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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,673 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1673
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%


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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capra12

New York

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed solo @ home poured into a tall wine glass.

Appearance: strawberry red with a hint of light brown, 1/2 finger of head.

Smell: freshly squeezed sour rasberries with a hint of funk.

Taste: opens with a definite rasberry tart. Joining the flavor profile is a malty and slightly funky profile that carries into the finish and aftertaste. The rasberry in this is a real lingerer.ha

Mouthfeel: light bodied with moderate carbonation, and pungent, slightly drying as it warms.

Drinkability: I would have this again, and recommend this to all craft drinkers alike that want to enjoy an ale full of rasberries with a funky tartness that doesn't overpower the but isn't underwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 19:23:29 | More by capra12
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BlackBelt5112203

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a globe at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep raspberry red color with a 1-finger bubbly, pink head. Decent retention with some spots of lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Raspberries and bready, grainy malt. It reminds me a lot of Cerise except with raspberries.

T – Sweet nearly all the way through with lots of raspberries and some bready, grainy malt. Toward the finish, the raspberry flavor shifts to an earthier, bitter flavor, much like what happens with actual raspberries.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied, good carbonation, a sticky but crisp mouthfeel, and a bittersweet and very dry finish. Dry, bittersweet raspberry flavors linger for a while.

O – This is a nice fruit beer. It reminds me a lot of Cerise, of course with raspberries instead of cherries. I think this is better-crafted than Cerise with a stronger base beer and noticeably fresh fruit being used (rather than extracts). I still prefer fruit beers that are mostly beer with a touch of fruit rather than the other way around, but this tasty and drinkable one will do. Nice job from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 20:38:58 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a great lakes snifter

A very bright pink color. Minimal head which dissipates quickly. No lacing

S fresh raspberries! Fresh being the operative word. Like you just put your face in a bucket of freshly picked raspberries. Smells delicious!

T more raspberries! It's sweet, teetering between just right and cloying. Although as it warmed the sweetness resided which i found more enjoyable. The aftertaste is nice and lingers then finishes dry. I couldn't drink more than one of these.

M moderate carbonation with a mild oily finish that coats your tongue. I thought a bit more carbonation would have made this more drinkable and cut some of the lingering sweetness.

O a good beer that was a touch too sweet for me but a nice night cap

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 05:20:28 | More by DrewskiWhit
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- A very hazy beer. A brownish amber color. A two finger light pink head.

S- Smells like raspberries. Sweet and somewhat sugary. Smells like a belgian brew. A dry smelling beer.

T- Wow, raspberries. A very intense flavor profile. A tart beer but a very strong sweetness. The raspberries taste very fresh. A plain, but sweet and breaddy malt profile that really help highlight the raspberries. A strong and intense flavor to the beer. A sipping beer spite the ABV. May be difficult to drink more then one of these.

M- A sweeter beer, thick in feel.

O- An awesome fruit beer. A bit tiring on the palate but still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 01:45:07 | More by TwelveOunces
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kemoarps

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the reddest I've ever seen a beer poured. Beyond mahogany, this delves into a deep rosé, befitting its sweet nature. Minimal head and no retention brings it down slightly in my book.

When you sniff at this beer the immediate impression is... fermented raspberries. This may not appeal to everyone, but for a 'pure raspberry ale,' it seems appropriate.

Tasting, it is much of the same. The raspberries ARE the show here, they don't steal shit. It's their sweet nature that lures you in initially, seducing your tongue and lulling it into a comfortable dream state with its bubbly personality, but soon it goes stale (ok, not stale, per se; more... fermented. but stale fit the narration better. so sue me.). Her underlying bitterness seeps in towards the end, and you leave with the impression that she is [a] tart (deal with it).

