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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,289 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,289
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 67
Gots: 233 | 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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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in North Attleboro, MA

A- Pours a dark ruby body with a small, light red head that reduces slowly and leaves nice lacing.

S- Heavy raspberry juice and not much else.. maybe some caramel and malt in the background but the overwhelming berry aroma is hard to get past.

T- Extremely sweet raspberry juice, maybe some red grapes, and a hint of malt on the follow through. The finish is slightly tart.

M- Somewhat thick with medium-low carbonation. Kinda syrupy.

This just isn't my kind of beer.. there was way too much sweet raspberry flavor and not much balance at all. It's pretty one-dimensional.

07-15-2013 02:52:25 | More by gcamparone
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-15-2013 01:21:15 | More by lucas1801
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Prager62

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-15-2013 01:18:16 | More by Prager62
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Buckeye982

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-15-2013 01:17:24 | More by Buckeye982
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fitrock2112

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%

Poured Rubaeus into a pint glass.

A - The beer pours cloudy strawberry red color with a half finger of cream light reddish head.

S - Yeah its red raspberries in there I must say. Smells nice for a fruit beer.

T - Getting a raspberry bomb. Some light malt if any at all. This is a really flavorful raspberry beer. Not bad at all.

M - The mouthfeel is excellent on this fruit beer. I have to admit it's much smoother and richer than expected. Medium on the mouthfeel with medium to high carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. A real nice summer beer. Recommended! Cheers!

07-15-2013 01:06:31 | More by fitrock2112
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Averwo

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2013 23:27:37 | More by Averwo
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-14-2013 22:17:41 | More by johnyb
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2013 22:03:06 | More by jheezee
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +10.4%

Cold from the bottle to a dogfish head signature glass, deep raspberry pink with a wisp of a short lasting white head.

Aroma of - well - of raspberries. Super ripe raspberries or a super sweet raspberry reduction. This beer is raspberries !

Medium bodied, medium carbonation, nice sweet and sour balance, with a dry finish.

Drinkable on this hot day out on the porch

07-14-2013 18:51:06 | More by robwestcott
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Spider889

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2013 18:39:54 | More by Spider889
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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%

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.

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%

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.

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%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-14-2013 02:41:17 | More by MMBrew
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,289 ratings.