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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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1,415 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,415
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 32
Gots: 79 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: philbe311 on 04-03-2009)
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-28-2012 03:12:06 | More by bozodogbreath
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ControlledBurn

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-27-2012 19:18:13 | More by ControlledBurn
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6demonbag

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-27-2012 17:40:44 | More by 6demonbag
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gpawned

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-27-2012 07:24:35 | More by gpawned
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Bendurgin

Maine

2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a clear vibrant red with a cap of light pink head.

The aroma is full of sweet cherry aromas. A bit to sweet though, almost makes it seem artificial. The pallet gives off the super sweet cherry flavors. Again, it's just a bit too sweet.

The body is full and sticky with soft carbonation. It really coats the pallet for sure. Overall this one isn't very good. I think it's just too sweet. I was hoping for something lighter and more refreshing. This seems to be more of a dessert.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 01:12:30 | More by Bendurgin
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-26-2012 19:00:16 | More by jmdrpi
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mzeld

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-26-2012 02:06:06 | More by mzeld
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beautiful candy apple red pour with a finger of pink head. this is a strange looking beer, but i can't help but be mesmerized by the color!

smells of cherry and bready.. not much else there.

sweet cherry up front followed by a nice tart taste, the finishes back with a mellow fruit taste. this is really damn good - the closest thing comparable is a cross between smuttynose hanami ale and new glarus belgian red. a very delicious beer, not sure why i only picked up a single bottle.

light body, crisp and refreshing, medium carbonation. a near perfect summer beer, and fruit beer as well.

i really enjoyed this overall, but i feel like a 12oz bottle is too small of a size.. and the price is a bit steep for the 4 pack ($14???!). it's a good beer, and i will probably end up spending the money on the 4pack next time i see it on the shelf, but i don't think the majority of beer drinkers would spend so much on a fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 22:06:10 | More by facundoCNB
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish pink color with fluffy white head. Aroma of lightly tart cherries, sweet sugar, and definite malt presence. Flavor follows suit with the tart cherries highlighting the flavors, and a definite malt presence that I wasn't expecting. For some reason I thought this would be more like a NG fruit beer, but it comes closer to a SA Cherry Wheat (but of course blows it away). Light palate, strong carbonation, easy drinking. Too bad they stopped making this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 21:31:41 | More by BMMillsy
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-25-2012 06:16:25 | More by JeffTheJuice
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rundocrun

Iowa

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Body is cloudy with a mix of coppery orange and rose-pink. About 1/2 finger of pink foam forms and dissipates within a minute or two. Just a touch of lacing on the glass.

S - Tart and flowery cherry aroma is most noticeable with undertones of pineapple. Has a bit of a funky brett-like character to it even. Just barely a hint of caramely sweet malt behind the layers of fruit. Not quite as aromatic as I would hope, even with warming.

T - Sweet and smooth up front. Tastes like cherry pie filling. A little more tartness comes in toward the middle. I also get a metallic flavor that hits the back of my tongue with each sip. Not extremely noticeable, but enough to throw things out of whack a little bit. Very mild, smooth pale malt backbone with just a touch of hop bitterness and some herbal/earthy notes.

M - Thin-to-medium body. Very smooth and drinkable despite being so sweet. Surprisingly dry and clean in the finish. Great for the spring and summer time.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 04:05:19 | More by rundocrun
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cerise pours a reddish color with a small pink lacy head. The smell has a dry malty undertone, like a pils, with strong sweet tarty cherry aroma. The taste has a mixture of sweet and, with a mellow cherry flavor ontop of a dry pilsner like flavor. Very easy to drink, the fruit isnt over powering, but present. Overall a very nice fruit beer, blended well and great in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 02:38:10 | More by vette2006c5r
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-25-2012 02:00:12 | More by DMarlinJ
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Yallnumbskulls

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-25-2012 00:37:41 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-25-2012 00:29:17 | More by kkmiller76
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metalgdog

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-24-2012 15:12:47 | More by metalgdog
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-23-2012 18:33:50 | More by jackrodgers77
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Ted

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2012 01:00:18 | More by Ted
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Bright red color with a 1-finger bubbly pink head. Decent retention and lacing. Slightly hazy while still being transparent with lots of carbonation bubbles.

S - Cherries and a definite wheat malt presence.

T - Sweet, with cherry and wheat malt flavors. At the finish, there may be a very slight presence of earthy, floral hops.

F - Light-to-medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a sweet, slightly dry finish. Cherry and wheat sweetness lingers for a little bit.

O - This is a pretty good fruit beer. It’s tasty to be sure, but if the cherry were taken away, the base wheat beer would only be an average beer. The cherry certainly adds to the color, aroma, and taste, but it can only do so much with an average base beer. Still, it’s a pretty good beer, especially if you’re into fruit beers and/or cherries.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 13:57:27 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a gorgeous and vibrant cherry red color with pink and purple highlights. Half finger of pink tinted head. Smells of peaches, cherries, and a touch of wheatiness. Touch of medicinal funk. Head is extremely clingy.

Rich creamy mouthfeel. Feels almost like the consistency of a rich oatmeal stout oddly. Sweet candy like malts up front followed by rich cherry and peach flavor. Not syrupy at all, more like a berliner weiss with cherries. I feel like theres gotta be a touch of wheat in here due to the palate cleansing finish and lingering after taste. Sweet cherry almond cookie like finish. A touch of nuttiness as well. An extremely layered and complex beer. Touches of cereal like grains. The grain bill on this beer must be a nightmare to brew but it works out so well.

One of the deepest fruit beers I've ever had. Insanely delicate, flavorful, and complicated. This is how fruit is supposed to be used. This is a beer with fruit added. Not a fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 00:03:38 | More by jtierney89
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-21-2012 03:37:45 | More by GennyCreamAle
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Hoagie1973

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-20-2012 18:16:58 | More by Hoagie1973
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brystmar

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby/orange color, minimal white head. Good lace and decent retention. Aroma reminds me distinctly of cherry-flavored liquid medicine with a touch of Blushing Monk-esque fruit.

Starts off medicinal, then oddly boozy, finishing with artificial cherry flavors. Lingering bitterness feels out of place. This isn't bad, but it's pretty far from being good. A rare miss from the rock stars at Founders.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 03:10:16 | More by brystmar
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atr2605

New York

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a hazy red color with a strawberry colored head with average retention
S-pretty faint aroma, theres some cherries and a bit of malt
T-honey, wheat, and cherries leaving the cherry flavor in the finish. A bit sweet but the hops take the edge off keeping it balanced enough
M-medium bodied
O-not a bad beer, not anything too fancy or complex but tastes pretty good. Would have again on occasion.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 02:43:12 | More by atr2605
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-18-2012 14:29:33 | More by baybum
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,415 ratings.