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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,463
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 37
Gots: 84 | 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:
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(Beer added by: philbe311 on 04-03-2009)
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

optimator705, Aug 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Photo of viverlee
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The dreaded fruit beer, it’s like smoking or sex with a six. I know I shouldn’t but I do.

STYLE: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

ABV: 6.5%

LOOK: All it needs is a lemon twist. It has more of a ladies’ night cosmo vibe than any beer I’ve had before. Full cherry and raspberry red, lightly carbonated, and a well-shaken cloudiness. What surprises me the most is the stickiness. This isn’t #9.

NOSE: Um? No cherries? Well, that’s maybe not fair, but really no cherries? I’ll be blunt, it smells mostly like poster board. The kind you present your science fair project with. There is a captive cherry in there somewhere dying to get out, lost, I believe, in the successful desire to balance the maltiness with the tartness.

MOUTH: Soft cherry, red apple peel, and grape skins. Not overwhelming at all, I dig it. It needs a bit more acidity, however. Some lemon hoppiness could do this brew a world of good. I was expecting a shock-and-awe cherry bomb and am happy to report it’s actually quite mild, quite balanced … from a flavor profile. It is, unfortunately, a bit flat on the tongue, again missing some kind of pop. Try it, yes. Love it, eh.

Beeradvocate Rating: 83

Hayward Abbey Rating: 79

viverlee, Aug 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ferrettman687, Aug 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

tokyoakazukin, Aug 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

IBSRJOE, Aug 01, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into HF glass.

A- Pours a slightly translucent dark cherry red with a very thin white bubbly head that quickly dissipates. Some white sedimentation floating around in the glass. Some spotty lacing left around the glass. Fairly light carbonation.

S- Light cherry syrup, sweet, smells a little bit sugary, not too aromatic, but not bad smelling.

T- Lightly sweet cherry, a little bit of berries, slightly artificial tasting, a little bit sugary, and not overly complex drinks almost like cherry juice. Not terrible, but definitely not great.

M- Light, not too much carbonation, goes down easily. A little bit too flat.

O- This was okay, but definitely a little bit disappointing for a Founders beer. Not too much aroma, a little bit artificial tasting, and fairly flat. That being said it was fairly easy to drink and it wasn't terrible (just had high expectations). I'd recommend trying it if you are a fruit beer fan, but probably stay away from it if you aren't.

jaasen64, Jul 31, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. bottled 6/6/12.

pours out a deep pinkish red color with a small slightly off white head that faded to a thin ring rather quickly. slightly cloudy, no lace.

not much aroma, exspecially when its still pretty cold. as it warms, some sweet cherries are noticable, a bit cough syrup like, some grains noticable as well.

sweet cherries with a little bit of tartness towards the finish. some grains noticable. hints of cough syrup and sugar.

medium to light in body, good, refreshing feeling carbonation.

a decent summer brew, but i maybe expected more from founders. easy drinking.

dogfishandi, Jul 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,463 ratings.