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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,450 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,450
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 74
Gots: 262 | 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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Photo of Wukk
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep red with a one finger head that dissipates quickly. Head seems more like the head on top of a fruit juice than the head of a typical ale.

Smell is mostly raspberry, unsurprisingly. There is something more there, perhaps a very subtle hop character underneath the fruit. Hard to determine it, at least for me.

Sort of a dry mouthfeel. The carbonation really hit me, peaking right as I swallowed. Sticky. Drinks like a soda.

Taste is not so strong as the beer first touches the tongue. The raspberry takes a moment or two to reveal itself as the dominant flavor, but when it does... wow, it really dominates!

All in all, I'm not the biggest fan of fruit beers, but here Founders does a good job of not overpowering the palate. There is a complexity here that reveals itself, before the raspberry hammer falls.

Wukk, Aug 10, 2013
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Photo of mtomlins
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

A: Crystal clear and ruby red. The head dissipates quickly to a thin bubbly collar leaving no lacing.

S: Sweet raspberry with a touch or tartness.

T: Big upfront raspberries, sweet but not overly with a nice tart, dry finish. A very fruity beer that hides its 5.7% very well.

M: medium-light body and lots of carbonation yet still smooth.

O: A very good fruit beer, light, refreshing and very easy drinking. Maybe a bit nm the sweet side for my tastes.

mtomlins, Aug 07, 2013
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,450 ratings.