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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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very good

2,635 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,635
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 91
Gots: 307 | 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:
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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Served in a great lakes snifter

A very bright pink color. Minimal head which dissipates quickly. No lacing

S fresh raspberries! Fresh being the operative word. Like you just put your face in a bucket of freshly picked raspberries. Smells delicious!

T more raspberries! It's sweet, teetering between just right and cloying. Although as it warmed the sweetness resided which i found more enjoyable. The aftertaste is nice and lingers then finishes dry. I couldn't drink more than one of these.

M moderate carbonation with a mild oily finish that coats your tongue. I thought a bit more carbonation would have made this more drinkable and cut some of the lingering sweetness.

O a good beer that was a touch too sweet for me but a nice night cap

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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.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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