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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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2.75/5  rDev -24%

harrylee773, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mbs11, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Localdrinklax, Aug 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

lotr15800, Aug 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

IlludiumQ36, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of tmars13
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

chefhatt, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

stortore, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of RockChalkAndy
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

RockChalkAndy, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

HumanParaquat, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Goblinmunkey7, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

orangesol, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Darkmagus82, Aug 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

krazybartender, Aug 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

weaselchew, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

leedorham, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Supergenious, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

A- bright red and slightly cloudy. Very small head, half a finger of that. Some lacing

S- malty and earthy. No sign of cherries though

T- very smooth and light, easy to drink. It's pretty sweet but the cherry flavor is not overwhelming. More fruity than cherry

M- my least favorite part of this beer. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but there was virtually no carbonation. Felt like I was drinking fruit juice

overall refreshing and drinkable. Try it

gcamparone, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

RichH55, Aug 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Aug 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

aaronblain22, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Globe.

A. Pours 3 fingers of pink head. Color is a vibrant cloudy reddish pink. Decent retention. A little lacing.

S. Smells a little musty. Has a yeasty nose. Get some sour, a little citrus, and a definite earthy belgian yeast aroma. Get some tart cherries as it warms.

T. Pretty sweet. Not overpowering on the cherry flavor. Nice solid pale malt bacbone with the cherry coming out after the fact. Pretty smooth. Not a lot of sourness or tartness, what is there is really on the back of the tongue and works nicely. Very easy drinking. Not a lot of flavor, but it is nice and mellow.

M. Medium/light bodied. Medium carbonation.

O. Probably one of the better fruit beers I have had. Not super sweet or super sour. Could probably drink more than a few of these. Might be a good beer to mix with others. One I will seek out again to see what it does to a Stout.

siradmiralnelson, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

WoodburyMN, Aug 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

TrickkyGangsta, Aug 05, 2012
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,463 ratings.