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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,432
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 35
Gots: 82 | FT: 3
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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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2.73/5  rDev -24.8%

Bottled 05/24/2012.

Into a pint glass (also a snifter, nothing changed):

A: hazy strawberry red body that is too cloudy to see any carbonation. A small white head mushroom capped and turned into the body within ten seconds.

S: cherry and alcohol up front with some grains and malts very lightly in the background.

T: tart and sweet through the cherry combining with the malts, reminds me a bit of cherry pie once I noticed how the malts combined

M: light to medium with slight carbonation felt on the tongue.

O: well, I never had a cherry pie for a beer, but with the alcohol smell I can tell its a beer. Two more, I probably will be able to finish, but will probably not buy this again.

07-22-2012 16:56:14 | More by BeerKangaroo
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-22-2012 03:37:21 | More by PeteRiz
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-21-2012 22:17:50 | More by Cobrakaikid
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-21-2012 20:14:12 | More by Quaffenator
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-21-2012 00:49:38 | More by Sooch222
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-20-2012 00:03:46 | More by lauries444
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-19-2012 03:32:22 | More by tgavrilos
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-19-2012 01:38:14 | More by Gehrig13
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3.45/5  rDev -5%

Bottled 05/24/2012.

Pours strawberry soda red with great clarity. Lacy little centimeter of carnation pink head. Hey, it still looks like a beer.

Tart cherry aroma, husky grains, and a slightly metallic malt whiff. Simple nose.

Heavy and sweet cherry pie filling flavor with a gob of flaky pie crust malt in there, too. Tartness is there as a pucker, but there's a lot of sugar and caramel flavoring all mixed in. Metallic twang up-front that washes away slowly and carries the finish with that buttery pie crust flavor. I like the malt presence that's in this beer, but I'm not a fan of this kind of a cherry beer. Just my preference.

Sudsy with a medium body. Definitely noting that my lips stick together a bit when I smack them.

Possibly my least favorite Founders beer. Not to say that it isn't its own beast. It's a fruit beer with pie flavor. If you're a cherry pie fan, this is your speed.

07-18-2012 03:15:59 | More by thecheapies
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-18-2012 02:59:17 | More by MSEGUIN
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North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

A: Pours a clear ruby red in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy pinkish white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There is a very mild aroma to this beer with just a little bit of natural cherry (including some tartness and some sweetness).

T: This beer has a moderate to strong flavor of natural cherries that introduces both sweetness and tartness. There is a light amount of malt sweetness but overall this beer is very well balanced.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is easy to drink but not really a flavor profile that is sessionable to me. I enjoyed this beer and would probably have another at some time in the future.

07-17-2012 21:32:46 | More by dbrauneis
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-17-2012 16:12:31 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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New York

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%

Bottled on 5/8/12

a: This is a beautiful orange tinged, red ale with fairly good clarity. The long lasting off-white head picks up a slight pink hue.

s: The nose is fairly subtle on this beer with an initial moderately-low tartness in the aroma followed by moderate cherry aroma. There is a light malt sweetness and barely any hops aroma with just a hint of alcohol.

t: There is moderately cherry flavor with a moderately-high cherry tartness. The tartness is offset by a malty sweetness with the the balance slightly in favor of the tartness. There is just enough malt character and hops bitterness to let you know you're drinking a beer. Although it is somewhat sweet to start it ends with a dry finish.

m: This beer has a medium-high body with a moderately-low carbonation.

o: This is good beer with a pleasing cherry flavor and tartness with just the right balance of sweetness. The cherry flavor is spot on but I would like a stronger cherry presence in the nose.

07-17-2012 01:05:35 | More by MadScientist
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-16-2012 22:09:33 | More by bigred89
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-16-2012 01:19:54 | More by AltimusPrime
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2.68/5  rDev -26.2%

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Pours a deep cranberry red with a small white-pink head.

S - A very light aroma of sweet, tart cherry.

T - Taste follows the nose, with a very sweet cherry flavor throughout. Slightly tart. Reminds me of a dollar store cherry soda. There is a slight medicinal quality to the finish. Not undrinkable, but very disappointing.

M - Light body, prickly carbonation, watery. Slightly astringent.

O - I tend to enjoy fruit beers but this one really missed the mark for me. The flavor is weak and very one dimensional. It was hard to finish the bottle.

07-16-2012 01:13:28 | More by mooseo
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3.63/5  rDev 0%

Bottled on 6/6/12 into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear cranberry red. Interesting how bright the color was. Two finger light pink foamy head that has excellent retention and bubbly lacing all over the glass.

Aroma: Tart cherries. Yep that's about it.

Taste: Cherries. Light tartness, surprisingly sweeter than expected. Solid natural flavor, not artificial tasting. Light malts bring up the finish.

Mouhfeel: Light & fizzy but this all works fine for this beer. Fruity. Good cherry flavor just a bit one dimensional. Would have liked to tasted more tartness. Probably wouldn't be able to drink too many of these either. I only bought one.

07-15-2012 23:27:46 | More by nimrod979
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3.63/5  rDev 0%

A - loved the pink color of the beer, you cant do that without adding tons of cherries at all levels of the beer making process, well done founders - poured nicely into a footed 12oz glass

S - hints of malt and cherries, appealing

T - This is where I was hung up, I wanted something more tart, and instead ended up with something more in the realm of soda, still really good though

M - completely appropriate

O - A great cherry beer, but lacked the tartness and complexity I was hoping for.

07-15-2012 14:19:49 | More by CTBeerhunter66
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-13-2012 22:54:40 | More by Steimie
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-13-2012 22:35:44 | More by Kittenlynx
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-13-2012 03:41:13 | More by CoyoteQ
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-13-2012 02:13:30 | More by SFC21
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4.08/5  rDev +12.4%

Got this from Founders Tap Room. The bottle date is blurred?! Can't be to stale though.

Pours really pink/red and looks beautiful with a nice white head. Really bubbly.

The smell is of cherries, but does not blast out of the gat by any means. A let down.

Cherries are up front on the taste with a sour following. It's pretty refreshing I must admit. It had such a good cherry flavor(not fake-REAL, it's hard to not like. I have had the bourbon barrel version of this and it's much better. This is one dimensional, but Nywego is better.

Carbs are high and mouthfeel is thin.

Refreshing fo sho, but not the beer I'm wanting to settle down with.

07-13-2012 01:25:07 | More by JDizzle
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-13-2012 00:49:57 | More by Brutesling57
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2012 23:15:12 | More by bschinelli
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
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