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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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Added by philbe311 on 04-03-2009

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of yarnbomb
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Love this. It somehow manages to avoid all cough syrup flavors and it ages quite well into a nice sour.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A – White head doesn’t amount to much, but what’s there stays awhile. Bright copper orange body with pink hues and highlights – a really interesting color.

S – Soft, tart dark cherry and cherry pits. Hint of copper. Wax candles. Lightly bready.

T – Tart raspberry up front. Downshifts a shade darker and earthier in the center with black cherries and pits. Citrus pith and sweet white grape on the finish, especially as it warms.

M – Medium body is silky smooth. Low carbonation, but pleasant for the style.

O – Not overly sweet. I think a little age did this beer well.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of HopDerek
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Drafting Room Exton.

Poured a clear ruby red with 1 finger of white head with some pinkish edges into a goblet. Good retention and some spotty lacing. Smells of sweet cherry syrup like in a pie, along with some brown sugar and grain. Tastes of tart cherries and cherry syrup followed by some honey, brown sugar, and doughy bread notes. A slight earthy hop finish as well. Medium in body with some prickly carbonation. Sweet with a touch of tartness, like a liquid cherry pie. Very easy to drink, definitely could see myself enjoying many of these while lounging by the poolside in the summer.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle tried 23 May 2010.

Poured in a 0.4 L Steiner Pils snifter. Think white-pinkinsh head. Medium carbonation. Cloudy rosy amber color. Aroma is tart, earthy, cherry pits and a touch of cherry pancake syrup. Flavor starts fairly sweet-tart. Lots of juscy cherries. Sweet dark cherry in the middle, almost cherry pie like. Nice light puckering towards the finish. More sweet than tart.

Not too complex but tasty.

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4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Meridian Pint DC into a tulip glass.

Cherry red body, giving way to pink/orange hues as body subsides. Head is soupy a little picking up the body with some subtle pink hues even some orange matching the off white color. Body contains some slow rising carbonation bubbles, and while drinking is some fantastic looking spider web like lacing. Very good looking drink here.

First note of the bouquet is an obvious cinnamon. Red hots candy also with muted cherry. Minimal sweetness, not much tart or sourness either. However, after a few snips the nose seems to vanish or make it's presence known.

Taste is brought from the nose. Minor sour light cherries with a sweet finish bringing a mild cinnamon red hot candy. Very light bodied and seems lighter than the abv would depict, but also a little bit of fizzyness though.

Overall though this is a very solid beer and a great tasty fruity beer.

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4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Founders Brewing Company

Appearance: Medium raspberry amber, minimal white head.

Scent: Mild raspberry with a background of toasty semi-dark malt

Taste: Tart berry tempered by a yeasty ale taste. There is an interesting thing that happens with this beer. first you get lemon/berry, then you get hops. Then it goes back and forth again. It's a beer that gives you a little bit of a ride if you're paying attention. If you're paying too *much* attention, the crosschatter may be too much.

Finishes very clean with a hint of dry berry.

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4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cerise sits in my glass a deep ruby red color. A light pinkish head of about one finger retains well and leaves light lacing as it recedes down the glass.
This one's all about cherry right up front. There's enough of a pale malt to in the aroma to form a backbone and just the slightest touch of hops to add a bit of balance without throwing it off with the bitterness. Otherwise, a bold splash of fresh cherries on the nose make this one just what I expected.
It is a little tougher to pick up the finer beer qualities underneath the cherry in the flavor. This one's like biting into fresh bing or michigan cherries. The light, pale malt is there, and the hops are even slightly less noticeable than on the nose, but it's more of a real beer backbone than most fruit beers give and it's established in my mind as a beer rather than a fruity something. It's a good balance of both. I can't imagine biting into or chewing a cherry and getting anything different than the initial cherry pop. It's the exact mix of tart, lightly sour and gently sweet I can pick up in one of those little green paper crates.
Initially crisp with ample but not excessive carbonation, the mouthfeel retains the crispness all the way through into a lightly sour finish with a touch of grains. The body is light, almost medium.
I could really drink this all day. This is definitely my go-to fruit beer from now on.

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4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a transparent copper color with good white head and good lacing that receded quickly. lively fizzy carbonation, and strong fruity cherry smell. taste was much the same very fruity, cherries definitely apparent. light bodied and short flavor duration. very crisp and refreshing. moderately sweet with a thin texture. finish is lightly sour and tart. very good brew.

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4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a tangerine color, hazy, with a short white head. Decent retention and bit of decorative lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Tart cherries. Wow, the smell is just dead on. White grapes and green apple skin add more to the tart aroma.

Taste: Barely any malt here, just tart fruits. Cherries, white grapes, green apples, in that order. With only 15 IBU's, I wouldn't expect much hops, but I would guess there are some light floral notes here, even though they get washed out by the stronger flavors. Finishes tart, with a bit of a kick.

Mouthfeel: It feels like champagne - dry, crisp, and fully carbonated, with a surprisingly light feeling body.

Drinkability: I just had a reviewable sized pour of this, but I was greatly impressed. Delightfully sour, slightly sweet, this is a great one .

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4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,505 ratings
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