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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus

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very good

2,617 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,617
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 85
Gots: 294 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

I had high hopes for this brew and found a few on the shelf. Quickly grabbed it and put it in the fridge soon after. The pour met my anticipation, a nice clear cranberry red with medium carbonation. Unfortunately it went downhill from there. At first it tastes quite nice there's a definite raspberry presence with a tinge of tartness, however it quickly turns into cough syrup. The flavour is completely dominated by this medicinal quality. This returns after each taste but thankfully does not linger in the finish. The mouth feel is a bit slick and oily and leaves a finish again similar to cough syrup.

After reading a few reviews here it seems that I may have gotten a bottle from the "bad" batch. However I stick by my rating as this inconsistency seems common enough. I'd hesitantly be willing to give this another go.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured a clear ruby red body with a thin ring of pinkish head. A good looking fruit beer, very bright and inviting. Scents of sweet and slightly tart raspberries, raspberry tart and indeterminate red berry flavors. Overall impression of aroma is of a very fruity, raspberry dominated profile that is pleasant, but a bit one note. Still very nice for a fruity beer. Flavor begins very sweet, with strong notes of sweet raspberries and lesser, though still moderate flavors of strawberries and blackberries. A slight sweet malt is in the background. These flavors continue into the middle. Finish is sweet with the same flavors on display, with a bit of an apple flavor also present and a slight acidity. Aftertaste is raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and sweet and grainy malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a sweet and very fruity beer. Those flavors dominate and make this a pleasant and refreshing, but a bit one note. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth, slightly tart and juicy feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a nice, light, refreshing beer that is very pleasant. Overall this is a good fruit beer. It is light, fruity and very refreshing with a wonderfully pleasant aroma and nicely sweet flavor profile. This is further enhanced by the mouthfeel. It is a bit one note, like many fruit beers, but it is still good for the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.76/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

tastes double crooked tree with a hint of raspberries

Photo of yarnbomb
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

YUM. Sometimes I can find this on draft at a dive bar. That's always a good night. It's tart and sweet and tastes like real fruit, unlike most others. I don't even mind fulfilling the girl drinker stereotype with a big red glass of this in front of me.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of heygeebee
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours ruby red, nose is tinned raspberries, and flavour is quite sweet raspberry/malt. Nice and zesty on the mouth but overall just a bit too sweet to cut it.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ttroha
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Warehouse Package. Pours ruby red with no head. Aroma of raspberries and a tartness. Tastes of sweet raspberries. Very drinkable and delicious, like an alcoholic fruit juice.

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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,617 ratings.