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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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82
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1,450 Ratings
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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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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Could this pour any prettier? Pours the color of ruby red grapefruit flesh. Pleasant pink hue which is incredibly jaded and murky. The color of the head is perhaps even more impressive. The head is literally a shade of pale lavender when it is fully formed. Head dies off and looses its purple hue some. Still, this pours like a fine Lambic.

S-The nose is far from what I expected. Smells almost like an aged cheese in some sniffs. The cherries are clearly approachable but are not intense. Light sourness to the cherry aroma which is nice. Noticeable wheat too.

T-Flavor is quite like a cherry jam. Plenty of rich natural sugar. Maintains a real cherry flavor as opposed to an artificial cherry flavor. Light wheat and an earthen/herbal component too. Hey, if you're into cherries, here you go.

M-Medium bodied and a bit sappy. Sugary slickness. Tickling carbonation. Feel isn't cloying which is hard to do with concentrated fruity beers like this.

O/D-I enjoyed this beer and I appreciate the effort put into making it. One single is enough for me but there is a truly authentic cherry flavor within this beer and I commend that. Far better than most fruity wheat beers, but no Lambic by any means. One of the prettiest beers.

VelvetExtract, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of cwd
4/5  rDev +10.5%

cwd, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a :alf *cre tulip.

A- pours a dark pink with a 1 finger light pink head. Small bubbles of lacing remain on the glass.

S- caramel, sweet and tart cherries

T- sweet pale malt, cherry and slight sour wheat

M- light body, medium carbonation

O- good fruit beer that has a slight berlineresque twist to it

kawilliams81, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of buiter
4/5  rDev +10.5%

buiter, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of ncworster
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

ncworster, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of tmiotke
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

tmiotke, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Oboogie
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Oboogie, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of DustinPurvis
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DustinPurvis, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jbaker67, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of TCJosh
4/5  rDev +10.5%

TCJosh, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

SawDog505, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of mdflavinha
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

mdflavinha, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of AwYeh
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

AwYeh, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of cvm4
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

cvm4, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of sammo
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

sammo, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of 7Durandal7
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

7Durandal7, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of bozodogbreath
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

bozodogbreath, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of ControlledBurn
4/5  rDev +10.5%

ControlledBurn, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of 6demonbag
4/5  rDev +10.5%

6demonbag, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of gpawned
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

gpawned, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of Bendurgin
2.63/5  rDev -27.3%
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.

Bendurgin, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +10.5%

jmdrpi, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of mzeld
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

mzeld, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

facundoCNB, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

BMMillsy, Jun 25, 2012
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.