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Founders Cerise - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,463
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 37
Gots: 84 | 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:
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(Beer added by: philbe311 on 04-03-2009)
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Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Bold red with a pink lace head.

S: Light with some tartness and cheery. Very very light though.

T: A little cheery sweetness and tartness but the tart really comes through the most. There are some floral and bitter notes as well. The finish is a little too bitter and tart.

M: Pretty good. Light with some good carbonation.

Probably the first beer from Founders that wasn't overly impressive. Having recently grabbed a bottle of Lindemans Kriek this one was not living up. While not a bad beer the dominating tartness is a little offputting and the sweetness doesn't get a chance to really show that its there.

Jamesthebrit, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of markasparov
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

markasparov, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +10.5%

jaminjohnson, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of smutty33
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

smutty33, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Tpsauer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Tpsauer, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear red-purple brew with a pink head. Only a tiny few small flecks of lacing.

S - More than cherries, it smells like cherries and little like red raspberries. On top of that... there is a little grain, but not much else.

T - Initially, some mild sweet red fruits and grain. Aftertaste is of faint cherries over faint grain and a slight medicinal bitterness. In the long aftertaste a medicinal bitterness dominates.

M - Thin, high carbonation, a little drying.

D - This is alright. It's a bit more balanced than most fruit beers, but the bitterness is a killer. I may have again.

mrasskicktastic, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of BoOmerG
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BoOmerG, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

HarmonMW, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

hinemk76, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of inbierveritas
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

inbierveritas, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

zonker17, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of csnullptr
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

csnullptr, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Light red, almost pInk with hints of brown and gold within it. Very bubbly and reminds me of a rosé champagne. Had a small white head that slowly went away

S - Light hints of sweeter cherries comes forth with hints of lemon. Not much of a nose here unfortunately

T - Tart cherries, lemon peel, a slight funkiness and oak come through near the end. The cherries are also there but they remind me more of bing cherries instead of tarter ones. Reminds me of a sweeter Flanders Oud Bruin

MF - Surprisingly lightly carbonated in mouthfeel given how much you see in it. There is a light stickiness to it as it has a lighter body overall that lends to it being easy to drink.

O - An interesting cherry beer from Founders that manages to use the fruit without making it too sweet. I wish it were a bit more complex and that the nose was more present as I didn't smell too much on this one at all. It would be a good beer to introduce someone to fruit beers or Flanders Oud Bruin.

jeonseh, Jul 03, 2012
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
Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,463 ratings.