Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,562 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,562
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 81
Gots: 273 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep violet amber. Funky head of purplish carbonation. Lace is pleasant but not outstanding.

Nose is definitely raspberries. I admit, I like it. Maybe I'm a sucker for Founders, but this isn't bad.

Taste is rich and very very raspberry. I get a trickle of sour, but plenty of sweet to round it all up. A well-tasty and enjoyable fruit ale, though definitely not a favorite from this brewery's outstanding canon.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

Considering how long Cerise malingered the past few years, how can this one be put behind the counter? Whatever, this stuff pours a clear ruby topped by a finger of bone foam. The nose is a simple wave of slightly-dank, fresh raspberries. The taste echoes this simple sentiment, the berries coming through a bit on the sweet side, but not so much as to trigger a diabetic reaction or anything. Moreover, things taste pretty damn natural, not very medicinal or artificial. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly syrupy feel. Overall, a very tasty and highly enjoyable fruit beer. No wonder this one is behind the counter...

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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The pink color was unlike most other beers, but obviously the raspberries were responsible for this hue. The head was fizzy and one finger thick at most. The beer looked more like a rosé wine except with carbonation. The smell also was clearly indicative of the fruit used in making the beer, with strong raspberry scent dominating all else. Taste was dominated by tart-sweet raspberries, some malt sweetness, and showed no hops. The mouthfeel was crisp and simple. This is clearly a fruit dominated drink, and barely a beer at all, but it was good on its own terms.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,562 ratings.