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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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1,427 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,427
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 34
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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Ratings: 1,427 | Reviews: 602 | Display Reviews Only:
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

07-02-2012 01:50:57 | More by ncworster
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tmiotke

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-01-2012 21:02:28 | More by tmiotke
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Oboogie

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-01-2012 05:00:32 | More by Oboogie
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DustinPurvis

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-01-2012 04:35:48 | More by DustinPurvis
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-30-2012 23:27:07 | More by jbaker67
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TCJosh

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-29-2012 21:12:10 | More by TCJosh
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

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

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, bottled on 5/24/12. Pours a candy apple red, with a half inch of bright white head, that leaves some lace. Smell is cherry and vanilla, not complaining. Taste is very cherry, but not over the top. Body is medium, plenty of life, not dry, and perfect on a hot day. This is a cherry beer and a very good one. Not for everyone, but Founders does it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 20:58:59 | More by SawDog505
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mdflavinha


4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-29-2012 05:51:12 | More by mdflavinha
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottled May 8, 2012, poured into tulip.

A: Pours a vibrant ruby red grapefruit color, with just a bit of white head visible around the edges of the glass and in the center of the beer. A few carbonation bubbles flow up through the beer.

S: Very, very faint; I get just a bit of a bready malt backbone and, if I try hard enough, a faint cherry aroma. A bit of spiciness as it warms.

T: Very sweet, the cherry flavors definitely show up here. In fact, a syrupy cherry flavor is mostly all that I'm tasting; I do get a bit of breadiness on the finish just before the cherry sweetness takes over and lingers. A light tartness prevents this one from being cloying, and although its flavor is largely one dimensional, flavor is pretty solid overall.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate to lively carbonation. Extremely creamy, leaves a light sticky coating behind, and finishes somewhat dry. Founders absolutely nails it here on mouthfeel.

O: While I wouldn't pick this up all the time, it's a good example of the style and I enjoyed my glass. Certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 01:17:23 | More by AwYeh
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep red in color. Off white/pinkish head on top. Yup, definitely a fruit beer!

S - A nose full of cherries and some bready characteristics.

T - Sweet cherries followed by some tartness, has a lingering fruit finish.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation.

O - I'm not sure if it is trying to be a fruit beer or a sour. It does have some nice sour qualities. I'm torn and shall rate it middle of the pack.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 23:54:53 | More by cvm4
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sammo

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2012 19:16:01 | More by sammo
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7Durandal7

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-28-2012 19:04:33 | More by 7Durandal7
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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

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
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