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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,471 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,471
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 74
Gots: 260 | FT: 10
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

GreyGhost4, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JSkone09, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Casey3236, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

OptionParalysis, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

swinyeju, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

n00blar, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Jspriest, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Theortiz01, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JellyJacket, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 6/6/12.

Appearance: Ruby red and opaque. Light pink frothy head which is quite possibly the strangest color I've seen on top of a beer.

Aroma: Sweet raspberry, almost in a candy-like way. Hard to get much past that besides a touch of bready malt.

Taste: Starts of incredibly sweet with a raspberry jam character. The flavor gets slightly tart near the finish which is nice but sort of falls off after that leaving an odd aftertaste of pale malt and dank raspberry. Quite a lot of flavor for a 5.7% ABV beer but it does get repetitive.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium in body with a good level of carbonation to accent the sweet and tart flavor. Above average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Yet another interesting, if not quite solid, beer from Founders. I tend to think beers with added fruit should be more tart like a Lambic but not a bad effort here. Definitely one for those with a sweet tooth. Would I drink it again? I suppose.

JamesMN, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mpayne5, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

army01, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sgoro, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

WanderingFool, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of carlborch
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful off-pink/mahogany red with a pink 1/4 inch collar of foam. The head dissipates rather quickly. Crisp raspberry nose. Bright fruity, raspberry notes on the palate. Dry-to-offf-dry: Less sweet than the typical fruit ale. Delicate lingering. Some Belgian lace. Highly refreshing. Great balance. The ABV is moderate and not noticeable. I'll definitely look for it again. Perfect on a warm or hot day. Excellent accompaniment for lighter fare,

carlborch, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

manutdfan, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

marcngin, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

blklabel, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

sgttibbs, Aug 22, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The only downside on this beer is that I find myself drinking it too quickly, because it's so freaking delicious. Full blast of raspberry, in both smell and taste, but not too sweet. I don't think I could ever drink two in an evening, but it's a great one-beer beer for a summer night.

BurkeBeerGuy, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Salud24, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Whiskeydeez, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Snow81, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JohnQVD, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks! Pours a deep almost neon pinkish red with a very small slightly pink head that recedes quickly. Aroma of sour berries and funk, with more malt presence than I expected (silly me for expecting a Blushing Monk type of brew). Flavor is big bold raspberry with some other flavors mixing in that I can’t put my finger on. A definite malt presence in the finish. Dry finish and plenty of carbonation. More like Cerise than Blushing Monk. Solid overall, but not spectacular.

BMMillsy, Aug 22, 2013
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 2,471 ratings.