1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

2,359 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,359
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 72
Gots: 241 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Rübæus Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,359 | Reviews: 550 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 1jstafan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

1jstafan, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

I am drinking this exactly three months past its bottle date.
Big raspberry nose with a hint of light funk in the background. The glass is sitting on the table and I can still smell raspberries.
Brilliant ruby garnet, ½” pinkish foam cap quickly dissipates. Above average carbonation, slight oiliness, medium to medium light body.
Was afraid of getting a pop beer but it is surprisingly good. Big raspberry flavors are supported by a light tart touch over a hint of caramel and light bread.
A well balanced, refreshing summer beer.

pat61, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of SjConroy
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

SjConroy, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of slipperysoup
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

slipperysoup, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

This isn't your standard beer, it is a very serious and delicious fruit beer.

Appearance: Pours a nice ruby red color, with short pink head, not much lacing

Smell: Tart raspberries all the way, some malt in there

Taste: Again, tart raspberries up front and in your face, a bit sweet as well. A healthy dose of malt in there as well

Mouthfeel: Light body, good refreshing carbonation

Overall: An excellent summer beer. Wish it was a little cheaper, but I'm sure it is expensive to brew so I'm just glad it is made at all. Considering buying a case.

MadCat, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of caustin90
4/5  rDev +3.6%

caustin90, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of larbush
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%

larbush, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Ryanndc
3.04/5  rDev -21.2%

Ryanndc, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Manny1321
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%

Manny1321, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of SloppyJoeWasAMan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of watt1cw
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

watt1cw, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of SauerKraut
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

SauerKraut, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of andesite83
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%

andesite83, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of admiral
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

admiral, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Ashleysloane
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%

Ashleysloane, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of RyanCrawford
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%

RyanCrawford, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Ngntjp
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%

Ngntjp, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of schreurb
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

schreurb, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of xShoWTeKx
4/5  rDev +3.6%

xShoWTeKx, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of simplejj81
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Best Raspberry beer I've ever had. It was also available in Nitro at the brewery. Goes great with Founders oatmeal stout!

simplejj81, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Roxie_B
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Serving: Bottle
Glassware: Standard pint
Appearance: Not much head at all but a bit of lacing. Hazy and cranberry colored.
Aroma: Fresh raspberries and a bit of yeast.
Taste: Linear. Raspberry jam
Mouthfeel: Sticky.
Overall: Well if you like raspberry jam (and I do) this might be for you. Serve as a dessert or digestif.

Roxie_B, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ESchweers
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%

ESchweers, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Fakexican
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Fakexican, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
2.8/5  rDev -27.5%

Pours out a hazy ruddy red. Head is slightly off-white to pink. Nose is raspberry candy. Flavor is raspberry, raspberry, raspberry. That's about it. Pretty sweet overall. The fruit contributes some tartness, but it isn't enough to balance the sweet. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky. I love raspberries, but this is a bit much to finish a 12 oz. I would like this in a 4 oz. serving as a digestif much better.

goochpunch, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of fredmugs
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

fredmugs, Aug 29, 2014
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,359 ratings.