RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Youll 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.

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   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (808) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (3098) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1535) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours ruby red with very thin head into wine glass. Nose is strong cherries, cranberries. Taste is sweet strong cherries, not much else. A bit on the sweet side, one dimensional. Its a cherry beer, but they could have tried for a few more layers. Very faint notes of berry bitterness in the finish. Medium to little carbonation. This bottle is a few months old so maybe fresher is better, but this left me unimpressed. A mediocre fruit beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Eggtronamus (2) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013 does not count
Found this on a bottom shelf covered in dust. the smell was magnificent a cherry beer that smells like real cherries?? poured into a pint glass and shook the last bit of fluid around in the bottom of the glass with a splosh and splash to retrieve the settlement laid out on the bottom of the bottle. has this beer really been sitting on a shelf for a year? first taste and I remember the first time, biting into the warm buttery crust and the juicy pie filling gushing out into my beard crumbs falling onto my shirt like pie dandruff ugh enough about my "first" and back to the beer. plain and simple this aged on a bottom shelf beer is fantastic with a tart cherry flavor that taste like cherries and not cough medicine. smooth and refreshing yet not syrupy and gross like most in this category. pouring a cherry pie down your throat has never been more fun!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (5078) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Backlog rating. This beer pours a small light pink head, opaque body and no lacing. The Aroma is sweet, tart cherries, and some malt. Ditto for the Taste. The Palate is lightly tingly and the beer is medium bodied. This beer is not overly cherry tasting. In fact, it needs more cherry taste! This is not one of my favorite beer styles, but this one I did enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottled. Smell cherries. Pour red with a small amount of reddish head. Taste cherries, malt and sweetness. carbonated well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (3428) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark red color with a small foamy light pink head. Strong cherry aroma. Taste of tart cherries with a sweet syrupy finish. I love Founders, but not a fan of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013
A hazy, plum colored beer with a small pinkish head. The aroma is malty with lots of cherry. The flavor is pure tart cherry. Good body and quite tasty.

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