Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by BrewMaster:
3.7/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz bottle purchased in Aug 05 at Founders in Grand Rapids. No freshness dating.
Appearance: Dark cherry red that glows brightly when backlit. With a vigorous pour a clean white head develops that takes on a pinkish look because of the red beer beneath it. The head has moderate retention and it thins to sticky clumps of islands and lace. Light swirling revives a smooth and uniform head made up of only the smallest white bubbles. The head is sticky on the sides and leaves a tight lacy coating on the sides.
Smell: Strong raspberry nose with lots of candy sugar sweetness in the fruit. Some grainy seed or rye scent sits around the raspberry smell.
Taste: Tangy sweet flavor much like raspberry jam up front. Considering the nose on this beer it is surprisingly diverse in the flavors it offers. Along with the raspberry is a full maltiness in the middle. The chewy malt lasts into the last third of the beer. The end lets a tiny cluster of earthy and leafy hop bitterness burst out into the sweetness. This is nice change and without it the beer would approach cloying with all of its sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Grainy, sticky, and syrupy. It has the feel of sugar dissolved in water with a spoonful of raspberry jam mixed in. Tasty, but it feels more like fruit punch gatorade than beer on my palate.
Drinkability: Despite the not-so-great mouthfeel this beer is very drinkable. It is sweet and fruity with some hop to balance out the mad sweetness. I'd recommend trying it at the very least. It make a good dessert beer all by itself.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2005 05:04:40 | More by BrewMaster
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Ruby hued, with a short cap of white foam.
Aroma-Raspberry essence, faint malt note
Taste-Tart raspberry, malt sweetness, a bit undercarbonated. Refreshing and pleasant, though a bit sweet for my taste.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 16:29:34 | More by hosehead83
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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