Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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1,467 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,467
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 39
Gots: 85 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown bottle served in a tulip.
Bottled on 05/25/2012.

Dull rose in color beneath a thin, creamy, pink-tinted head. The thin head lasts for a moment before receding to a semi-intact sheet leaving a bit of thin lacing down the tulip's sides.

The primary aroma is a 'clean' must over a surprisingly sweet malt base; mild heavy cream, caramel, and even a touch of toffee. The cherry comes into play only at the very end, adding just an ever so mild tartness.

Unlike the aroma, the flavor from the beginning of this offering is a clean and natural, mouth-puckering tartness. As sharp and surprising as the initial sour quality is, the creamy sweetness is equally pronounced which provides an odd vanilla flavor.The finish is a bit dry followed by a tart, must-filled cherry and raspberry.

Medium bodied; extremely creamy on the palate, which I am having a tough time reconciling with the sour flavor aspects.

A real unique fruit-based beer. Interesting flavors on their own, but not quite harmonious together. I really couldn't imagine having more than one.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours like fruit punch, a beautiful cherry red with a slight browning towards the middle. The head is but a skim of white bubbles that leave sheets of lacing on the sides. Carbonation seems well accounted for by the bubbles running to the top, but overall the beer is too dark and cherry-murky to look through. The beer smells surprisingly more malty than anything else, there is a good bready-biscuity background to the beer and the sweet metallic tang of the cherries is definitely present, and some very subtle pear-like esters from the yeast. The beer tastes sour and mellow with a nice puckering sweet dancing bellow all else in the beer. The malt is present as a slight biscuity taste, and the pear esters are definitely present, but the cherries are the main event here and they play out nicely leaving a sour pang your mouth and little else. The cherries tart does have a slightly metallic tinge to it, like sucking down iron which detracts slightly from the beers drinkablility, though overall the beer is very nice to sip or chug. Mouthfeel is smooth and mellow with a slight thickness to the beer and a little carbonated prick, but overall very refreshing and mellow on the tongue. There is some slight saliva running in the tongue and a light puckering sour pang, but other than that the mouth is very clean. Overall this is a nice fruit beer. It is above average, but not by that much. I’ve had this on tap before and I felt like the malts and cherry played nicer there than they do when poured from a bottle. A great, slightly sour, fruit ale that is a nice to drink on a warm summer day. This won’t sweep you off your feet but its worthy of going back for a few more.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I know its shocking, but this beer pours cherry red when emptied into a tulip glass, resembling a sparkling red wine. There is a little white head leaving delicate lacing around the edge of the glass.

There is a very subtle aroma of sour Michigan cherry, but little else in the nose.

As far as taste is concerned, the flavors are muted. It has the most pronounced real cherry flavor of any "cherry flavored beer", comparing it to Sam Adams Cherry Wheat and the ilk, but there is little else to the taste, apart from a slight hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is where this beer shines. The beer is perfectly carbonated for the style and keeps the flavors from getting too intense.

Overall, a decent beer, but one I won't go out of my way for again. I may change my mind once I try to make a beer float out of it.

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Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,467 ratings.