Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Sirwootalot:
3.96/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured into a british pint glass, served quite cold (was in the freezer for 20 minutes).
This is hands-down the most beautiful looking beer I have ever seen in my life. It pours a thick, deep pomegranate red with a substantial hello-kitty-pink head that quickly subsists. Held up to a light or the sun, it almost ignites with sparkling color. The smell is pure raspberry, though more muted than a pail or tin full of the real deal.
The taste is profoundly fruity and juicy (but not at all overly sweet); the raspberries are clearly the main attraction, and it fades quickly to a pie-crust-like rich malt. If there are any hops whatsoever, they're impossible to detect against the pleasantly astringent berry notes. The aftertaste is more complex - coppery, earthy, with a small funky hint of something almost like compost or brettanomyces. It's nothing terribly complex, but it's intensely delicious and refreshing. It leaves a bizarre, bitter and astringent mouthfeel, like unwashed fresh vegetable greens - it's not unpleasant, but it's profoundly odd compared to the delicate simplicity that came before.
In short, this is easily the best fruit beer i've had to date, and my only regret is that the case I picked up was the absolute last and I won't be able to get even more!
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 02:51:50 | More by Sirwootalot
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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
87 out of 100 based on 2,172 ratings.