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Founders Cerise | Founders Brewing Company

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3.63
pDev:
22.04%
 
 
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Founders CeriseFounders Cerise
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by philbe311 on 04-03-2009

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 4-pack for $11.99 in Columbus, first time I've seen it. In retrospect this seems a bit too pricy for this beer, but I do like most things from Founders so it seemed like good odds. The beer is reddish-orange color, very clear, with a thin sticky white head. The beer smells a little like cherry pie, I get some cinnamon and cherries and maybe a little fresh bread out of this. I think the taste is OK for what it is, but fruit beers are usually not my thing. Sweet upfront and a little tart in the aftertaste. Medium body and easy drinking (so long as you like cherry pie). Not to be purchased again by me, unlike other Founders beers.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear red in color with no head at all on the pour. Plenty of carbonated bubbles around the edges, and racing up the side of the glass. Smell is all cherries. Very sweet and sugary cherries. Taste is more of the same. Very sweet, ripe cherries. I kind of like the lack of being highly carbonated. This could be quite possibly the easiest drinking beer I've ever come across. You could really put this away without even thinking about it. I would like a few other flavors to make it a bit more complex, but this is what it is. Decent spring/summer beer.

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Photo of jim102864
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why do I listen to people? The guy at the Big Ten liquor store raved about this brew so I felt I had to try it at the source. This is yet another cherry ale, none of which is different from the other. Served on tap at Founders brewery in a nonic glass, this is a mild, boring brew with a reddish hue (pardon the rhyme). Non-craft fan women might like its simpleness and lack of complexity. Some cinnamon in the taste. It kind of grows on you like mold. Sadly, a round waster in an otherwise special visit to Grand Rapids. Probably true to the style, but who cares?

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Capone's in a Weyerbacher Tulip. I wish I had this glass when I had my Riserva.

A- Cerise is a bright ruby red color. Nothing in terms of head or lacing off of the tap version. A few swirls would bring on some faint white bubbles on the surface which were short lived.

S- A nice mix of tart cherries with a nice malt base off setting any over bitterness. A decent smell but nothing overwelming.

T- Tastes like I expected with tart cherries at the forefront with a nice malt backing. Some bitterness comes through with warming. Some bready qualities as well, a good replacement for rubeaus for the time being.

M- A step above light bodied with a nice crispness to it throughout. Some bitterness on the tounge from the carb that was added. Some tartness with larger gulps. Has a similar but lighter feel than rubeaus.

D- Once I heard it was on tap I had to have it, and im glad I did. Very drinkable and refreshing and a great beer for the upcoming warm weather. Low alcohol and a slighty tart taste and feel makes this one a winner in my senses. I need to find a bottle to compare.

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Photo of philbe311
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Muted strawberry red color... Translucent with an orange hue... Thin pillow-like crisp white head... Thin veil of delicate lacing, slightly thicker around the edges of the glass...

S - Cherries, prominent but not overwhelming... Shortbread...

T - Cherry... Mostly sweet, but remotely tart... Minor biscuit... Slightly salty...

M - Syrupy... Light to medium bodied... Slight carbonation pringles the tongue... A tad on the dry side... A very mild tart finish...

D - Light and refreshing... An interesting summer brew, but not overly memorable... I would drink again in the future, but probably not something I would seek out myself...

Note - Previously Founders Cherry Pale Ale, this has been slightly reformulated and bottled as Founders summer offering...

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Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.