This is one of those brews that will probably see much of the variety in its ratings due to the age old struggle of personal taste vs stylistic integrity. It's definitely not for everyone, or for every occasion, but for what it is, it is done quite well (not that I would expect any less from Founders at this point). It's easily the best fruit beer I've had, but I wouldn't necessarily find myself reaching for it ahead of other items available that often. Well worth the price of admission, but I won't pine for her when she's gone.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:54:52 | More by kemoarps
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Rubaeus has a beautiful label with gorgeous artwork and great eye-catching colors. Label includes a bit of brewery info and a small description of the beer. Neck label has a Founders logo, web info, and ABV info. Cap has Founders logo.

Appearance: Rubaeus was aggressively poured from its 12oz brown bottle into a 20oz English pint leading to a 2 finger light airy white-purplish head atop a crystal clear deep ruby red amber beer. Head retention was a solid 2min 31sec before fading to a thin coating and ring with good lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is of a very sweet deep raspberry aroma that is very fresh. This also has a bit of a white wine aroma.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is dominated by a tart yet still sweet raspberry on the front-end. Mid-point is again dominated by tart raspberry with a bit of underlying maltiness. Back-end has a bit of white wine grape flavor with a raspberry aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Rubaeus has an above average amount of carbonation that leads to a more full medium bodied mouthfeel that is crisp and still refreshing. Extremely drinkable and refreshing.

Overall/Comments: Rubaeus is another in a long line of excellent beers produced by Founders. Rubaeus is a bit on the sweet side and maybe could have used a bit of bitterness for balance. I really would like to try this mixed with a nice stout or porter. I recommend trying out Rubaeus if you have the opportunity! Classifed as a Fruit Beer at 5.7% ABV. Consumed 12/12/2013.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 23:02:26 | More by thegodfather1076
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a reddish-purple hue, topped off with a fizzy, light-pink colored head. Looks very much like a glass of pop when first poured. Midway through, it takes over the foamy, nice-lacing look of a good brew. The nose is strong of raspberries, as you would imagine, and there is a faint sweet malt scent hidden in the background.

Wow, the taste is powerful. Heavy raspberries, blackberries, and other tart fruits completely take over the taste of this beer. ( It is still a little warm, I couldnt wait for it to get cold, which might have a lot to do with the overwhelming raspberry aftertaste.) Yet it is quite tasty considering the style, I will try this one again, ice cold, to see if it brings out any other flavors.

The mouthfeel ranks a little higher than medium-bodied, which I didnt expect. Very outstanding balanced on the way down. This one is good, but drinking more than one would be too sweet and too much berry overload. Not really my style, but still definitly worth a try. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2005 13:11:26 | More by jasonpeckins32
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nflmvp

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aggressive pour yielded a one inch, coarse foam head which disappated down to a light froth and creamy foam ring around the outside edge of the glass.

Smell was sweet fruit (but almost like soda or kool-aid).

Taste was sweet and tart with strong raspberry qualities, as would be expected. A little alcohol follows on the finish.

Mouth feel was moderate but full with just a slight hint of alcohol.

Drinkability was very nice. This one makes a good summer refresher and could be a nice session beer if you have the extra cash in your wallet.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2006 00:44:41 | More by nflmvp
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Foxman

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a basic brownish amber, but in the light, it takes a a pink rose blush. A finger of lavender tinged head sustains with a little life. Thin spritzes of lacing sprinkle the inside of the glass.

The aroma is, above and beyond all else, raspberry sprinkled with powdered sugar. A hint of yeast lurks underneath, but this is about the berries.

Upon tasting, again, it's the raspberries taking up the space, and it's a nicely sweet, fresh from the bush berry sweetness, with no sign of extract or concentrate. A mild tartness mitigates and leads into an underlayer of bready yeast with distantly crisp esters. Malt comes through slightly near the close with a residual, more earthy sweetness that is crisped by a general spiciness. The finish lingers with a mild crisp bite. This is what berries can do when done well.

Between light and medium bodied, the carbonation is more pronounced on the palate, lending a pop character to the fresh feel.

