Founders Cerise | Founders Brewing Company

Founders CeriseFounders Cerise
1,504 Ratings
Founders CeriseFounders Cerise

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by philbe311 on 04-03-2009

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Ratings: 1,504 |  Reviews: 605
Photo of Wildman
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy orange/copper color and formed a small white head that left trace lace as is quickly subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt and sour cherries. The flavor was of malt, and sour cherries. It had a medium light body and the finish was sweet and sour.

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Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Etan
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

A: Murky brownish red with small pink white head.

S: Syrupy cherry juice, slightly earthy.

T: Sweet pie cherries and some leafy bitterness. A bit tart.

M: Very light, high carbonation.

O: For syrupy cherry beers, New Glarus' Wisconsin Belgian Red is better.

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Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Hibernator
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Cerise
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a light red, dark pink color with an off-white head that leaves little spots of sticky lace on the sides of the glass.

Pleasant aroma, but nothing that leaves a lasting impression. Whiffs of fruit.

Cherry sweetness with a mouth puckering tartness on the finish. Reminds me of liquid Ludens cherry cough drops with a solid malt backbone. The hop presence is extremely limited, but the flavor of the beer is very enjoyable.

I found this beer to have a really good drinkability level. Yet another positive offering from Founders.

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Photo of dunix
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Lanstrum
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of victory4me
2.23/5  rDev -38.4%
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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Photo of NickyDee21
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dfillius
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
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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Photo of monitorpop
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of thain709
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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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Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has perhaps the most beautiful color I have ever seen from a beer. It's crystal-clear medium amber with a hint of ruby. My beer glass looked like a precious gem with this beer inside of it. It had a nice white head that seemed to have just a slight bit of pink. I didn't detect much of a nose, just a whiff of flowers.

Very nice flavor that strikes a wonderful balance between malty-sweetness and fruity tartness. As the flavors develop across your palate, the tartness tends to dominate a little, but it's still nicely balanced. Tastes include cookies, toast, and cherries.

Very nicely done. Very flavorful without being overly sweet. Not the kind of think I would want to drink regularly, but something to reach for every once in a while.

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Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of JayS2629
4.09/5  rDev +13%
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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Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of AdamBear
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Winston3737
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of mscudder
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a globe. Dated 5/15/12.

A - Pours a crystal-like red, perhaps a tint of pint. A pale pink head with average lacing.

S - I am getting a large amount of bready malts on the nose. A bit of sweetness/tartness but nothing that identifies directly to cherries.

T- Wow a fantastic blend of tart and sweet. Not to harsh on either side and well balanced. I really enjoy how the bready malts give some depth to the beer, rather than being a pure-fruit/vegetable brew. Drinkable and would be happy to have another.

M - Rich, smooth and a bit of a syrupy/chewy finish. This catagory seems to be locked down by Founders, for almost all of there beers are worthy of a 4+. Well done.

O - A fine cherry beer to be concise but I must mention that this reminds me of the Blushing monk in many ways. That said, it reminds me of all the things that the Blushing Monk did better with raspberries. Ergo, worthy of having but not the best!

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Photo of fishguyac
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of antoines15
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Founders Cerise from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,504 ratings
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