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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,078 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,078
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 62
Gots: 171 | FT: 11
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2005)
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davey101

Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Date is smudged but I can make out that it's from June 2013. Pours a deep red/violet body with two quick fingers worth of pink stained foam. Pretty solid lacing and retention. Aroma is raspberry jam and some caramel malts. Zero hop presence. Taste is similar with tart raspberries and malts. Not as juicy or fruity as New Glarus raspberry tart but on a similar page. Slightly syrupy but never daunting. This is a really solid fruit beer, I just can't believe I'd be in the mood for it that often.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 17:23:44 | More by davey101
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle with a bottled on date of June 7th, 2014. Poured into a Lindemans flute. Translucent dark ruby red with a thick, bubbly, pink head. Head slowly fades to a thin crown. Thick, sticky lacing covers nearly every part of the surface of the flute as the beer goes down.

Aroma is a raspberry jam/puree. Slight touch of pale malts and the faintest hint of wheat. Vinous flavors, almost dark cherry and grape as well.

Flavor is raspberry and a hint of wheat. Raspberry, of course, completely dominates. It starts off a touch sugary, but ends with a tart finish. I can feel a tiny bit of hoppy bitterness on the finish as well, even if I can't taste it.

Light-medium body with moderate carbonation; certainly a decent amount, but not as much as it looks like during the pour. Tart finish keeps it from being cloying and maintains a nice, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

This is a very good beer. I'm not sure if I'd put it up against the New Glarus Raspberry Tart, but it stands pretty well on its own. Nice balance of sweetness/tart and it's obvious it uses fresh, natural raspberries. What else should one expect from a fruit beer?

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 23:33:55 | More by Phocion
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joegard

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-09-2014 19:31:58 | More by joegard
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-09-2014 18:02:10 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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BHansen214

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-09-2014 12:24:43 | More by BHansen214
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-09-2014 01:22:09 | More by KAF
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WwLoganxX

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-08-2014 19:51:19 | More by WwLoganxX
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TommyLiam

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-08-2014 19:24:18 | More by TommyLiam
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Narthax

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2014 13:31:09 | More by Narthax
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-08-2014 05:52:35 | More by chippo33
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Seanc1783


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-08-2014 05:13:12 | More by Seanc1783
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nate-henry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-08-2014 05:10:39 | More by nate-henry
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veblen

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-08-2014 03:08:23 | More by veblen
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Scott_Anderson_

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-08-2014 00:11:02 | More by Scott_Anderson_
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-07-2014 22:14:12 | More by ScotNH
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Bushwacker393

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-07-2014 16:25:00 | More by Bushwacker393
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-07-2014 12:34:27 | More by AnalogErik
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-07-2014 02:49:17 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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jawas

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-07-2014 02:40:46 | More by jawas
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Hrdqore

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-07-2014 02:39:03 | More by Hrdqore
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

07-06-2014 23:03:55 | More by brpendergast85
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Bow

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-06-2014 22:55:24 | More by Bow
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a clear raspberry red, approaching a purplish hue, with a sugar white lacing for a head.

Smells of syrupy raspberry sweetness. Maybe a hint of malt under there.

Tastes of sweet raspberry with a tartness that balances it out. Pretty much exclusively the fruit flavor, which is fresh and only ever so slightly medicinal.

Medium body with lightly bubbly carbonation and a slight sour pucker.

Founders went all in on fruit flavoring with this one, so like most fruit beers and lambics that stress the fruit, this is probably a love-it-or-hate-it brew. For my money, this is the right way to do a fruit beer. I want to taste the fruit if I choose a fruit beer and I want it to taste like real fruit, not artificial. This one pretty much hits the spot, is fairly thirst-quenching, and manages to still feel somewhat like a beer all things considered. If that sounds like your cup of tea, er, beer, then this is one of the better ones you'll find.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 22:47:37 | More by Cylinsier
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Warlocks-Passage

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-06-2014 22:18:15 | More by Warlocks-Passage
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snansel

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-06-2014 17:47:25 | More by snansel
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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,078 ratings.