Founders Cherry Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Lots and lots of cherries in this. Not a beer for every day but would be nice with some dry cheese for dessert. Had on tap in GR.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
I had this at Founders Fest 2009 with my friend BeerBaron617. I can’t really see why it has such a low score on RB, maybe just because there are so few ratings at the moment. I must say that I like this beer a lot. It was a pretty pinky red color with a whitish head. It clearly had the aroma of cherries, as well as taste, and it was really really sweet. Pretty tasty though. :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2008
this was brewed due to the increase in raspberry prices, and may become somewhat of a "substitute" beer for the fruit lovers...pours cherry red with nice carbonation and white head...aroma of tart cherry puree, and its flavor is no let down! very tart and slightly puckering, their cherry ale captures the true essence of a tart cherry. superb for a fruit beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Growler from the brewpub. This poured a deep pink in color with aromas dominated by ripe cherries...as expected. In the mouth it was well-balanced with good concentration of flavor. It held off of being sweet and came out as a very nicely balanced beer that was easy to sit and drink on the beach.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sudennorthstar (17) - Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2009
This beer smells like a cherry pie and looks like red Kool-Aid. The taste is almost too cherry heavy, but it was certainly manageable. The color is great and left a slightly sour/tart taste in the mouth, which worked great with the burger I was eating but tasted not so good with onion rings. I would recommend it to others but it’s not an everyday beer. You might get diabetes from it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4146) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
On tap at the ’08 MBG festival. This is a very red beer with a fizzy white head and a very fresh cherry nose. Very fresh tart cherry flavors. It’s like a cherry pie, crust and all. White sugar sweetness. This is a nice fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (909) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing it! Pours a clear rosy-orange with a very bubbly head. Aroma is crisp, of cherry, malt, yeast, hops, and citrus. Taste starts with sweet and sharp malt before picking up tart pie cherries and a hint of citrus. Lingering tart and sweet cherry-malt flavors. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2009 On Tap at Founders. Kind of a nice pinkish color,with a thin light pink head. Nose of cherry, pale malt and a hint of hops.Flavor is of tart cherries,and a hint of pale malt. Lighter-bodied with high carbonation,and a dry finish.Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Pour was thick and redish with a white fizzy head. Aroma was of strong sweet cherries with a lot of sweet. Flavor was dominated by more sweet cherry, a light wheat flavor, and a semi-dry and lightly tart finish. Overall a tasty brew. Maybe a bit sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAAC (86) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2010
No head at all, none. Reddish gold appearance, smells like fermented cherries (duh?). Whoever said it smelled like a cherry pie... come on, dude. Tastes of carbonated cherry juice. Some may dislike this, but the fact that the alcohol is coveredup sowell is nice. Sweet and tart, like drinking dessert. Rather sticky, decent carbonation, the tartness lingers. I like this, seal of approval.

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