Foeder Cerise
American Solera

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American Wild Ale
Ranked #185
Ranked #1,852
4.29 | pDev: 6.06%
American Solera
Oklahoma, United States
Foeder CeriseFoeder Cerise
Notes: Ale aged in oak tanks with cherries
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 110 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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GreesyFizeek from New York, Nov 04, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Phineasco from Massachusetts, Jul 02, 2018
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3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Damian from Massachusetts, Jun 20, 2018
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3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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VeganUndead from Virginia, Apr 05, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, 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

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.

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bump8628 from Oklahoma, Feb 01, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, Dec 06, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Nov 06, 2017
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4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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aleigator from Germany, May 27, 2017
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4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 375ml bottle, 2015 vintage as per the date on the back label. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku.

Appearance: A hazy orange-red colour with a less than two finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Tart cherries and oak with hints of lemon and funk.

Taste: Tart and sour cherries with a touch of oak and marzipan almond-like flavours on the front end. The finish has a nice lemon and vinegary sourness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: A nice and refreshing Wild Ale with great tart cherry notes.

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kitch from Hong Kong, Apr 19, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 500ml into a SARA tulip

looks good in the glass. lots of carb

smells real good, a bit muted at first but a swirl of the glass brings forth cherry, funk sourness and oak

flavors is real good. cherry upfront, oak, funkiness sour and ned's with sweetness. the cherry flavors are very good

body is thick for a6% sour, good carb.

overall i havnt had anything from solera, passed on them when they came by due to the price. got this from flbeerfan in an lif, thanks man this was better than i expected!

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KevSal from California, Mar 22, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not bad, not good. The cherry flavor oscillates between beautifully sweet and a bit medicinal. I think it is because there are some phenolic "band-aid" flavors from the yeast that push the cherry flavor towards medicinal.

This beer is a nice offering and I would be stoked if I was able to brew this, but I would not pay the relatively high cost again.

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BrotherDylan from California, Feb 20, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear orange pinkish color with off-white head. Aroma is fruity with wood barrel notes and earthy yeast funk. Taste starts tart with barrel notes and farmhouse funk but the cherries kick in with a fresh fruit sweetness. Finish is dry but lingers with the fruity note. Light body, medium carbonation. Overall it's a really well made, quite complex lambic style beer.

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Ciocanelu from Romania, Jan 31, 2017
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4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a reddish pink, almost like watermelon juice/candy with some more reddish blood orange color.

The aroma hits of funk, tart green apples, tart cherries, a bit of spice, creamy oak.

The flavor offers a lingering winter cinnamon bark spice that lingers throughout the palate, onto tart unripen cherries without verging onto cherry jam, tart green apple skin, gentle funk, medium plus tart, onto a bit of creamy oak, medium dry.

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dar482 from New York, Jan 24, 2017
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4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 release
No bottling date, but i believe this was released around July, 5 months ago

Appearance- Pours a glowing, lighter burnt orange color, mildly hazy. Thin layer of fizzy white colored head. Minimal head lacing on glass.

Aroma- Fruity tartness, sour cherry, crisp tart apples, bright lemon lime. Lots of funkiness, earthy yeast, wet hay, barnyard, grassy. Dry oak w/ slight spice notes.

Taste- Sour cherries, sweet cherry pie filling, oak, creamy vanilla. Tart apples, zesty crispness w/ bright lemon lime notes. Funky yeast, barnyard funk, earthy, spicy, wet hay and grass.

Feel- Medium bodied, moderate amount of tartness that never gets overbearing. Crisp, clean carbonation that accentuates tartness.

Overall- Cherries bring a real nice combination of sourness and sweetness. While adding to the overall tartness of the beer, they also combine with the oak to add a sweet cherry / vanilla type dessert flavor. Brett yeast adds a whole bunch of funkiness, that raw barnyard type funk. Beer is just so complex and layered, and enjoyable.

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OrangeMen from New York, Dec 04, 2016
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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 350 mL bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance is apple red in color with one finger thick white head that vanishes quickly.

Smell is clean but light sourness up front with a bouquet of fresh cherries/cherry pie. There is also some lemon, granny Smith apples and funk present.

Taste is similar to the nose, but the sourness is more pronounced. There may be a slight hint of vinegar, but the sour flavors are clean overall. There is a burst of sweet cherries on the mid palate/finish that blend well with the base beer and balance the sourness nicely. Sweetness is moderate and bitterness is low.

Mouthfeel is effervescent and light to medium in body with a crisp finish.

Overall this is an excellent ad clean example of a wild ale with cherries. There is an abundance of fresh sweet and sour cherries with nice balance overall.

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thatche2 from Georgia, Nov 23, 2016
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Light reddish body. Like a dark pink, kinda amber. Small white head. Smells of a bit of cherry. Like a cherry pie cherry aroma. Some oak. Light acidity. Tastes of cherry. A little spicy like an apple pie. Green apple tartness. Oak softens it with some vanilla. Works very well. Medium body. Really nice use of the cherry flavor.

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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think I actually prefer this to the raspberry. Easier drinking and more of a flavor I enjoy. Glad these were as readily available as they were so I was able to get a bunch.

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Photo of Tommo
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into two glasses at american solera. Red color, but not dark red. Minimal head. Smells of cherry and some funk. Taste follows similarly with good cherry flavor and some great tartness and funk, though not as sour as i expected. This brewery is going places

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Tommo from Texas, Oct 12, 2016
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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smell: tart cherries Apple vinaigre lemon juice cinnamon
Taste: tart cherries smack you right upfront middle of the mouth pie crust baked green apples with cinnamon vinaigre the cinnamon lingers into the finish along with a bit of lemon juice.
Feel: medium body light carbonation light tartness lingers in the finish.
Overall: I'm really into the apple cherry pie with cinnamon thing going on in this beer only complaint it's not very sour more of a light medium tartness. Still this is a damn great beer!

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Masonz223 from Michigan, Sep 24, 2016
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3.22/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First bottling (2015 bottling date) served cold in a teku

Appearance: great bottle art and very informative labeling. Poured a orangeish red color with a very small white head that sank to a small rim of bubbles.

Nose: very muted, slight lemons and cherries, some Brett funk but I think it needs to warm a bit

Taste: where are the cherries?? I get some funk, some lemon, some wood but it is pretty thin and a bit oily on the tongue. medium body and good carbonation but I think it lacks depth and any American Wild Ale character.

Overall: this one was a bust for me. I really didn't get any cherries at all. I would have even been happy with that medicinal cherry thing that fruited lambics can give off but this one served up nothing. Sorry American Solera; this one was a bust for me. I'll have to try more of their offerings in the future to see if things are changing.

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ClavisAurea from New York, Sep 24, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375 into a Teku

L: Hazy golden strawberry, small head, quick to dissipate
S: Strong cherries, some sourness coming through
T: Kind of a medicinal cherry
F: Nice carb, nice body
O: Nose is the best part of this beer, a bit of a let down once it hits the lips

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