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RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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You’ll have a soft spot for this one. Using only fresh Michigan tart cherries, this beauty tantalizes with intense flavors combined with a no hesitation malt bill. Adding fresh cherries at five separate stages of fermentation achieves the ultimate balance between tartness and sweetness.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle: Chill hazed ruby red color with a dingy hint of orange in the center; lavender & pink tinted head fizzles out, resting quietly on top as a thin collar. Aroma is very wildberry smoothie-like with a strong cherry presence all around. Unfortunately, I find the cherry aspect to be quite artificial, medicinal, & almost chalky. Taste is pretty much the same way... Mildly tart cherry up front, fading into a sweet mid-palate & finish with chalky, medicinal, & overly sweet artificial notes. Aftertaste reminds me of a cherry flavored Flintstone’s vitamin. Slightly astringent, too. This is definitely a miss for me... I blended this with Breakfast Stout once, & much preferred the mixture versus Cerise by itself.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 17, 2014
Although fruit beers are not really my thing, I discovered the redeeming effects of them after a long hot day working on the lawn. Refreshing, tangy cherry aroma and taste, although I think Founders didn’t do themselves any favors with the malts they chose to provide the backbone with this one. The fruit alone is enough to impart the thirst quenching flavors, but the cloying malt flavor goes against that and ruins it. Finish not great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (1695) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Picked up a bottle at their place in GR. Pours reddish with a thin pink head. Lots of tart cherries on the nose. Flavor follows. Somewhat tart but not sour. Refreshing summer beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
I had this at Peel Pizza. Pours reddish with pinkish head. Taste sweet, cherries, sour. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
bottle. Red with small head. Excellent fruit beer with huge cherry flavor. Lightly tart.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Has a weird slightly mixed drink type aroma. Big good cherry flavors. Pretty sweet. Huge carbonation similar feel to a soda. Big sugary feel on the tongue. Not getting much tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
indianabeerman (46) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2013
little to no head. a little tart , strong cherry flavor and aroma. good fruit beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
This one was better than expected. It is definitely balanced between sweet and tart. I just wish it went more in one direction or the other. Would be good sour or a good sweet fruit beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (265) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Tasted from a bottle. Pours a pinkish red with pinkish white head. Good lacing. Aroma of tart cherries. I was expecting this to taste pretty sour but not at all. Definite cherry taste. A great balance of sweet and tartness. Very slight bitterness at the end. Usually fruit beers taste fake and too artificially sweet but who would doubt founders to do a good job. Great fruit beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer pours well into the glasses with a light copper color with a slight reddish hue to it. The beer has a minimal amount of reddish white head but no lacing on the glass. The smell is a nicely balanced bitter and sweet smell to it. It has a mild malt scent on the front end but you get the sweet smell from a cherry syrup but not overly sweet. The taste is really good, you get a mild cherry sweetness but it gets sour as it lingers on, but not too much...very well balanced. The mouthfeel is good with a nice mild bitterness and the beer was well carbonated. Overall, this was a nice fruit ale...not disgustingly sweet and not overly sour, a very nice balanced beer.


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