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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,172 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,172
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 65
Gots: 205 | FT: 13
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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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-24-2013 03:23:38 | More by st9647v3
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2013 04:16:08 | More by Todd
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-13-2013 01:22:30 | More by IrishColonial
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2013 22:03:06 | More by jheezee
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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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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy red body, topped by three fingers of level white foam with a slight pink aura.

Plenty of raspberries in the nose.

Taste is sweet juicy raspberries, far more real than the "typical brewpub raspberry (American) wheat". And there is enough quality craft beer present that this is not like some super sweet wine cooler. Just don't look here for a detailed description of the non-raspberry portion of this potion.

Light to medium mouthfeel. Good drinkability - if you like raspberries.

If you're looking for quality fruit beers, definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 04:09:39 | More by RonfromJersey
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My last bottle of Rubaeus from the cellar. I hear this one's going on hiatus and being replaced by Cherise. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my snifter. Appears a beautiful shade of maroon with about two fingers of fluffy pink foam. Smell and taste is dominated by, what else, raspberries. The flavor is tart and refreshing with a pleasant bitterness. Moderate body and carbonation. This is a unique fruit beer. One that I believe was made for people that are not keen on the usual fruit beers. This is akin to a raspberry IPA. So, if that sounds like something you'd dig, seek this one out and give it a try before it goes on vacation.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2009 04:38:16 | More by ClockworkOrange
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: This was a dull, muddied pink color. It poured with a whispy, soapy head that quickly faded to nothing.

s: Raspberry jam, not much else.

t: Here as well, just raspberries. They are tart with an edge of sweetness that never crosses over into cloying.

m: Pretty still, but it doesn't feel all that thin.

d: Makes for a nice dessert beer. One at a time for me though.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 11:44:17 | More by DIM
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours pinkish red with a pink foam head that does not last. No lace.

Strong raspberry aroma. Sweet and powerful, but not artificial. That's all you get here.

Big strong sweet/tart raspberry flavor. As the palate clears, you wonder where the beer will be...and you get this subtle flavor of malt. Not raspberries at the end, but very light malt. No sour juice notes, no sugar, but malt. What a unique transition. The fact that the berry does not linger at the end is rare and welcoming.

Light to medium-light in body. Light carbonation keeps this from being a soft drink. Good decision. At the end of the glass and this one seems almost dead still.

Solid fruit beer for a hot summer day. A true raspberry beer. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 03:23:17 | More by OtherShoe2
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-29-2014 03:17:28 | More by thatoneguymike
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-01-2014 00:59:23 | More by smithj4
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mini snifter. Bottleneck says Bottled On 04/23/14.

A- Pours a crab apple red color with a 1/4 inch white head that doesn't retain long before dissipating to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind

S- Aroma is of raspberry soda, similar to the Lindeman's Raspberry. The fruit follows through all the way with not much trace of an actual beer smell.

T- Big rush of raspberry that transitions into the base beer flavor I was looking for in the nose. There's a cough syrup quality in the aftertaste that doesn't agree with me.

M- Syrupy which doesn't help the bit of cough syrup I found in the flavor. Medium carbonation with a lightish body.

O- Nice to take a couple sips of but I probably couldn't finish an entire glass of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 19:58:04 | More by Immortale25
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Pegasus

Texas

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy reddish amber body with a moderate, dense pink head. The lacing is thick and Belgian-like in appearance, with slight carbonation.

Aroma: Profound aroma of raspberries, as well as vanilla, orange blossom, cream, and honey.

Taste: The taste begins with a strong wave of raspberries, which seem entirely natural. AS the taste progresses, there is a strong wave of orange rind, from the hops, I suppose. Throughout, there is a character of lingering sweetness, which manages to never be cloying. Finishes with a burst of raspberry,and a slight wave of sweet cream.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very full, quite gracious.

Drinkability/notes: Wonderfully crafted, one of the best fruit beers I have ever had, indeed, perhaps the best. The raspberries shine without a hint of cheap alco--pop .

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 02:24:59 | More by Pegasus
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 22:38:14 | More by kwjd
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-30-2013 03:49:56 | More by Chugs13
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rye726

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich raspberry color but the head is lacking. The nose is of sweet berries and light grains. Taste has a good amount of tart raspberries followed by some subtle malts. Body is a little fizzy, but goes down well. A nicely balanced fruit beer. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2008 02:37:36 | More by rye726
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JamLand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-12-2013 22:39:20 | More by JamLand
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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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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-14-2013 01:40:30 | More by bigfnjoe
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-05-2013 21:28:26 | More by Falcone
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-06-2013 04:03:11 | More by egrace84
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-24-2013 01:00:57 | More by 2dogbrew
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-27-2013 22:47:59 | More by Sparky44
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-26-2013 01:56:18 | More by akang
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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