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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2005)
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-18-2011 19:20:53 | More by waiting4lunch
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ally24al

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-13-2013 20:02:03 | More by ally24al
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Skott1123

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-13-2013 20:02:31 | More by Skott1123
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becktone

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Done in a horizontal tasting with Thirsty Dog Raspberry Ale and Great Divide Wild Raspberry(from notes).

Eye: Not quite clear, cloudy and the color of dark grapefruit juice. The head is beautiful, creamy with the perfect size and great retention, color of it is pinkwith white added to lighted it a shade or two. Beautiful sandstone type of lacing-layers. Great looking all around.

Nose: Smells of real raspberries, just like you've opened a bag of them and pureed them. Simple and Pure. Great aroma, just pure raspberries.

Tongue: Tartness and the flavor of real raspberries, nothing processed about this beer. Tastes like all natural raspberries. This is by far the best fruit beer I've had to date. Hops are present just enough to balance it out, just slightly noticeable in the taste. This is an excellent fruit beer, one of the best all around...a bit of tartness and some bitterness perfectly balance out the sweetness.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: My first thought when this one hit my palate was-Smooth, velvet-like. It has a ferfect amount of carbonation to compliment the tartness in here. NIce medium body, with a semi-dry finish. First slightly wet finish that leads to to a dried finish then back again. Certain parts of my mouth call this dry whilst others...well not so much so. this is one that I'll buy again, pending I can find it next season.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2008 06:03:49 | More by becktone
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Cris4545

Indiana

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-06-2013 21:54:01 | More by Cris4545
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +29.5%

10-12-2013 04:12:25 | More by Braden
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Beefytits4

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-14-2013 00:56:44 | More by Beefytits4
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Scoot1969

Michigan

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-07-2011 03:21:22 | More by Scoot1969
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MillerMan16

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-15-2014 21:21:39 | More by MillerMan16
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laundryraccoon

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-14-2012 23:00:10 | More by laundryraccoon
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propstm

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.5%

05-26-2012 19:37:06 | More by propstm
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Lcbeckford

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.5%

06-02-2014 18:32:28 | More by Lcbeckford
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doctorjack

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.5%

06-12-2014 23:27:26 | More by doctorjack
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-10-2013 03:24:58 | More by Chevelle66
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blueberryann

Indiana

5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-22-2014 18:50:18 | More by blueberryann
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Tommy_bruno


5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-14-2014 17:01:13 | More by Tommy_bruno
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chadwickwb

Virginia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-04-2014 16:54:39 | More by chadwickwb
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 02:29:45 | More by dwaz
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mjw1200

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-08-2013 12:41:43 | More by mjw1200
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Margie4986

Virginia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-15-2014 13:42:37 | More by Margie4986
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-11-2013 02:00:17 | More by MaddDogg84
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MEW

Colorado

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-21-2013 15:25:26 | More by MEW
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cjgator3

Florida

4.84/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark reddish color with an off-white head that turns into a ring of lacing.

S- There is no mistaking the aroma. It is fresh raspberries all the way. What is great about the aroma is it smells like you have your nose to a bowl of fresh raspberries and not an artificial fruit-like aroma.

T- The taste is nothing short of amazing. Tart raspberries up front with a lingering sweetness coming in. At first, I think the sweetness will overpower but the tartness comes back in the finish to balance things out. Even though the taste is 100% raspberry, it does not taste one dimensional because there is so many waves of flavors in the taste.

M- One of the first things I noticed in the taste was the thickness of the mouthfeel. I was expecting a very light body and a high amount of carbonation but this beer is medium bodied with a moderate-average amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I am extremely impressed with this beer. It is a must try for anyone who loves raspberries. If you love raspberries, you will love this beer. If you dislike raspberries, you will dislike this beer. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 00:45:38 | More by cjgator3
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rteis

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great fruit beer. I typically prefer a little more carbonation, but still very good. Rasberry flavor was very balanced with the beer. Comparable to some of the Belgian Lambics. If you've never been to Founders, it's definitely worth the trip. Come thirsty, but not hungry because they don't serve any food.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2005 02:43:27 | More by rteis
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tallar

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked up a six-pack of these a couple of days ago. I'm on my last one right now, so I figured I write a review.

Appearance: Pours out a ruby red color. Very reminscent of cranberry juice, in fact, with a decent-sized pinkish head that eventually settles and leaves almost no lacing.

Smell: The raspberries used in this stuff was very apparent from the minute I opened the bottle. Very sweet and tart smelling with a faint hint of malt.

Taste: Like the scent, raspberries dominate. Sweet at first, quickly turning slightly tart. Finishes tart, but crisp and clean with a slightly noticable malt undertone. A very well-done fruit beer, especially if you like raspberries.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good mouthfeel. Kind of creamy. The carbonation seems just about right and is actually kind of reminscent of champagne.

Drinkability: Excellent! This goes down very easy, maybe a little too easy. In fact, I found myself downing three of these in one sitting the other day. A very good spring or summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2006 00:27:44 | More by tallar
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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