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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
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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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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

2.55/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a wine taster. There is a nice ruby color. There is a small off-white head.

The aroma has a little bit of cherry, with a good dose of typical malt and yeast sprinkled in. The aroma isn't super strong, but well balanced.

The taste is mostly sweet medicinal flavor. There is a sweet aftertaste. This isn't super sweet, but there isn't anything to balance out the sweetness. I thought the look was good and the nose didn't turn me off. But I won't finish drinking this.

I'll pass, but for those who like sweeter fruit beers, I could see the appeal for this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 04:13:48 | More by andrewinski1
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Franz4

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- translucent ruby red color, no head to speak of

S- faint fruity/ peach/pear scents, not as strong as I expected

T- faint hints of sour cherries, also some peachiness that comes through at the end.

M- nondescript mouthfeel, pretty smooth but nothing that strikes me as worthy of noting.

D- this beers drinkable, but it hasn't given me an excuse to want more of it. It's not offensive by any means, but there's just not a whole lot calling me back to this brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 02:08:08 | More by Franz4
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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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mooseo

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 01:13:28 | More by mooseo
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NotMyRealName

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is best served over vanilla or peach ice cream. As a component in a beer float, it can be tasty. It can also work when mixed with juice. (I liked it when mixed with an orange juice/carrot juice combo.) Unfortunately, it's more difficult to drink straight. Although I enjoy fruity beer such as lambics, I was not overly impressed with Founders Cerise when drunk as-is. The beer's flavor has the cherry taste and not much else, more like a juice-flavored kid's drink than a fruit beer. I would have appreciated more nuance of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 23:47:10 | More by NotMyRealName
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PorterLambic

Florida

2.7/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured aggressively into a standard pint glass produces a dark reddish brown and cloudy liquid with a well sustained, faintly pink, creamy looking head that subsides very slowly while leaving some very nice lacing.
Smell is faint with notes of malt, cherry cough syrup and floral, maybe gardenia.
Taste is a weird mix of the floral and cherry syrup with the malt very faint, not a main participant.
Medium bodied at best with a tingly effervescence, much like a lambic which is my best guess as to what they were aiming for. I like lambics, but I'm glad I only have two of these to drink. The overly artificial flavor/nose is depressing. Being from Michigan myself and aware of the heritage of cherry growing in the state, I really wanted to like this a lot but I can't honestly say I do. Finally a Founders beer I don't want more of.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 02:17:30 | More by PorterLambic
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 16:56:14 | More by BeerKangaroo
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

02-26-2014 17:20:29 | More by JIMTRK16
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MSEGUIN

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-27-2013 00:18:26 | More by Lanstrum
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

04-11-2013 02:17:00 | More by Atomicskis5
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-20-2013 17:50:22 | More by mwbrady12
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krl2112

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-04-2013 20:27:31 | More by krl2112
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Drk93TT

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-18-2012 02:40:02 | More by Drk93TT
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harrylee773

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

08-22-2012 23:56:28 | More by harrylee773
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-25-2012 23:00:34 | More by nrs207
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beerhast

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

03-26-2014 03:07:39 | More by beerhast
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

03-31-2013 01:09:56 | More by Hugonaut13
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-18-2013 23:50:04 | More by grahamboudreaux
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PapiMagnum

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

02-13-2013 06:41:00 | More by PapiMagnum
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ant880

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-17-2013 02:02:38 | More by ant880
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mlhenson

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

06-11-2012 06:35:51 | More by mlhenson
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mquartuccio87

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

10-02-2013 03:05:47 | More by mquartuccio87
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SiegeSpitfire

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

10-15-2013 06:37:39 | More by SiegeSpitfire
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kthing


2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

09-15-2012 18:37:48 | More by kthing
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,427 ratings.