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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,478
Reviews: 604
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 44
Gots: 89 | FT: 4
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: philbe311 on 04-03-2009

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Goliath
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy ruby color with a one inch light pink foamy head. The beer has decent head retention, and as it receeds it leaves a full curtain of lace behind.

The aroma is decent. The cherry tone is obvious, and is quickly followed by a lightly grainy malt, more of a bready profile. It's slightly sweet as well. Nothing to write home about really, but decent.

The taste is ok. It has a big cherry presence, which I really enjoy. It's slightly tart, and full of fruit flavor which many fruit beers lack. It finishes with a decent amount of pale malt, which I would like to see played down even a bit more than it is. Overall not too bad though.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with a very fine yet crisp and tingley bubble.

Drinkability is moderate to high. The beer is definitely easy to drink as it has good flavor. The ABV is well incorporated, and I would have never guessed it to be at 6.5%. I can see this beer wearing on the drinker though. The fruit flavor is a bit much to enjoy more than one of these. A pleasant experience nonetheless.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a wellington glass. Bottled 05/24/2012, poured 01/11/2013

Appearance: The color is unique right off the bat, a really light red amber (or dark pink) color that is very transparent. Very few bubbles on the body with a subtle head that is a white-pink color maybe 1/4".

Smell: Has a strong fruit scent, disapears quick through. Smells strong of cherries and

Taste: Holy cherries, It's defintely a sweet beer but definitely not like soda more like a champagne. Light bitterness to it with a strong feeling of fruit

Mouth: Like some champagnes comes off a touch dry. Medium body, after taste is a light light sour.

Overall: Definitely exceeded my expectations, I don't normally lean towards fruit beers sometimes because I think it takes the "manliness" away. This brew is feels like a belgian ale with the wrong label. Would I buy it again, of course though now that i found out that it's retired, would be a little harder. Salud!

Photo of chefhatt
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got a growler of this at mari's 6 pack.
I poured it from the growler it has a nice dark rose color body wiht no head or lace to it. The smell is of light cherries and sugar with some grain coming through.
The taste is up front sweet like cherries with the malt character coming on the back of the tonge. The sweetness stays the whole way through. The mouth feel is good, nice and smooth, carbonation is good. Overall a sweet and drinkable beer. I would want to session this but one once in a while for a change is good for me.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12 oz bottle
Glass: Snifter
From: Founders
Price: $10 for a mixed 4-pack (I got Cerise and RIS)

Appearance: clear pinkish read color. almost no foam whatsoever. pretty nice looking cherry beer

Smell: Cherries a bit sour, but nothing else to apparent.

Taste: Cherries, slightly sour cherries. some wheat that mixes with cherries in a bad way. almost tastes like blood for a second

Mouthfeel: Light in body and pretty pleasant body.

Overall: Not overly impressed but it was worth a try. but probably the best cherry beer i have had.

Photo of SawDog505
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, bottled on 5/24/12. Pours a candy apple red, with a half inch of bright white head, that leaves some lace. Smell is cherry and vanilla, not complaining. Taste is very cherry, but not over the top. Body is medium, plenty of life, not dry, and perfect on a hot day. This is a cherry beer and a very good one. Not for everyone, but Founders does it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

appearance: a hazy pinkish, reddish with a decent pinkish head.
smell: tart, sweet, fruity...yep, there's the cherries.
taste: Wow, I didn't think I was going to like this so much. Tart, and sweet but not too much of either. Balanced with an unexpected malt heft.
mouthfeel: Nice and full.
drinkability: Great. I thought this would be a one and done experience, but I'm ready for another and I don't even like cherries.

Photo of Gosox8787
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of an in person trade with CooperEllis. Thanks! Split this with a friend while watching the Red Sox game. Poured directly into a nice pint glass.

Appearance: Deep orange to light brown in color. Very nice two finger white head. No sediment in this brew at all.

Aroma: Tart cherries dominate. Some wheat in there as well. Slightly astrigent as well.

Taste: Nice balance of sweet and tart cherries here. Not overpowering at all either. There's also some astrigency and some wheat, but they are definitely in the background.

Mouthfeel" Medium to light bodied and crisp.

Drinkability: Me and my friend killed off a growler of this. The 6.5% ABV is barely noticable and the crisp mouthfeel and light flavors make this very drinkable.

Overall, a nice surprise. Really enjoyed how crisp and refreshing this was for the summer. Certainly not the best beer I;ve had from Founders, but still really good.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

poured from 12oz bottle into Fullers goblet. Given to me by a friend who didn't care for the style. bottled on 6/6/12.

poured aggressively, nice head initially which dissipated to ring of foam. nice medium claret coloring. Clear

Smell was faintly cherry, no too strong at all.

Taste was initially tart, but finished on the sweet side. Goes down well in the warm weather.

Mouthful was fruity, medium. not cloying at all.

Overall, a nice beer on a hot day. Would wonder how it would taste fresh, but pleasant after a year in the bottle.

Photo of korguy123
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 0?/23/11
Into tulip

A- In some lights it's dark orange with red highlights. In other lights it's perfectly cherry red. Half finger short lived, tight bubbled white head leaving little lacing.

S- Sweet and tart cherries, slight biscuit from the malts. It's not over the top cherry.

T- Right off the bat a sour blast of cherry, as it moves to the back of your tongue it shifts gears and sweetens up considerably. There is a cookie sweetness that adds a bit of chew to the drink. There really isn't anything more to it than that.

M- Light bodied, slight chew and an onslaught of carbonation.

O- I like cherry beers, I particularly like ones that I don't have to worry to much about heartburn an hour later lol. This is good for what it is, an ale with cherries. Nothing fancy at all but well pulled off. The aroma is a little lacking but the taste takes the reins.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,478 ratings.