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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,177 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,177
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 64
Gots: 206 | 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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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%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

08-04-2013 17:33:42 | More by cjgiant
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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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ao125

Virginia

2.26/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 14:04:28 | More by ao125
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

2.28/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 01:22:00 | More by cdkrenz
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phthisis37

Florida

2.43/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 22:39:02 | More by phthisis37
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nrbw23

Ohio

2.48/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2008 09:06:35 | More by nrbw23
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-25-2013 14:37:39 | More by Atomicskis5
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StompingClover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-06-2013 02:01:00 | More by StompingClover
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ninaturner

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

07-12-2014 00:46:38 | More by ninaturner
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-24-2013 14:54:03 | More by mpalestino
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Bettyloug

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

07-28-2013 22:13:37 | More by Bettyloug
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boyessen

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

09-25-2013 12:31:50 | More by boyessen
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,177 ratings.