Founders Cerise | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders CeriseFounders Cerise

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dfillius
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet

A: Moderate pour yields thin layer of white head which fades to a ring. More head please. Liquid is mostly pink with golden highlights. Kind of like beer with pink grapefruit juice. Very reminiscent of juice in fact.
S: Cherry is intense, but is cut by malt smell which keeps it honest.
T: Tart and strong cherry at the open which fades to a biscuity malt backbone. Not cloying surprisingly, and I'm psyched about that! Tasty. Nice acidity from the cherry balances the sweetness well. Reminds me a lot of NG Belgian Red, but I remember that one being sweeter.
M: Foams up at first like toothpaste - that stops shy of being a negative. Good carbonation with great acidity.
D: Very nice to drink, but I don't want more than one. I would buy a four pack again, but i wouldn't enjoy two of these in a row.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of thain709
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a reddish-orange body that really glowed...the head was about one finger and white in color...nice retention until it slowly fell to a small ring...decent lacing

S - The first aroma I detect is actually that of sweet malts...the cherry does not come out until the beer settles...the cherries smell sweet and fresh...pretty much like the puree that's described on the label

T - Pretty one dimensional here...cherry flavors are throughout...although the pale malts do add a little bit of depth to the flavor...the cherries are sweet at first but they do present a subtle's almost as if there is a slight hop tingle in the finish

M - Medium bodied...has some lightness to it but the cherry puree gives in some body...the tartness doesn't last long...carbonation

O - Out of all the Founders beers I've been able to try this has to be my least favorite...the cherry flavor is there but most of the time it's pretty low key...a little extra tartness would have been nice...albeit a nice summer beer

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of shivtim
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried a bottle from a four-pack.
Deep red/amber, clear and looks viscous. Small off-white head settles quickly.

Nose is malt and cherry candy. Grainy.

Taste is like sweet cherry extract, with lingering sour apple/cherry notes. Some gentle malt. Some funky/barny undertones. Maybe some corn, too.

Average mouthfeel and drinkability.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not what I expected, but better.

A- Pinkish clear hue with thin white head, nice retention and seafoam lace.

S- Tart cherries, sour apple, very fruity with caramel undertones and sweet malt backbone.

T- Tart on the front followed with a sweet wine cooler taste. Tart cherries are dominant but has a nice malty backbone.

M- Well balanced, not overcarbonated, smooth

D- Very easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of victory4me
2.23/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a tumbler.

Pours a clear golden with very little indication this is a cherry beer. Smell on the other hand is nothing but sweet cherries. Cherry pie filling would be the overwhelming aroma. No tartness to be found.

Taste is very much what I expected from the smell, except more grenadine like instead of cherry pie filling. Extremely cloying and difficult to hold in my mouth for very long. Not particularly enjoyable. I have a very difficult time drinking one in a sitting.

Not sure what Founders was going for here. Shirley Temple flavored beer? The only conclusion I am able to.come up with is that this is an intended mixer to go with other beers. Will mix some with an RIS to see if I can enjoy it that way.

4 pack will last me at least a year.

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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-thick colored reddish brown, thing light tan head

S-i smell candied cherries along with belgian sugars and some molasses.

T-hits with a decent amount of candied cherries and cinnamon. it enters and leaves with this taste. its very decent

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

D-i enjoyed this beer all the way through and it kept its taste very well. it was unique but it wasn't unique enough that i'll be buying it again any time soon.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12 oz bottle
Glass: Snifter
From: Founders
Price: $10 for a mixed 4-pack (I got Cerise and RIS)

Appearance: clear pinkish read color. almost no foam whatsoever. pretty nice looking cherry beer

Smell: Cherries a bit sour, but nothing else to apparent.

Taste: Cherries, slightly sour cherries. some wheat that mixes with cherries in a bad way. almost tastes like blood for a second

Mouthfeel: Light in body and pretty pleasant body.

Overall: Not overly impressed but it was worth a try. but probably the best cherry beer i have had.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of mikereaser
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - pours an amber pinkish red with no foam to speak of

S - slight hints of cherry and some light malt

T - strong sour cherry flavor that gets you in the back of your jaw

M/D - nice carbonation, the mouthfeel is a little weird to me, i like the sour cherries but its almost too fruity. Its like drinking a wine cooler

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
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