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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,154 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,154
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 65
Gots: 199 | FT: 12
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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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2013 18:15:22 | More by Carpentiere
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2013 18:00:36 | More by Colosdog
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-14-2013 17:59:24 | More by PatGreer
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-14-2013 16:32:00 | More by e30todamax
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a reddish, "framboise like" body with pink head and minimal lace. I mostly smelled raspberries with my beer, possibly some hops and grainy malt but to be honest nothing but razzies for me. I will say that thankfully this beer isn't thick or sticky, and by that I mean the dominant taste profile is raspberry but it's not like drinking raspberry flavored smoothies with alcohol. It is a balanced beer, as there are some hop bites that add crisp, bitter backbite, there is some tart and sweetness, and there is a good amount of raspberry but everything is balanced and it feels more like a beer with raspberries, not raspberry beer. Also, I appreciated the balance because it never gets too sugary/sweet but nor does it get so tart it borders on puckering/sourness. I still gave it a "low" overall score because personally I couldn't drink more than 12 ounces and the pint I had started to wear on me. Pretty good beer that probably is best served as a dessert beer because it is a little bit of meal in a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 14:58:06 | More by clayrock81
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2013 13:12:28 | More by Goosehunter75
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-14-2013 13:06:10 | More by mccallisters_dali
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Ruby red color. Head of about a finger, not as much as I expected though. Active carbonation in the glass while drinking.

Smell: An artificial sugary scent hits the nose right away. Some semi sweet malt is mixed in as well. The raspberry accents are pretty well done here, noticeable but not overpowering.

Taste: Some caramel malt accents hits the palate first. Then there comes the artificial sugary sweetness which goes hand and hand with an average raspberry presence. There is a tart presence, but does not really play a major part here. The raspberry come through more sugary then anything else. The finish fades away with some decent character.

Mouthfeel: Slightly dry finish from the strong sugary accents.

Overall: Maybe I'm spoiled from having New Glarus Raspberry Tart easily obtainable, but Rubaeus definitely falls short of that masterpiece. The raspberry accents seem to get slightly lost in a sugary blast. A solid brew, but I wouldn't call it much more then that.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 07:31:32 | More by KFBR392
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2013 04:44:20 | More by Dirtinabottle
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2013 04:05:49 | More by Ivegotmule
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2013 03:53:36 | More by DerekMorgan
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ruby red in color. Head quickly dissipates. Just a few wisps of foam remain. Fresh,sweet raspberry aroma. Very different from a lambic in that both the aroma and flavor is on the sweeter side side. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth. This is clearly an ale flavored with fresh raspberry flavoring and not some alcopop malt beverage. Aftertaste pulls back the sweetness just prior to it being a bit much.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 03:45:50 | More by Franziskaner
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-14-2013 03:24:14 | More by inbierveritas
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marley2112

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2013 02:47:14 | More by marley2112
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MMBrew

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-14-2013 02:41:17 | More by MMBrew
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2013 02:30:43 | More by tobelerone
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In a snifter this beer was the color of grape juice. There was a very small white head.

Very sweet fruit aroma.

A pronounced raspberry taste.

Very, very sweet.

I'm not much for fruit beers; generally they're too sweet for my taste. This one was really sweet, and not that enjoyable. Like drinking a non-carbonated soda.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 02:18:29 | More by lordofthewiens
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pstam87

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2013 01:57:07 | More by pstam87
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- A very hazy beer. A brownish amber color. A two finger light pink head.

S- Smells like raspberries. Sweet and somewhat sugary. Smells like a belgian brew. A dry smelling beer.

T- Wow, raspberries. A very intense flavor profile. A tart beer but a very strong sweetness. The raspberries taste very fresh. A plain, but sweet and breaddy malt profile that really help highlight the raspberries. A strong and intense flavor to the beer. A sipping beer spite the ABV. May be difficult to drink more then one of these.

M- A sweeter beer, thick in feel.

O- An awesome fruit beer. A bit tiring on the palate but still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 01:45:07 | More by TwelveOunces
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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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BoOmerG

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2013 01:29:05 | More by BoOmerG
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2013 00:06:01 | More by jngrizzaffi
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VaTechPhilly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-13-2013 23:36:14 | More by VaTechPhilly
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Skott1123

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-13-2013 20:02:31 | More by Skott1123
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ally24al

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-13-2013 20:02:03 | More by ally24al
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,154 ratings.