Once again, I find another beer that undermines my stale "no fruit in my beer" stance. This is like a peppy, well played berry beer soda, which in this case, is all good. The aroma didn't deliver full announcement of what was to come, so it was a bit surprising, and in the end, it drinks smooth, with a little sugar to the tooth, and with a refreshing finish. So from now on, all beer, even those with fruit, are fair game. Except maybe for apricot. We'll see.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2008 18:09:14 | More by Foxman
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Keith238

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nothing special about the appearance. Think head that quickly dissipates with very little lacing. The color is a bit more along the lines of an Irish red than the purplish color of Fort or Framboise.

Clean and crisp with a balanced raspberry flavor. This doesnt' leave any lingering aftertaste. Overall drinkability is good. I wouldn't drink the whole 4 pack in a sitting but I did have 2.

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2008 03:02:10 | More by Keith238
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a plain pint glass. Since its going on hiatus I figured it's time to review.

A- Dirty red with dark pink edges. On top lays a off white foam with a pink addition as well. Not much retention with these bubbles. A clean looking brew on the thin side.

S- Sweet raspberry scents with a slight malty background. Very pungent and fruity. This slightly old bottle has no presense of hops.

T- A good fruit beer that focuses on raspberry flavor with malts backing that. The fruit comes through pretty harsh with some bitterness at the end, ever so slight. Any tartness is low while the rasp. taste stays for a bit.

M- Sweet and a bit tart with a medium feel. This goes down real easy though and is even smoother off a tap. A bit of carbonation is on the mouth as well. A raspberry juice taste stays for a bit afterwards.

D- Sad to see it go but loved it while it was here. A decent abv and a good taste, I could drink a 4-pack no problem. Great warm weather beer, to bad it's on hiatus as of now.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 04:36:04 | More by BARFLYB
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Cubieblu

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

L – Pours full finger of head that quickly dissipates into a slight film around the edges. Reddish brown is color.
A – Smells like raspberry malt. If you really concentrate you can get some floral hop sent but it is really muted
T – Sweat raspberry hits you upfront and stays with you through the whole swallow and finish. Not an overly complicated beer but still berry pleasant (see what I did there).
MF – light bodied that leaved the mouth salvating. Quite a bit of carbonation that leaves your tongue tingling.
D – This would be a great beer for drinking on a hot day but one (maybe two) would be quite enough.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 05:21:59 | More by Cubieblu
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Surly Darkness glass

A- pours a white one finger head that dissipates very slowly. Very nice lacing that coats the side of the glass. Color is dark brown/red/copper. Hard to see through it. Attractive beer.
S- The aroma is sweet raspberry jam upfront, sugar, very rich and fruity.
T- Very refreshing, slight tartness, but the sweet raspberry jam flavor takes over the beer, very rich.
M- Light mouthfeel, clean finish, well carbonated, very refreshing
O- Not too bad, very New Glarus like, reminds me of there Raspberry Tart, but not as good. This beer is perfect for a hot summer day like today, i feel very satisfied. Well done Founders.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 00:42:09 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy reddish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light pink colored head that quickly died down, leaving patches of bubbles in the center of the glass and a thin collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of raspberry sorbet are present in the nose.
T: This beer is filled with flavors of raspberries, but these aren't really of the sweet variety and the taste is more like a raspberry sorbet.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount
O: This beer achieves an excellent balance between sweetness and tartness as neither of them stand out in particular. As this tastes like a sorbet, I could almost see this beer being used as a palate cleanser between courses during a beer dinner.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:22:00 | More by metter98
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 06/17/13

The head is a pleasing light purplish color. Body is a reddish brown. Retains a little froth up top. Lace clings strong during each sip.

Raspberries, malt and gardeny hints.

This beer straight up tastes like raspberries. You get hints of malt and hops but they are subdued and hard to pinpoint.

Refreshing and light-medium bodied. Sweet and slightly sticky.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 21:36:02 | More by CFHMagnet
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours one of the most stunning color of any beer I have ever seen - clear as hell and a gorgeous ruby red. Head is small, fluffy and off-white.

Nose is raspberries...galore. Some supporting toffee malt shows as well as a bit of boysenberry syrup. Definitely sweet.

