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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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2,271 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,271
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 67
Gots: 231 | 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)
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Photo of Mitchster


4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

$2.59/bottle at Jack's. I picked up a 6'er as I liked it on tap. "Fermented with Pure Raspberries"...thank heaven's they didn't ferment them with the regular old-fashioned, un-pure kind. Evidently about 24 IBU. 6.9% ABV. Raspberries were added at five different stages throughout the brewing process. Pours out to a semi-hazy deep crimson red, forming a soapy dark-pink head with average retention and scant lacing. The aroma is nice..the tartness of the raspberries really shines through and they smell like fresh raspberries, not some knockoff concentrate like most other fruit brews. The taste is akin to a raspberry champagne without the spritzy dry mouthfeel. It's well balanced and not terribly sweet, with a tart, crisp finish. Medium carbonation, medium-light bodied. Never cloying, but one bottle is a dessert in itself. Burps bring up a nice toasty grain note. Bitterness is mild, but combines nicely with the tartness and sweetness to create a wonderful package. Alcohol isn't tasted, and it's cleanly fermented with some apple and pear characteristics from the ale yeast.

A wonderfully done fruit beer, amongst the best I've had. Despite this it still has that "wine-cooler taste" that may shy some people away, especially when you could buy a raspberry wine-cooler for cheaper. Still, Founder's delivers on their promise of making kick-ass beer. What style haven't they conquered yet? Hrmmm...Imperial Rye Dopplebock. I would drink that!

05-20-2006 22:02:15 | More by Mitchster
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-23-2013 08:38:22 | More by Jspriest
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -19.7%

Founders- Rübaeus

A- Light ruby red with a small filmy head.
S- Raspberries, thats all.
T- Sweet raspberry candy. Sugary sweet with a hint of powdered corn starch?
M- Very sweet and dry with a touch of alc. heat in the end. Very acidic.

Overall- Blah. Sweet fruity beer good to drink with some chocolate cake otherwise pass on this. Overrated!

06-20-2008 20:57:44 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of kmpitz2


3.93/5  rDev +1.8%

The beer pours a deep ruby color with a 3 finger pink head that falls slowly, leaving a lot of lace behind. The nose is big with sweet raspberry with a wheaty beer backbone behind it. I'm not a big fan of the strong wheaty notes. The flavor is also very wheaty. The raspberry is less strong. The flavor is really lacking any gusto. The feel is thick and full, slightly creamy with a moderate carbonation. I get a blast of heat in my belly from the alcohol. The beer is pretty drinkable. The flavor is just missing something in my book.

06-12-2005 00:54:54 | More by kmpitz2
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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-31-2013 15:09:37 | More by oldp0rt
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-02-2013 21:56:06 | More by jbaker67
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-20-2013 23:55:32 | More by ADTaber
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-29-2014 03:17:28 | More by thatoneguymike
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

I love Raspberries, so I give most Raspberry beers I find at least a shot.

Red, Raspberry colored body with a head that is a different shade of the same color. A little bit of retention, but no lacing.

As soon as I open the bottle I notice a nice Raspberry aroma, very appealing.

Tasty beer too. Real Raspberry flavor throughout. Sweetness in the beginning finishing nice and tart. A malt backbone is noticeable also, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel here is just medium bodied.

Pretty drinkable beer, nice for some raspberry craving.

11-12-2008 16:51:48 | More by Hojaminbag
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-10-2013 22:52:23 | More by buckyp
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-07-2013 00:50:33 | More by BeerForMuscle
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4.35/5  rDev +12.7%

Very dark bland red with hints of brown. Slight white pinkish head with some lacing.

Aromas of sour raspberries, with a sweetness also. Even a little cherry aroma to it. Some hops in the smell also somewhat hidden with a yeast drop.

This is a great fruit beer. Upon entrance is a succulent sweet raspberry that melds into some slightly sour notes. On the back of the palate and throughout the long long finish is a wheaty hop flavor that leaves a great feeling in your mouth. Makes you want more. Makes it taste more like a beer.

On a warm day I could drink quite a number of these. Tasting great after just mowing the yard.

05-05-2006 20:47:25 | More by mcallister
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-20-2013 05:07:19 | More by Gatordaddy
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Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

got this one from Aprilluvsbeer as part of BC2. thanks april!

12oz bottle.

pours crystal clear red colour with a wisp pinkish white head. the head quickly drops to a ring around the glass and leaves a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is good. raspberry bread. touch of alcohol. light sweetness. it does come across as slightly medicinal, but not overly so.

taste is good. lots of raspberry. big bready malt. bit of alcohol. light sweetness. slightly tart. bit of earthy hops.

mouthfeel is good. medium-low carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is good. the raspberry character is strong, but still lets the base beer show through. nice level of sweetness without reaching an undesirable sticky sweet level.

12-05-2007 02:33:40 | More by grub
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New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

Single, twelve-ounce bottle copped from Super Saver Liquors on Route 22...
Pours a light-purple, reddish hue with a minimal head and minor lacing...
The aroma was replete with fresh raspberries literally bursting out of the bottle...
Taste was very crisp, clean, and smooth for a fruit beer... The raspberry flavor was obvious and pronounced, yet still very tasty and drinkable, even though I personally am not a fan of raspberries...
Good mouthfeel along with a good level of drinkability... The nearly 7% ABV is nowhere to be found...
Worth a try...

08-02-2008 21:31:51 | More by dsa7783
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-02-2013 16:58:52 | More by millerbuffoon
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-10-2013 23:12:17 | More by threedaggers
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-01-2014 00:59:23 | More by smithj4
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2013 23:25:20 | More by brez8791
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3.15/5  rDev -18.4%

Raspberry juice in color with a small and quickly diminishing head. Medicinal fruit aroma, raspberry mainly, but a hint of cherry as well, with light hints of malt and hops barely showing through the fruit aroma. Flavor is overwhelming with raspberry and although it is quite vibrant, I can’t say I enjoy the malt and hop combo. Light caramel and cookie-like malt is present on the palate as well. Overall, I found it to be a nice alternative to American wheat beer

04-13-2006 00:35:56 | More by Crosling
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-25-2013 14:13:19 | More by mdillon86
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

A- Perfectly transparent dark rose body that pours with thin 1/2 finger foamy white head. Head almost instantaneously fades to a collar which holds the whole way down. Little to no lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- The nose is overpowered by a rush of tart raspberries. Sweet and sugary raspberries are present in the background.

T- Dry raspberry upfront with a sweet bready malt backbone. The raspberry becomes quite tart for the finish and the subtle malt backbone disappears for a moment. What lingers is a nice combination of tart raspberry and sweet malt.

M-Medium to high carbonation and light spritzy body-somewhat champagne like.

D- This is a good fruit beer and is surprisingly similar to both Great Divide and Celis Raspberry. Good for one drink but not something I'd like to have more than one of. I might pick this up when I find it again (not available in my area).

10-16-2007 16:55:03 | More by PittBeerGirl
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-04-2013 16:35:24 | More by LoveStout
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-12-2012 16:05:31 | More by Tyrawlings
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-02-2013 15:36:27 | More by JohnK17
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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