Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company
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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
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
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
2.26/5 rDev -41.5%
Serving Type: Poured from a bottle into a generic pint glass
Appearance: Fairly nondescript looking beer. Ferric / amber.
Smell: Yup, raspberries.
Taste: Rasperry jam, artificial Big League Chew bubblegum, a tiny bit of cough syrup.
Mouthfeel: Slightly syrupy. Decent amount of carbonation
Overall: I don't know what the heck is going on with Founder's lately, but in their search for extremely artsy-crafty beers, they seem to be missing the point. You can't just hand me a sugary mess and call it a beer - and this was definitely more like a raspberry soda than a beer.
There definitely needed to be a bitter component to balance this one out. Perhaps if it had been a raspberry chocolate stout, with some bitter dark chocolate or some dark roasted malt to even the path.
This one just goes way to far to the sweet side.
09-23-2013 14:04:28 | More by ao125
2.28/5 rDev -40.9%
Thank You Gnomefest!
A - Deep red almost purple body with very thin light tan head that fades away very fast. The look of the body is interesting but the consistency of the whole appearance doesn't become a good rating.
S - Raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, I wish it had some Halle Berry. I bet that would smell good.
T - There's a strong raspberry flavor in this brew followed by a bitterness and a finish leaving much to be desired.
M - The brew is wet at the lips but finishes quite dry. Impressive.
~ Unfortunately I'm going to struggle finishing this because of the flavor. It is far too fruity for my liking, or to even really be a beer in my opinion.
09-20-2008 01:22:00 | More by cdkrenz
2.43/5 rDev -37%
A - Very deep ruby red color with small pinkish hue head. No head retention and weak lacing.
S - Smells like raspberry as expected. Smells very good.
T - Taste is off. First you get a hit of just "beer" taste. Then as that fades you get super sweet raspberry juice. The flavors just do not meld together until you drink enough of it but by then it is too late.
M - Light and fizzy not really in a good way. Almost like a sparkling fruit juice.
O - I say it is poor overall. If I am looking for a raspberry flavor like this I will go for a Lambic over this any day. This is similar to the Wild Red beer from AB.
11-03-2013 22:39:02 | More by phthisis37
2.48/5 rDev -35.8%
A- Pours a nice bright red color with a pinkish colored head that fell quickly leaving just a bubbly layer and little lacing.
S- Very very fruity. Raspberries raspberries and more raspberries.
T- Again very fruity and that's about all I could pick up. Not over powering just follow your nose.
M- Light to medium. Not too bad at all maybe a little dry to the finish
D- I suppose for the style its pretty nice just not me type of thing. Too fruity for me glad I got to try it.
05-13-2008 09:06:35 | More by nrbw23
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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