Founders Cerise

12 oz single as part of a recent haul in Virginia. Stubbie bottle as per Founders presentation.
A difficult to describe color; something between a mauve, hazed purple and the skin of light colored plum. Head is minimal, lace follows suit.
Nose gives little away apart from simple malts, a touch of grain and a non-descript fruit character that one would not necessarily grasp as being cherry based.
Tastes give a very muted cherry experience, and again not one that would stand out as being a potent cherry. It does have an authentic feel though, and the beer gives a dry, slightly tart fruit experience which is subtle, tasty and controlled.
A beer that is interesting and manages to be fruity by still very “beer based” with the fruit taking a backseat. Unlike some fruit beers this not especially “fruity” but it does bring the character of the cherry skins and dry, tart notes to the table.

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09/03/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.83
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