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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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1,474 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,474
Reviews: 604
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 43
Gots: 88 | 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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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of RocPorterFanatic
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
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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Photo of cradke
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light ruby red. Big pink hues when held to light. Really nice fine head. Good lacing and carbonation trails from the bottom.

Smell: Sweet cherries. Sugar, with some tart. Really nice and sweet but not as floral and pronounced as I would have hoped

Taste: Sweet and tart cherries. Nice clear aftertaste. Not a whole lot of depth but very nice and refreshing. I really enjoy this.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin but I tend to enjoy that with this flavor of beer. The carbonation plays really well with the tart flavor of the cherries and create a nice pairing.

Overall: A great summer sipper beer. Tart, refreshing, smooth and very drinkable.

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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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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Bright red. Not fire-engine, but deep ruby/garnet. Relatively clear. I'll call it dusky rose/ Head is a creamy light pink. Drops to a thin cap with some minor lacing. It looks like dessert. Lively carbonation.

Smell: Cherry pits and stems. Some cherry flesh. Tart, dry cherry. Juicy. Pale, grassy malts play underneath. Very clean, very light. Lacks some of the deeper cherry notes I was hoping to find. Mild phenolic backing.

Taste: Light cherry juice. Some tart cherry flesh and skin. Pale malts bring some sweetness. Mild touches of grass and straw. Macerated tart cherries. No fruit sweetness. Pulls a little more of the actual fruit out than the nose let on. As it warms the cherry pushes toward medicinal and cough syrup. Phenols.

Mouthfeel: Light. Clean. Carbonation is moderate and works. Very clean.

Overall: Worth drinking at least once. Probably no more than that.

I've tried this beer 3 or 4 times at this point and each time it lets me down. I had Rubaeus the last year it was around. That was a killer fruit beer. The flavors never really meld here. It's pale and fruity. I expect more from Founders.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance –The beer has a vibrant hazy pinkish-red color with a just off white head. The head fades quite quickly to leave a very light level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is not as heavy in cherry as I would have expected from the look. It has a light cherry aroma with heavier sweet smells of a sugary/candy nature as well as smells of grain.

Taste – The taste begins of a sweet cherry taste mixed with some malt base. As the flavor advances however the sweetness of the cherry begins to fade some and sour and tart notes come to the tongue. The maltiness however at the end seems to be accentuated and balances out the more sour flavors of cherry to leave a mellow candy semi-sweet taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was rather moderate with the carbonation level being very average. Both fitting for the sweet and sour fruit tastes of the beer.

Overall – It is a refreshing and easy drinking beer and although a bit sweet, it is quite nice. If a fruit beer is something you are craving, then I say go for this one, as it is rather nice.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,474 ratings.