice retention until it slowly fell to a small ring...decent lacing

S - The first aroma I detect is actually that of sweet malts...the cherry does not come out until the beer settles...the cherries smell sweet and fresh...pretty much like the puree that's described on the label

T - Pretty one dimensional here...cherry flavors are throughout...although the pale malts do add a little bit of depth to the flavor...the cherries are sweet at first but they do present a subtle tartness...it's almost as if there is a slight hop tingle in the finish

M - Medium bodied...has some lightness to it but the cherry puree gives in some body...the tartness doesn't last long...carbonation

O - Out of all the Founders beers I've been able to try this has to be my least favorite...the cherry flavor is there but most of the time it's pretty low key...a little extra tartness would have been nice...albeit a nice summer beer

thain709, Jul 02, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Bright red color with a 1-finger bubbly pink head. Decent retention and lacing. Slightly hazy while still being transparent with lots of carbonation bubbles.

S - Cherries and a definite wheat malt presence.

T - Sweet, with cherry and wheat malt flavors. At the finish, there may be a very slight presence of earthy, floral hops.

F - Light-to-medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a sweet, slightly dry finish. Cherry and wheat sweetness lingers for a little bit.

O - This is a pretty good fruit beer. It’s tasty to be sure, but if the cherry were taken away, the base wheat beer would only be an average beer. The cherry certainly adds to the color, aroma, and taste, but it can only do so much with an average base beer. Still, it’s a pretty good beer, especially if you’re into fruit beers and/or cherries.

BlackBelt5112203, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of cnjohn19
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

very up and down with this one...pours a strong pale red with a contrasting white head...but it disappears right away...i'm getting no strong smells...malts are there but not like i thought they would be in this malt beverage...but, very delicious...malt smoothness and sweet cherries dominate...if you just were judging by taste, this beer would do alright...you'll see what i'm talking about...

i really wish this brew was more dry and finished with a dry spumante-type finish...but, see what you think...i'd buy a single and stay away from the 4-pack unless you have friends who might enjoy...

cnjohn19, Aug 22, 2009
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,441 ratings.