Tastes like the raspberry syrup in the syrup carousel at IHOP. Diabeetus? Possibly. Its not as good as some of the New Glarus fruit beers, but neither is it unappealing. Id have to say it is a good fruit beer, but I am more curious to see how this can compliment another beer in a blend than drink my remaining 2 by themselves

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:58:10 | More by twiggamortis420
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titty_mcbitty

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark red with sapphire highlights. Looks tasty!

S: Not much of a nose here. I'm not big into the aroma of beers though so it's not really a big deal. I get some vinegar and cherries.

T: Big raspberries upfront. Some cherries and other fruits, and some raisins too. It's nice. It's got kind of a kick to it, and I can't tell if it's the alcohol (which is very minimal) or just the flavor. I'm getting some cherry soda pop, vinegar, licorice, green apple, citrus, kind of an oaky taste. It's got a slight soapy bitterness to it on the back end.

M: A tad heavier than expected. Not bad though. It has a velvety feel to it, almost kind of a heavy mouth. It's very smooth though.

O: Didn't know what to expect as I've never had a fruit beer other than Shiner's prickly pear. This was overall a good one. I like the taste and the mouth although they aren't necessarily fantastic. Founders never disappoints me.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 04:27:07 | More by titty_mcbitty
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, bottled on 6/10/13, poured into a goblet.

Pours a vivid dark red color with no head with some fizzy carbonated bubbles on the top. The smell is huge.. and of nothing but raspberries. Exactly what it promises. Taste is a bit tart at first with a big raspberry flavor on the finish that lingers on your palate after you swallow. I'd say they nailed what they were going for on this one. Lighter side of medium bodied with low carbonation. I dare to say that the raspberry flavor might just be a bit too much, hurting the drink ability slightly.

Overall this beer delivered on what it promised - raspberries, raspberries and more raspberries. I would have liked it if it was a bit more tart and not entirely fruity, but overall i enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 15:14:34 | More by Axnjxn
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a brilliant clear ruby color with a pink stained frothy head a finger strong. It fades slowly leaving strings of patchy lacework. A swirl effortlessly revives a finger back to the surface.

The aroma is jam-like with fresh raspberry juice and a bit of earthen seedy aspect. When swirled it displays a mild amount of cheese and sulfur with a bready grain element that transitions to more of a green yeastiness.

The flavor is sweet with a taste of cereal grains, bread, biscuit, wheat and plenty of natural raspberry flavoring. The fruity element is caught somewhere between sugar-free candy and luden's cough drops. The aftertaste has more of that previously mentioned earthen to pit or seeded raspberry character somewhat grassy even and mildly medicinal to mineral-like.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation that is very easy drinking. As far as fruit beers go, this is a pretty solid offering. An abundance of fruit and enough of a wheat grain base to remind you this is beer. As it warms up, a slight tingle of that 5.7% starts to show itself. Admittedly, I purchased a 4-pack of this hoping it was an overloaded fruity concoction that my wife would enjoy. Unfortunately, it is no New Glarus raspberry tart but it isnt bad either.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 13:06:54 | More by stakem
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RaulMondesi

California

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While getting salty at the Salty Pig in Boston, MA., Raul was diggin' this. Not far removed from his first dip into fruit beers with a beautiful trio from New Glarus, Raul thought Rüb was on pair with those three dandy of thangs.

Like Behati Prinsloo holding a raspberry, Raul wouldn't mind taking another bite. Roar!

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 18:04:32 | More by RaulMondesi
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bought out by Shaun at our recent tasting. Poured into an unlabeled snifter 8/31/2013.

Pours a thin, pink-red body with a small white head that lingers a bit. Lacing is spotty but actually somewhat substantial. Looks like a light fruit beer.

Smells like straight up raspberries which is very nice. The sweetness is a bit cloying but overall given that this is a fruit beer, I enjoyed the nose.

