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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus

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2,594 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,594
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 84
Gots: 285 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2005

This brew achieves its unique raspberry taste by the addition of only fresh raspberries at five seperate stages in the brewing process.
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I typically do not like most fruit beers, but I thought I would like this one.

A: Deep reddish / raspberry color light pink foam, nice amount of head

S: Yep, that's raspberry

T: Overly sweet for my taste, but the wife likes this one. Not as sweet as some of the other fruit beers, I think founders did a nice job with this, just was hoping for a bit of tartness or acidity.

O: Not for me, but I can see how some would appreciate this beer.

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3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in DuPont Circle, NW D.C., poured into my The Bruery tulip glass, drank 11/6/13 over a half-hour.

A: 2/3 - deep ruby red coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see or read through), initial whitish one finger carbonation resolved into a subtle glass lacing throughout the drinking; moderate-to-high carbonation, little alcohol legs

S: 8/12 - lots of raspberries and vinous qualities; no off aromas detected

T: 15/20 - on the anterior tongue, there a lambic-like fruity-estery slap - raspberries through and through, and, in the middle profile featured, some sweetness continues with a slight sourness; finished dry; little-to-no alcohol flavors, which was appropriate at 6.0%

M: 3/5 - light-bodied and high carbonation makes it tart and refreshing but, even so, it's still too thin for me

O: 6/10 - as much as I love Founders, this, for me, is one of the worst beers in their portfolio; it tastes like a poor man's version of Lindeman's Framboise, which is a decent enough lambic; I was definitely expecting more complexity and not just getting slapped back-and-forth by raspberries; I think that lots of wine and uninitiated beer drinkers could enjoy this beer in moderation but it's just not for me and won't be buying it again if it comes out for 2014

TOTAL = 34/50

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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