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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,708 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,708
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 92
Gots: 344 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2005

This brew achieves its unique raspberry taste by the addition of only fresh raspberries at five seperate stages in the brewing process.
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Ratings: 2,708 | Reviews: 616
Photo of buckslayer50
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A lesser version of Blushing Monk basically, but thats still damn tasty.

Photo of Karahughes
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Founder's did a great job of making this raspberry beer taste very delightful and easy to drink without being too sweet and still containing some classic beer qualities. The color is a bright deep pink and the aroma is very appealing.

Photo of BBelch
4.87/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A little too sweet for my taste, but overall a fantastic fruit beer.

Photo of claudialeshok
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tastes very fruity, the raspberry flavor is very dominate in both aroma and taste. The color is very bright and light pink in color. One of my personal favorites from this brewery.

Photo of Mortarforker
2.06/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

May be a really good beer but I just don't like fruited beer.Sorry but it's just way to sweet for me.

Photo of Roger_McK
1.4/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Disgusting. Craft brewer loads some sloppily produced swill up with hops or fruit, which is the case here.

Photo of CashChel
4.67/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I absolutely love this fruit ale. It is a really unique drink and my favorite right now.

Photo of Sydney10
4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Visual: Pours a hazy deep red color with a light pink foam.
Smell: Has a tart smell and a powerful raspberry smell.
Taste: Sour raspberry flavor.
Overall: Extremely good and very refreshing.

Photo of cfrivera1
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a single bottle to go with a 4 pack of Founders Old Curmudgeon at my local liq. store, just to try out. I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised with this fruit ale! Very drinkable and refreshing - perfect on a hot summer day after a long bike ride. Will definitely buy again.

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a big fan of fruit beers but this was pretty good. Will definitely try Blushing Monk now.

Photo of jmalina121
2.43/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer is orange, red in color and has a rancid aroma. It tastes a little like fruit leather with a tangy and sweet fruity flavor.

Photo of wilgenb1
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

very reddish purple in color with an aroma full of fruit and an outstanding raspberry taste to finish it off. Some might say that it has too much raspberry, but I would disagree

Photo of Briannemarie
4.73/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Loved this! Would definitely get it again.

Photo of chopp02
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was on ok fruit beer

Photo of garrettdeanjohnson
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good fruit beer. I've had the blushing monk. This is essentially the watered down version of that (not a bad thing, just reality).

Overall, a nice raspberry beer. Tastes way better than it smells.

Cheers.

Photo of justintcoons
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Founders shaker pint.

Appeaerance
Pinkish red with a short head that dissipates immediately. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Straight up raspberry juice. Maybe Snapple Raspberry Tea.

Taste
Again, straight up raspberry juice or Snapple Raspberry Tea. Notes of artificial sweetener and some astringent medicinal flavors. There are hints of cereal grains as it warms.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, syrupy, smooth, and sweet.

Overall
It's a Fruit beer that tastes like raspberries. Enough said.

Photo of MadeInTheMitten
4.82/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a four pack of this tonight. This is my first time trying it out of a bottle. Still does NOT disappoint. The raspberries make this ale very easy to drink, yet still has a slight-kick of malt and hops on the back-end. 5/5 in my book! It's always a plus when the wife likes it as well :]

ALSO, I have one OR two(probably one, because it's so tasty!) for trade, in-box if you're interested!

Photo of dbtossi
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I do not like fruity beers. Too sweet

Photo of capilial
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like fruity flavored beers. This one is really great, crispy, and refreshing.

Photo of RobAM
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not one for flavored brews but this is very good.

Photo of ajm5108
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Refreshing, not overwhelming with the raspberry, or syrupy like some sweet beers. Feels like a lambic, a little tart and sharp but you still get some malt and hops underneath the raspberry. Easy to drink if not a mindblower.

Photo of jmasher85
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours well carbonated but no head retention, and gives a gorgeous ruby colored glow in the glass. Yup, looks like we're in raspberry town. Well, it is brewed with a ton of raspberries, added both before and throughout the brewing process.

Smells completely like raspberries and...well, that's pretty much most of what I'm getting from the nose on this one. Maybe more specifically like a raspberry soda, but a very all-natural one, not the kind that tries to taste like a Jolly Rancher. You get the idea.

Tastes...the same. Yeah, they really pushed for the raspberry demographic on this one. Sweet and a bit tart, just like a raspberry, and then just a hint of bitterness on the finish, which kinda comes as a surprise considering I was almost fooled into thinking this wasn't beer. Oh wait - it's not, it's a malt beverage. Well, I can't say it's not successful and very drinkable as a good hard beverage for the summer, though more like a sophisticated Smirnoff Ice than the fruity ale I was expecting.

Photo of kbernthal
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very red in color, smell was a strong raspberry, taste very sweet and strong raspberry - not a strong beer flavor

Photo of predikit
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, deep ruby red with some copper hints. Leaves a small white head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

Smells very much like raspberry, not getting much else in the scent, but it is an attractive aroma.

This is a fruit beer through and through, dominates the presence,malt and hops take a backseat. Raspberry notes, sweet upfront, takes on a tart tone through the middle and the finish, where the malt peeks from behind the curtain a bit.

Crisp, refreshing, light bodied, sitting down with one of these after being out in the sun for a time would be very nice indeed.

A very solid fruit beer with an appealing mix of sweet and tart with refreshing carbonation.

Photo of chris826
2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very sweet not really my style

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,708 ratings.