Very sweet raspberry flavour on the tongue, not very tart or sour at all, not quite cloyingly sweet but the sweetness quotient is definitely high as advertised. Not complex, but definitely enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is very thin, yet it is enjoyable to drink. I thought the finish was a bit drying, which I would not want from a fruit beer that I expect to be refreshing.

Not quite on the level of Raspberry Tart, but I think the sweetness of this beer is just right compared to that Raspberry Tart. RT is thicker with a better nose and appearance but the sweetness on that beer is just off. Rubaeus does it quite well but is lacking in a lot of departments. Still an interesting beer to drink, but I'm definitely not stockpiling these.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 17:01:11 | More by Stevedore
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kmo1030

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pink hued hazy brown with an out of control faint pink head. fortunately it dies pretty quick to a loose and large bubbled thin layer.
smells of fresh tart raspberry with an almost perfumy quality. sometimes i get a faint yeasty aroma, but it's very faint.
the taste is sweet pulpy raspberry at the front and gets fairly sour towards the middle and back. it's obvious there is some malt in here judging from the caramel that shows up if you really look for it at the end. probably some wheat in there too.
highly carbonated and not quite light body. no complaints it suits this one.
overall a solid raspberry fruit beer. drinks easily enough and is satisfying for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2006 02:25:41 | More by kmo1030
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CortexBomb

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rubaeus pours out like cranberry juice with a slight white head that quickly dissipates. The smell is mainly soft wheaty tones and raspberries. The raspberry aroma is fairly powerful, but it pales in comparison to the super razz Blushing Monk that I just had on tap at Founders, and the score is marked down a bit because of it.

The flavour starts out with a tart raspberry tone with a creamy malt body underneath. The finish has a distinct malty twang. Not a lot of depth here, but if you like raspberries, like I do, this is a good flavour.

Mouthfeel, some tingles in the right place and full carbonation effects...good stuff. Drinkability, rock solid. A refreshing, juice-like aspect make this an easy beer to quaff.

Overall, Rubaeus is an excellent spring or summer choice for beer lovers who happen to also like raspberries. I think the new Blushing Monk at the tap room outshines it (based on the heavier flavour due to increased fruit content) but Rubaeus is a smoother drinking beer and still maintains a lot of the things I like about its bigger brother. All of this said, I generally have a fair bit of Rubaeus throughout the year because it tastes wonderful with the nitro tap Oatmeal stout stacked on top of it. Just one more reason to visit Founders again, and soon.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2006 00:46:42 | More by CortexBomb
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david131

California

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep red/ pink clear liquid. A small spritzy head forms and quickly falls to a small ring of lace around the top of the liquid.

S- Fresh raspberies. Not very heavy smelling, just a light aroma of raspberries.

T- Oh yeah, just how it should be. The raspberry flavor is great, it even has that raspberry tartness. There is just a slight bit of breadiness. Sweet then tart. Balanced very well. Not a lot of depth, but very tasty.

M- Just the right amount of carbonation gives a light, sweet, and slightly sticky mouthfeel.

D- I found this to be a very unique, but very tasty beer. I will have this one on my mind for quite awhile I think. Worth a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 01:16:25 | More by david131
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz stub-nosed bottle purchased at Capone's.

A: The ale pours with an unnatural crimson red color, very similar to the Lindeman's framboise. When held to light, a deeper red-brown color emerges. The head is luxuriously thick, clinging to the sides of the glass as if life itself were in the balance.

S: Sweet raspberry puree dominates the nose, syrupy and thick with a big sugary body.

T: While raspberry is the first and, arguably, the strongest flavor to come out of the beer, the body is nicely stabilized by a grainy malt body that is heavy on the cereal flavors. The raspberry flavors throughout the beer are the syrupy sweet kind, not dry, acidicly tart fruits. The finish of a sip has an element of tartness to spice things up a bit. An interesting, if not overwhelming drink.

M: The big grains stand up nicely against the raspberry flavors, preventing the beer from going too sweet.

D: The sweetness is strong, so this beer is not for everyone. I could probably have another bottle but that would be the extent of it.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 17:48:07 | More by akorsak
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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