Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #195
Ranked #25,722
3.62 | pDev: 14.09%
Mar 05, 2023
Apr 03, 2009
You’ll have a soft spot for this one. Using only fresh Michigan tart cherries, this beauty tantalizes with intense flavors combined with a no hesitation malt bill. Adding fresh cherries at five separate stages of fermentation achieves the ultimate balance between tartness and sweetness
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Rated: 4.16 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.81 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

Feb 28, 2023
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Reviewed by podunko from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
LuvLuvLuv. Packs a sour pop at start with a big cherry finish and the slightest dash of sweetness to send it on it’s way. And dang does it smell good, there’s something going on there that makes me recall my flavor savor mustache daze…
Feb 26, 2023
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Rated by Jmilton from Michigan

3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nice crisp fruity taste made for a summer night on a deck.
May 23, 2022
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Rated by mschrei from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Much better than rated. It’s carbonated alcoholic cherry juice. Like NyQuil but with a bit more flavor and less alcohol. Mouth feel is really good.
Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by eonbluekarma from Michigan

3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours with sudsy head that reduces to a respectable mm level. Decent lacing around glass after sips. Smell is pure michigan cherry; sour and earthy. Malt forward balances out the cherry and gives a spectacular mouthfeel. Overall, on par or better than their rubaeus (raspberry) offering.
Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Founders Cerise.. I'm not normally a fan of fruit beers, but I love Founders, and they do a great job on the raspberry in their Big Luscious, so I thought I would give this a shot. Appealing also, that it is infrequently produced, and sold only in Michigan. Pouring 12.oz can into a pint glass, a reddish amber glow emerges, with a white, slightly pink two finger head. The scent is exactly as advertised here.. tart cherries over a malt ale, sour and light cinnamon notes. The taste is sweeter than the smell.. apple notes offset the tart cherriness (the two fruits are closely related, botanically), and the whole concoction tastes as much a soda as a beer, although the 5.7% ABV will sully that perception if you drink enough of it. A slightly sticky mouthfeel adds to the soft drink aura. It's not my style, but it's not a bad beer either.
Sep 23, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by Meddwol from Michigan

Sep 11, 2021
Rated: 3.3 by odement from Michigan

Aug 07, 2021
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a bright pink color with a short, white, fizzy head and minimal lacing.

The smell is slightly tart, slight sweet cherry.

The taste is tart and sweet cherry with a hint of cinnamon and spice.

The mouthfeel is medium body, light, refreshing, a bit fizzy.

Overall, this is really enjoyable. Great flavor. Almost like Rubeaus but with cherries. I'd love to mix this with FBS or KBS.
Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark copper to amber in color with a solid inch of densely packed creamy beige on top. The aroma is of tart cherries. I’m tasting tart and crisp cherries. The mouth is crisp and refreshing.
Sep 27, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by DruC4 from Michigan

Aug 03, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Jul 23, 2020
Rated: 3.58 by Calraven from Michigan

Jul 04, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by Giggy from Michigan

Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 3.41 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Jimmy_Kneecaps from Tennessee

3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance is a rubyish clear liquid with about a finger and a half worth of white foam with a pinkish tint. Aroma is tart cherries. I. Taste of this beer is very similar to rubaeus with cherries and a little tart but nowhere near sour. Mouthfeel is very smooth, light, with a slight bit of pickling that coats the mouth. Overall this is a slightly better rubaeus with a sweet aspect at the end. Thanks for the chance Justin!
Aug 11, 2019
Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1528 ratings