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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,299 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 67
Gots: 235 | 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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Norlovsk

New Hampshire

1/5  rDev -74.1%

06-26-2014 01:53:09 | More by Norlovsk
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KISSFR33K

Michigan

1/5  rDev -74.1%

05-05-2014 20:33:33 | More by KISSFR33K
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k_clarkie

New Hampshire

1/5  rDev -74.1%

12-16-2013 04:22:02 | More by k_clarkie
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thumperskibum

Indiana

1/5  rDev -74.1%

06-26-2014 20:21:24 | More by thumperskibum
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mattt7932


1.36/5  rDev -64.8%

08-16-2014 23:35:31 | More by mattt7932
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DoubleMalt

New York

1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

05-21-2014 23:45:09 | More by DoubleMalt
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John_Squires

New York

1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

06-29-2014 19:52:50 | More by John_Squires
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Alex5

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

12-10-2013 00:21:24 | More by Alex5
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.56/5  rDev -59.6%

"chicks should dig it" But well they won't "drink a lot."

Founders has been on a overly sugary mess role lately. The entire back stage series should read "crap we put to much sugar in it" series. This is staying with that theme. I'm really starting to consider down grading the brewery as they just keep turning out bad beer after bad beer lately.

Pour a fruit juice body with a bit a head.

Sugar, raspberry, alcohol, hint of hops, and sugar. Yes I said sugar twice.

There's some beer here, hints of hops and hints of wheat but all of it over blasted by sugary rasberry. It hints at tart but isn't tart. It brings out flavors I like in sours but it isn't sour. This is a huge step back from their Ceries which at last has some sour elements even if it's mostly a sugary cherry mess.

I have no desire for more of this and I can't imagine drinking this outside in the heat. The sugar would just make one sick.

It's not normal I guess so have one? But it's a beer I'll never have again. Not good. If this is a style stop making it. Founders look guys, you're better than this!

07-09-2013 02:44:43 | More by bobhits
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Boverhof3

Michigan

1.78/5  rDev -53.9%

Just too much Fruit and not enough beer qualities. Its kinda gross really. I have no idea who this beer is targeted towards. Its a lousy beer and a lousy wine cooler. If you enjoy drinking dish detergent, then this may be the beer for you. Otherwise, move on. Worst Founder's beer I've ever had. Probably in the top 5 worst beers I have ever had.

05-14-2014 03:13:25 | More by Boverhof3
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engisch

New Jersey

1.93/5  rDev -50%

I usually really enjoy drinking Founder's brews. This is the first exception. I have seen this in 4-packs all over the place, and I have been meaning to pick one up, but this was the first time I have seen it on tap (at the Tally Ho in Bethlehem, PA). So I order one.

Watching the bartender pour I immediately notice this beer has an almost unnatural red tint to it. It holds almost no head, but it still looks a little promising. As he places it down in front of me I am overloaded with raspberry smells. It is nice as an air freshener, but I am now concerned. I take a sip and immediately identify the "fake" taste of sour raspberries. It is missing much of the character that Founder's usually has from its selection of hops and malts. I couldn't finish this, as it reminded me of raspberry pucker. Somewhere someone probably really likes this brew, but it was way too sweet for me.

Sorry Founder's, but this seems like you tried too hard and failed. I will never have this again. I'll still have other Founder's brews because of there fairly good track record with me.

08-20-2008 14:45:54 | More by engisch
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GBallHead

Indiana

2/5  rDev -48.2%

10-17-2013 17:20:50 | More by GBallHead
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GoGators

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -48.2%

08-03-2013 01:25:49 | More by GoGators
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.2%

07-20-2014 20:01:33 | More by ambiguousfigures
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.2%

07-05-2013 14:03:05 | More by IPAchris
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VaporDome

New York

2/5  rDev -48.2%

08-03-2013 23:22:12 | More by VaporDome
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sendbeer

Georgia

2/5  rDev -48.2%

07-04-2013 14:33:29 | More by sendbeer
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.2%

10-26-2013 18:30:11 | More by facesnorth
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tattoopunk031

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.2%

07-08-2013 14:18:56 | More by tattoopunk031
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Blakaeris

Iowa

2.03/5  rDev -47.4%

Pours very pink, cloudy, with a thin soapy head.

Smell is Rasberry. No malt or hop detectable.

Taste is artificial sour rasberry flavoring. Once again, there isn't a trace of malt or hop to be found. Hint of alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel is very light.

Founders is a great brewery but this isn't even what I would call beer. Your wine cooler drinking girlfriend might like this.

08-01-2006 23:58:44 | More by Blakaeris
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KevMo84

California

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

05-30-2014 06:34:49 | More by KevMo84
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Grand-Raggedy

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

07-04-2014 02:17:47 | More by Grand-Raggedy
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jacob4999

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

05-24-2012 18:16:36 | More by jacob4999
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Atricapilla

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

The brewers tried too hard with this beer and came up short. Pours a fairly turbid pinkish red with no head. In fact there is hardly any carbonation at all. The flatness greatly diminshes its drinkablity. Smells very fruity. Tastes almost like raspberry juice; a bit overdone in my opinion. There was a lot of flocculance in my glass, again distracting. The lack of carbonation really kills this beer.

01-04-2008 04:47:16 | More by Atricapilla
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tykechandler

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

06-19-2014 04:14:24 | More by tykechandler
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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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