Founders Berry Cherry Thrilla | Founders Brewing Company

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86
very good
17 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheSevenDuffs on 08-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
16.02%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of azorie
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of sharlie
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

If you are looking for a fruity beer, choose this over the straw-ber-ita. Having it be on tap already makes it better than the other options. The coloring is a darker ruby hue to the golden ale that it is. The flavoring is more of a sour cherry taste mixed with spices that makes the taste remind you of cherry pie.

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Photo of Catherine8189
4.93/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great use of fruit in a beer! having it on tap made it all the better. The color of the beer is just amazing. It has a deep rudy hue to a golden ale. It is not a sweet fruit beer. It has a full fruit flavor, but comes through with more of a fresh, sour cherry taste. There maybe undertones of spice that make the whole experience reminiscent of a homemade cherry pie. This is a great Michigan Beer that I wish was more widely available.

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Photo of AndrewKroll
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of KGMIbeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rolandboy
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Rons35
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of ROBSTARR
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of buddyvelt
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of kylelenk
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewey.

A - Nice purpleish/ruby color with a thick white head.

S - Berry and sweetness up front. No hop presence. Almost smells like a energy drink or a soda.

T - Overwhelmingly sweet. Almost medicinal like Robotussin. Tastes more like a mixed drink than a beer. Sweeter than Summer Shandy or Berry Weiss.

M - Carbonation but much a one and done. Too sweet.

O- Once again, too much for me. I enjoy fruit beers if they aren't overwhelmingly sweet. I still need some malt or hop presence and sadly there isn't any in this beer.

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Photo of ctrevino
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of webmanspidey
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of driftlessbrewin
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of birchstick
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewey.

A - pours a ruby red with a super white head that leaves a nice lacing down the side ofthe glass

S - nose is an abundance of cherries and berries...very apt description thus far.

T - taste starts off with sweet berry flavors. These move on to more flavorful raspberry and cherry flavors. Some spiciness and caramel are in the mix as well, which is a tip of tha hat to their Cerise. Ends, schockingly, with a lot of raspberry flavors.

M - full bodies with a nice amount of carbonation - good body on it

D - really nice fruit beer put out by Founders, in the ranks of Blushing Monk and Cerise. Really fruity and enjoyable...would definitely recommend it if it's on.

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Photo of gopens44
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ the brewpub

A- Poured a very dark cherry red with a small layer of off white head

S - Tart cherries with some sweet pie-filling like aromas.

T - Tart cherries and sweet bready malts that come together like fresh baked cherry pie. The tart and the sweet are very well balanced.

M - Medium body with a decent chew. Light carbonation.

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Founders Berry Cherry Thrilla from Founders Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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