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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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82
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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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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-10-2012 16:43:03 | More by HopBrain
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer comes across like a little less cerise in the appearance versus just like a normal beer, sure there are some running pink highlights through it, and some pinkish white head. Overall, its still pretty. Aroma, eh, more like some cherry kids drink.

The taste is much the same, far from authentic quality cherries here, but its not sugared up water either, there's a decent malt aspect to it, and even minimal hops, but for a Founders product, its pretty disappointing to have to say its unqualified enough and results in an average rating. Mouthfeel, the carbonation is there, but there was nothing heavy taste or flavor wise, so I'm still kind of confounded. Ultimately, this beer neither delivers on the potential of cherries. It doesn't have the awesome cherry flavor of something like New Glarus, and lacks the tartness of some of the more sour cherry beers (Cascade, Allagash, belgians etc. . . ).

So who is this beer for? I dunno. Can't figure that market out. Its not a bad beer, but its far from even average in the Founders lineup.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 16:12:17 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date is 5/15/12. One of the few Founders regulars I've never had or reviewed.

Poured into my forgotten about Ebenezer's tulip. The color is a slightly hazy cranberry red, a bubbly pink head retains well as a thick and swirly cap, leaves some good lace.

Cherries obviously make up the bulk of the smell. They give off a sweet+jammy feel, slightly stemmy/grassy, and perhaps some caramel malts there as well. Somewhat faint.

Taste is similar, quite light and faint, pretty much straight up cherries. Reminds me of a less intense Wisconsin Belgian Red (ironic since this has higher ABV.) Kind of a cherry pie vibe with stemmy tastes and a slight tartness. Some other red fruits also come to mind (cranberries, raspberries). Finishes with some toastiness and a touch of caramel.

Feels light for the ABV, slightly foamy with medium carbonation.

Pretty good cherry taste but the flavor overall is too weak. Still, doesn't come off as overly sweet or artificial like many fruit beers so that's a plus. I think Founders was going for an accessible change-up for their lineup, and it succeeds there, but not really up to par with their other work.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 15:06:13 | More by Chico1985
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-10-2012 10:54:49 | More by IPAFrankieH
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beerdedbiker

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-09-2012 14:25:12 | More by beerdedbiker
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy orange-red with a half-finger of fizzy white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some decent lacing.

S - Aroma is full of tart cherries with some light wheat and a touch of citrus.

T - Starts off with sweet and tart cherry flavor with some grains and wheat and a touch of lemon. Through the middle, more bold cherry flavor and tartness comes through with a touch of vanilla and sourness. The finish is a mix of tart cherries with some wheat and a touch of lemon zest.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. The tartness and boldness of the cherry flavor is really nice. Very crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 03:54:16 | More by ngeunit1
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TheBronze

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-08-2012 22:28:01 | More by TheBronze
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Norton21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-08-2012 03:53:19 | More by Norton21
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ToasterChef

Maine

4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is translucent and ruby colored. A thn head of pink foam rests on top.

Black cherry aroma with some musty yeast.

The beer has a very nice fruit flavor. Cherries are a bunny and provide a robust sweetness that canned cherry pie filling wishes it had. I detect no sourness, so Kirk fans be warned. A subtle black cherry flavor lingers after I swallow.

The beer has plenty of carbonation. The tiny bubbles play on my tongue. A coat is left behind, but it isn't a very sticky beer.

I like this one a lot. It is a well made fruit beer that doesn't feel gimmicky or overly sweet. I'll definitely have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 02:26:42 | More by ToasterChef
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stewart124

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally decided to try this one.

Pink leaning towards red in color with just a bit of what could be considered soapy white head.

Nose has plenty of tart cherries and some floral notes but that may just be the cherries.

Tart and refreshing. No hops to speak of and besides carbonation and cherries there isn't much else here. 6.5% is well hidden as this drinks well. More tart bites on the tongue and back of the throat to go along with the dry finish.

This grew on me a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 01:26:17 | More by stewart124
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dextermcgurk

New York

5/5  rDev +37.7%

07-08-2012 01:09:28 | More by dextermcgurk
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TheoV

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-07-2012 21:18:56 | More by TheoV
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Deivos


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-07-2012 17:42:54 | More by Deivos
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Bold red with a pink lace head.

S: Light with some tartness and cheery. Very very light though.

T: A little cheery sweetness and tartness but the tart really comes through the most. There are some floral and bitter notes as well. The finish is a little too bitter and tart.

M: Pretty good. Light with some good carbonation.

Probably the first beer from Founders that wasn't overly impressive. Having recently grabbed a bottle of Lindemans Kriek this one was not living up. While not a bad beer the dominating tartness is a little offputting and the sweetness doesn't get a chance to really show that its there.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 17:02:35 | More by Jamesthebrit
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markasparov

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-06-2012 17:12:59 | More by markasparov
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-06-2012 04:44:33 | More by jaminjohnson
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-05-2012 13:39:10 | More by smutty33
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-05-2012 12:14:03 | More by Tpsauer
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear red-purple brew with a pink head. Only a tiny few small flecks of lacing.

S - More than cherries, it smells like cherries and little like red raspberries. On top of that... there is a little grain, but not much else.

T - Initially, some mild sweet red fruits and grain. Aftertaste is of faint cherries over faint grain and a slight medicinal bitterness. In the long aftertaste a medicinal bitterness dominates.

M - Thin, high carbonation, a little drying.

D - This is alright. It's a bit more balanced than most fruit beers, but the bitterness is a killer. I may have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 05:49:18 | More by mrasskicktastic
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BoOmerG

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-04-2012 22:33:24 | More by BoOmerG
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-04-2012 21:41:42 | More by HarmonMW
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-04-2012 04:24:16 | More by hinemk76
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-04-2012 04:07:14 | More by inbierveritas
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-04-2012 01:07:43 | More by zonker17
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csnullptr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-03-2012 23:22:33 | More by csnullptr
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
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