Founders Cerise | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by philbe311 on 04-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,957
Reviews:
605
Ratings:
1,505
pDev:
14.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
93
Trade:
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Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Founders Cerise was on tap at out local watering hole. The beer came in a pint glass. The color was a ruby red with decent white head that did not lace....I have noticed fruity/sweeter beers do not lace. The smell....HELLO....cherry malt. The taste to me was like a grenadine infusion that really made the beer like JCM song title...."Cherry Bomb". The sweetness and overpowering cherry flavor made the mouthfeel a bit tricky....I drank half then switched it with someone else. Overall a great beer that hit its mark.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for this one, Jeff.

A: The beer pours a hazy reddish orange color with a thin white head.

S: Smells like cherry pie, which is pretty much what I expected. There's a light tartness of cherries to it as well. There really isn't any depth to it in terms of malt aroma, but definitely lots of cherry.

T: Things aren't much different on the palate. Sweet cherries combined with a light tartness of cherries to it as well. Again, really no malt or bread flavor. Maybe a hint of spice.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Sort of like the New Glarus fruit beers in the sense that it's sweet and overly fruity, but it's got a nice flavor.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Strawberry blonde, reddish hues in this clear body.

S - Tangy fruit, acidity and sweetness. Some spices and tart mild vinegar notes. Medicinal cherry upon deep inhalation.

T - Sugar sweet cherry syrup. Some tart flavors mixed into this light sweet cherry brew. Almost like sweet tarts, but not alot of sour. Good mix of cherry sweet with a hopped blonde background.

M - Slight syrup up front, with a nice clean faintly tart finish. Semi dry and crisp.

O - A nice cherry brew. Not in the league of some krieks, sours, or flanders reds, but a good pick here. Easy to drink and find.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

My Cerise amore...sorry. This brew pours a clear amber copper topped by about a finger of white foam. The nose comprises cinnamon, cherry pie, ... I thought there was more in there, but I'm getting nothing now but these bakery items. Odd, kinda, but not really bad at all. The taste, of course, is dominated by the cherries as well, but here they are more sour, more medicinal, almost fake-tasting. Behind the cherries, there's a hint of nutmeg, coriander, and some very soft caramel. The body is fairly light, with a light carbonation and a gooey (read: not really sticky, but not really not, either) feel. Overall, a decent fruit beer, but the complete package just doesn't fully come together here.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly, but never disappears completely. Smells of cherries, sour cherries, faint perfume, and a brown sugar malt sweetness. Taste is a puckering tart cherry up front and sweet malt with a syrupy sweet lingering cherry flavor in the finish. Medium body and carbonation with a syrupy mouthfeel. I liked this one, I think this is a very well done fruit beer. I love cherries but sometimes fruit beers can be well over-fruited.

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Photo of chippo33
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Village Draft House. Served in a chalice.

A - bright reddish amber with a thin layer of soft, white head

S - thick, syrupy cherries; almost juice-like

T - cherries, syrup, red wine, juice, very sweet

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, sticky, thick, syrupy

I'm not a huge fruit beer fan. I thought this was a bit sweet at times. All things considered, it was a very tasty, drinkable beer. The cherries were forward and delicious. My only real complaint is that this beer is a bit thick. It comes across at times more like juice than beer. Nonetheless, it's worth a try especially if you're a cherry fan.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What's amazing is this isn't a lambic, tart cherries carry the flavor. Appearance is like ruby red grapefruit juice with a light pink tinted head, fine bubbly carbonation forms evenly with lacing down the sides of my glass. Aromatics offer up tart cherries more so the peels bringing alcohol and sweetness together along with the smell of evident grain infused within potent tart cherries. Flavor is excellent it lands some where between a sour ale and some cherry flavor jam. Reluctantly sweet and sour is thrown my way, but in the mix I find cherry peels carrying some booziness and some light cereal grains blending so well with the juices of mother nature. What an excellent blend touch of vinegar like acidity in the lightest vinegarette imaginable. Sweet syrupy layers of cherry sweetness quickly fade to dry tartness excellent creation very interesting like cherry cider. Great stuff I remember Rubaeus, right up there with that fruit ale. Founders doesn't offend I detect real fruit with a balanced profile mouthfeel is light at times with a reduced simple syrup border at times. Carbonation is perfect that's where everything carries out so well, quite the experience here. Girls will dig it and beergeeks will try and figure out how they did it. Drinkability is nice I don't get tired of the tartness or the cherry sweetness a great yin and yang offered up in a glass this one is good for your chee.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Many times I have pondered about this beer and always have had a tough time trying to figure it out, but finally, I feel confident enough in saying something about this beer.
The appearance was a semi-hazy dark pink to red color with a white foamy head that slid off at a pretty quick pace. No lace.
The aroma had some sweet cherries with a super light tart cherry skin and then a subtle grassy smooth sweetness to it.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side initially but developed into the tartness as it warmed. An ample amount of the sweetness rides into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Not cloying, but the sweetness does seem to linger a bit more than expected running along my tongue. ABV did feel appropriate. Carbonation did feel just a touch under and honestly, every bottle I've ever had of this, I have always thought this was under carbonated.
Overall, the aromas and the flavors are the best thing about this beer, but to be honest when it comes to a Founders fruit beer, I tend to stick with Rubaeus or Mango Magnificio (perhaps a sly bias towards "heat" beers, not sure).

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Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of imbibehour
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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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of IrishColonial
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pinkish red. Pink head. Nose is bland. Cherry and one-dimensional. Flavor is cherry, and it is so-so. Too much fruit juice, not enough beer. Feel is thin on liquid and the carbonation is fairly vibrant. I don't dig this. Too much fruity and not enough beerness.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a slightly hazy, deep, ruby coloring with no head whatsoever. Aromas of a slight roasting and a watered down, subtle cherry tartness. It almost smells like when you make Jell-O, and have to boil water and add it to the mix pack. That initial smell when the water hits the powder, only from a couple of rooms away...that's what this smells like. Flavors are rich and deeply sweet, with a solid cherry flavor, definitely more maracino than black. Only a subtle tartness in the palate, and the beer refrains from getting into the sugary or syrupy realm. This brew has legit fruit flavors. The beer is thin, and with a slight carbonation it has a very crisp feel in mouth. Sweet, moderate aftertaste that has an even fade as the palate clears. Extremely clean finish. This beer is completely different from what I was expecting. Not bad.

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