Foeder Cerise
American Solera

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From:
American Solera
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #191
ABV:
6%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,117
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 6.09%
Ratings:
113
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 28, 2021
Added:
Jun 30, 2016
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  25
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Foeder CeriseFoeder Cerise
Notes: Ale aged in oak tanks with cherries
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3.94 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 28, 2021
 
4.29 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas on Nov 02, 2020
 
4.12 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2020
 
3.99 by warnerry from Michigan on Feb 08, 2020
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

2015 bottle.

This one pours a clear dark pink color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like funky and vibrant cherry, even four years out here. There's also oaky vanilla, red wine, and light spice.

This has aged really, really well. The cherry is still so present and bright. The oak adds a nice spice and slight vanilla sweetness, and there's also kind of a spiced/mulled wine flavor here.

This is light bodied, clean, with a nice lip-smacking finish. It's got a pleasant acidity to it, nothing over the top.

I'm really surprised at how well this aged- it's a really tremendous beer.

Nov 04, 2019
 
4.2 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jun 17, 2019
 
4.28 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on May 20, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bruno74200 from France

Clear pink/amber color without anyhead
A lot of funk and very big sourness with a very low pH. The cherry is nicely present
Vivid carbonation and very dry mouthfeel

Feb 08, 2019
 
4.6 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Sep 21, 2018
 
4.05 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Aug 20, 2018
 
3.35 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Aug 05, 2018
 
4.51 by stephenlee from England on Jul 18, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Phineasco from Massachusetts

2015 Vintage
The beer pours an amber red with a medium white head. It has medium carbonation. The beer smells of sweet cherry pits, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. The beer is tart, with sweet cherry pits, cinnamon, nutmeg, and faint oak. The feel is medium. A nice cherry sour from American Solera.

Jul 02, 2018
 
4.55 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jun 21, 2018
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3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Damian from Massachusetts

Drank from a 12.7fl. oz. bottle purchased at Red Apron Butcher, Fairfax, VA
2017
Served in a tulip

Love the label artwork. As for the beer, it poured a nearly clear, crimson-amber. The body was capped by a sudsy mass of large, cream colored bubbles that quickly dissolved. A thick, frothy collar encircled the liquid. No lacing whatsoever.

Outstanding aroma. Really interesting and complex with a terrific balance between fragrant, tart cherry notes and the base sour. Touch of sweetness. Hint of vanilla. Almost a bit cordial-like. Strong oaky barrel character. Red wine vinegar came through as well. There was a subtle biscuity, pale malt note too.

The flavor was much sharper than the nose. Red wine vinegar dominated. Super tart and acidic. Underripe berry notes were detectable. Bit of lactic-like sourness as well. The tartness and acidity became stronger as the beer moved along the palate and crescendoed in the finish. Oaky tannins and a big, vinegar-like acidity lingered long after the swallow.

Medium-light bodied mouthfeel. The liquid contained a very subtle but larger bubbled effervescence. Soft on the palate.

Of all the sour beers I have drank in recent memory, Foeder Cerise might take the cake in terms of overall tartness and acidity. While the aroma was complex and well rounded, the flavor was far too unbalanced. Good thing this beer only comes in 375 ml bottles, because I definitely could not handle any more in one sitting.

Jun 20, 2018
 
4.5 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Jun 05, 2018
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3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by VeganUndead from Virginia

This is probably the most cherry I've gotten in a beer without the flavor of robitussin dominating the profile. Super tart, complex yet not heavy, but definitely a sipper

Apr 05, 2018
 
3.77 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2018
 
4.15 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Mar 26, 2018
 
4.29 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Mar 23, 2018
 
4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on Mar 22, 2018
 
4.49 by Benish from Wisconsin on Mar 12, 2018
 
4.31 by DavidHume from Virginia on Mar 10, 2018
 
4.31 by Jason_cs from Florida on Feb 19, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a blood red color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a thin, off white, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A very nice aroma of cherries, a sour funkiness, oak, malt, a vinegary quality, and a sugary element.

T: Tasted of a tinge of the advertised oak (mostly in the finish), a bit of light malt, a ton of cherries (very bracing), a lot of the vinegary / funky quality, and a little citrus as well. An incredibly effective, straightforward flavor. Lots of character and complexity. Fruity and delicious.

F: A below average amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An exceptionally well-made wild ale. I look forward to having more from American Solera.

Feb 14, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Ruddy orange-gold. Juicy cherry straight away - musty wood, acetic vinegary notes, tart lacto follow in that order. Cherry just keeps going and going. Oakiness adds further complexity as it warms but in the end it’s all about the cherry.

Feb 01, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

375ml capped bottle, served in a stemmed glass. Pours a medium cidery orange-brown body, one finger white head, short retention and no lacing. Smell is cherry pie batman! Cherries, a bit of graham crackery crust sweetness, apple cider with a touch of vinegar. Light oak. Flavour is a nice cherry flesh presence, mild-moderate vinegary and cidery tartness, certainly not enamel melting but still substantial acidity, light oak, mild crackery sweetness, finishing with a slightly spicy astringency. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lighter in carbonation than expected and reasonably dry.

Dec 06, 2017
 
4.41 by johnlatona from New Jersey on Nov 09, 2017
 
4.39 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Nov 09, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Milky pastel red with a minimalist faint white ring.

Smell is carrot cake at first with cherry second, but more cherry emerges as it warms, and I get notes of pink lemonade and a hint of peppery oak. Mike says this reminds him of Magic Markers lol.

Taste is acidic, sour green apple, and, actually, maraschino cherry that's closer to gummies. Body is medium to thin with a certain softness and semi-dry finish.

Nov 06, 2017
 
4.25 by captainkrad from New Jersey on Oct 24, 2017
 
4.35 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 14, 2017
 
4.31 by sd123 from Georgia on Aug 01, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by kccraftenthusiast from Missouri

2015 vintage.

Jun 28, 2017
 
4.25 by knicks19947 from New York on Jun 26, 2017
 
4.38 by Kurmaraja from California on Jun 20, 2017
 
4.25 by kylemckinnis from Colorado on Jun 07, 2017
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4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a cloudy, dark amber colored beer with a flimsy, immediately disappearing head.

Smells of flowery, sugary sherry with a mellow stone pith quality, gently embraced by a well nuanced tartness.

Tastes way more intense than the nose indicated, with a challenging, enjoyable flavor profile ranging from sweet to sour, while finishing sweet again, this time with a nice earthen quality to it. Turns quite sour, acidic, with a sparkly effervescence during mid palate, providing a nice softness on the palate overall.

Tastes of sugared candy cherries, which turn immediately sour, once a lemon pulp sourness enters the palate. This leads to an almost tongue numbing intensity in terms of the sourness level, while the cherry never vanishes entirely from the flavors. Develops a short aqueous softness, moving away from the powerful sour punch, inviting a much more fragile and complex cherry goodness to unfold. Scented wood, cherry flowers, sunshine and ripe cherry pulp mingle together and establish a late, marvelous taste peak in this. The finish is soft and calm, long lasting with just a sour note.

Very well made AWA, pushing the boundaries as for its luscious cherry richness. Fruity sweet, at no point artificial or jam-like, this simply makes a lot of fun to drink. Its refreshing, rewarding and versatile with a very nice balance to it.

May 27, 2017
 
4.24 by vfgccp from New York on May 27, 2017
 
4.4 by Hopheadhiker from New York on May 22, 2017
Foeder Cerise from American Solera
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 113 ratings