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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,172 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,172
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 65
Gots: 205 | 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:
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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Reviews by DeFaz:
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DeFaz

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a beautiful ruby color with a medium head and good lacing

Smell: Raspberries and some malt. Sweet and tart, just like a raspberry. Not complex but enticing to someone who loves fresh raspberries (like, say, me)

Taste: Again, raspberries and malt. This tastes fresh. It's sweet and tart at that same time, and unlike most fruit beers, this doesn't go too far with the sweetness. The raspberry flavor is powerful, and they certainly didn't skimp on the fruit here. If you don't like raspberries, you won't like the beer. If you like raspberries a little, you'll like the beer a little. And if you love raspberries, you'll love this beer.

Mouthfeel: Just about perfect. It has just enough thickness while still going down so easy. With as much of the sweet fruit flavor that there is, it isn't sticky. And it's nice and crisp.

Overall: It's not cheap, and it's not kidding when it says it is a "pure raspberry ale". It's also not complex, and it's also not something that everyone will like. But I enjoyed it for what it is, and I'll drink it again. It's one of the best fruit beers I've had just because the mouthfeel is not too thin and the sweetness isn't overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:10:47 | More by DeFaz
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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,172 ratings.