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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,082 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,082
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 62
Gots: 173 | FT: 12
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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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/26/13
Poured into Founders Bolt Cutter glass

Pour: Reddish-purple color with two fingers of light pink head. Lacing is noticed as the head settles. Lacing is all over the glass with each sip as this beer nears the end.

Smell: Well yes raspberries albeit not over powering. Sweet smelling like honey with a slight touch of malt. I'm picking up what I find to be a metallic type smell also.

Taste: A very refreshing sweet raspberry upfront with a nice tartness quickly following. It is a sweet beer for sure but I do like how the sweet and sour notes complement each other.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium with a sticky feel. Carbonation is rather high creating a refreshing feel.

Overall: Though one or two is more than enough for me in a sitting, I can see this one being a very drinkable beer on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 01:12:41 | More by sleuthdog
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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.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,082 ratings.