Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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