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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 36
Gots: 83 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Zach136, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A. Pours a beautiful cherry red with a very thin bright white head that dissipates almost immediately without any residual lacing.
S. Light malt background with some cinnamon and some tart cherry.
T. Spicy upfront (cinnamon) with acidic cherries as you swallow. The cherry becomes more evident as you continue drinking - it develops into a cherry tart flavor.
M. Wonderful. Thick body with a light level of carbonation.
D. This is a delicious brew. My wife gave it two thumbs up.

BeerAndBourbon, May 22, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

sendbeer, Nov 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

oldvines, Sunday at 02:25 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

MButkus, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Love this. It somehow manages to avoid all cough syrup flavors and it ages quite well into a nice sour.

yarnbomb, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

bradfordjohnson, Sep 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Bank_of_Bad_Habits, Sep 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

IPx, Mar 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

inbierveritas, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

browniewithnuts, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

jschott75, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

fgilbert2, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

vette2006c5r, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

BlissJunkie, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

gpawned, Jun 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

ltltony, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

pearljam118, Dec 13, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is translucent and ruby colored. A thn head of pink foam rests on top.

Black cherry aroma with some musty yeast.

The beer has a very nice fruit flavor. Cherries are a bunny and provide a robust sweetness that canned cherry pie filling wishes it had. I detect no sourness, so Kirk fans be warned. A subtle black cherry flavor lingers after I swallow.

The beer has plenty of carbonation. The tiny bubbles play on my tongue. A coat is left behind, but it isn't a very sticky beer.

I like this one a lot. It is a well made fruit beer that doesn't feel gimmicky or overly sweet. I'll definitely have this one again.

ToasterChef, Jul 08, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra from Sendbeer.

12oz bottle poured into a Founders Imperial Pint Glass.

Pours an amber red, with about 1 fingers worth of a reddish tinted head. Smell is of cherry, juice, sugar, and a little bit of grain. Taste is cheery, almost cheery juice like. I don't get any sense of alcohol. Some of the reviews mention a sourness, but I don't get much perhaps a slight tartness. Taste is also sweet. Mouthfeel is light with a moderate amount of carbonation. I get some creaminess on the swallow.

For someone who doesn't like cherries by themselves, I surprising enjoyed this beer. Solid offering from Founders.

duceswild, Sep 27, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber, with a hint of red in color. Rich, white froth and light lace. Attractive.

Nice aroma of cherry and wood, but understated. Unusual and interesting.

Taste is bold, and well palatable. The cherry isn't weird or artificial (as similar fruit beers can be). It's more of a sour cherry, maybe like a lambic almost. Nice! Registers on my taste buds more akin to a smooth wine, maybe. I get a dry, lingering finish as well, and an ever-so-slight nuttiness.

Quite a balanced brew and an unheralded winner, though not surprising from Founders.

secondtooth, May 28, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It certainly looks good. Pinkish foam over a ruby body with orange highlights. It's hazy but it's obviously intended to be. Small particles of yeast can be seen floating within. Unfortunately, the head retention is a bit limited and it dwindles shortly to a thin collar and whispy surface covering.

The nose is fruit-pulp-like with a hint of watermelon rind, strawberry, cherry, and subtle tartness.

The flavor is sweet and tart, bursting with berry and cherry flavor. Intense! It's almost like a Jolly Racher, there's just too much flavor there! I should note however, that unlike candy, there's absolutely nothing artificial about the fruitiness here. Kudos for that!

Overall, it's loaded with cherry, just the right amount of tartness, and it's somewhat spritzy, light, and refreshing. Nicely done! One of the better straightforward fruit beers I've tasted!

NeroFiddled, May 09, 2009
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4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle dated 6/23/11 into snifter.

Aroma: Perfumy honeysuckle, dark cherry, strawberries, and clover honey.

Appearance: Beautiful, crystal-clear golden-copper, 1 finger off-white head slowly dissipates (actually more slowly than anticipated). A thin film of bubbles remains until finished.

Flavor: Candied, dried cherries. Definitely leans more toward the sweet end of the flavor spectrum. Some tartness and light bitterness seek to provide some balance, but can't compete w/ the sweetness. Fortunately, not cloying or syrupy.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-light carbonation. Slightly-slick mouthfeel.

Overall: I'd recommend Cerise for someone who loves cherry flavor, but is not into ultra-tart krieks. This one might be too sweet for some, but I say it's just right. It manages to stay just this side of cloying. I could see vanilla notes working extremely well in a barrel-aged version of this!

mdvatab, Sep 07, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, paying $4.50 for a single, I said "this better be good". Then I saw average reviews and lowered my expectations. good thing, because this beer isn't bad at all. I know I have not tried Wisconsin Belgian Red, but this is what i would expect. Nice sour notes and enough cheery flavor to hit the spot. Not sure of any realy flaws. Founders always does it right.

Backer2004, Aug 22, 2009
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.