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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,614 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,614
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 85
Gots: 293 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2005

This brew achieves its unique raspberry taste by the addition of only fresh raspberries at five seperate stages in the brewing process.
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4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Ruby red, decent amount of bubbly carbonation. Small white head that leaves some lacing. Looks very inviting!

S: Fresh sweet raspberry's. Not getting much else...

T: Follows the nose with a large fizzy sweet raspberry flavor. I am also picking up a slight tart/sour taste on the back end.

M.F. Smooth, Chewy, Bubbly, Light feel.

O: Definitely a solid beer for the warm summer months. Fresh raspberry taste and great carbonation throughout. Perhaps a touch too sweet but it wouldn't prevent me from having more. I've heard that people mix this beer. It would be really amazing if Founders blended this with...say...Breakfast Stout. Yum!

Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Founders Brewing Co. branded pint glass

Pours a deep crimson with violet and maroon accents capped by a violet-tinged one and a half finger head. A blast of raspberry on the nose combined with semi-sweet malt. Opens with big fresh raspberry, combined with general berry jam notes, smooth malt, and even hints of vanilla. Very crisp light body, smooth with a hint of syrup and stickiness on the edges. Rubaeus succeeds in staying very balanced and is never overly sweet; one of the most common failings among some fruit beers. Definitely a winner.

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep raspberry red with a very small pinkish head that recedes to a few large patches.

Smell is raspberries. Raspberries and more raspberries. Very fresh and tart. A hint of wheat and maybe some strawberries.

Taste mirrors the smell. Fresh raspberries and strawberry jam. Delightful. Very refreshing. A hint of wheat in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Perfectly carbonated. Tingles on the tongue.

Overall this is a really great fruit beer. Love the smell and taste. If I was looking to get fruit beer again I would absolutely buy this if it was in season.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep but vibrant crimson, head has a slightly pink tinge to it. Full on raspberry onslaught, nothing artificial about it, just pure raspberry like homemade raspberry jam. There's a definite sugar cookie malt sweetness going on underneath which further enhances the fruit, but other than that it's all raspberry. A slight natural tartness lingers on the finish. Just a step behind the New Glarus fruit beers in terms of fruit intensity. There aren't many "clean" fruit beers I enjoy but this is certainly one of them. That said, it's not a beer to drink in quantity but as a nice aperitif or as something fun to pair with sweets.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark red with a one inch light pink head. Leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Hello raspberry. Raspberry, raspberry, and more raspberry. It's pretty one-note, but luckily I happen to love raspberries. Still, it does come off just a touch artificial.

Taste: Aaaaand, surprise! It tastes like a boatload of raspberries. Unlike the smell, flavor-wise this is not artificial in the least. Very slight tartness. Similar raspberry intensity as New Glarus Raspberry Tart, but not as tart. This is definitely sweet, to the point where I don't think I could handle drinking more than 12 oz. in a night. However, in limited quantities, this is pretty damn delicious (assuming you like raspberries. If not, bail now).

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-to-low carbonation. Very smooth.

Overall: If you love raspberries, this is the beer for you. It'sone-dimensional, but it nails that dimension very well.

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,614 ratings.