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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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2,360 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,360
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 72
Gots: 241 | 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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Photo of BigJim5021
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BigJim5021, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jplopez21, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mjtiernan, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of dfillius
4/5  rDev +3.6%

dfillius, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Antikythera
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle into glass. Found it at Wegman's at Dick Road & George Urban in Cheektowaga, NY.

a: dark clear ruby, with a thin pinkish head that goes away fast.

s: this is one of the best drinkable things I've ever smelled. It's got all the best things about raspberries AND all the best things about malty ale. (I said "whoa raspberries!" and my husband said, "yeah, it's like you stepped in one!" I assume he meant stepped in a raspberry patch.)

t: beery enough to be more than just raspberry wine. Really lovely. Could do with being a bit less sweet, although it's not a sugary sweet, it's a malty fruitiness.

m: a liiittle too fizzy, and lighter than I expected.

o: fabulous stuff, will definitely buy again at least once a summer. It's not cheap, but it's a step up from what I was buying for the same price back home in Toronto.

Antikythera, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Mersh, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of hornsup
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

hornsup, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

TimHitchings, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

lpotter, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

uturn, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

AnitaBrewski, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ScottyG, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

marshmeli, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Kjanisch7, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

RobertColianni, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

bcm75, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bismarksays, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

pknyc, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

druss716, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of CMUbrew
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: On the pour you can see the beer is a light red color, and it becomes a dark red when completely in the glass. Not much of a head forms, but it seems to be a light shade of purple.

S: More of a grainy, beery smell than a fruit aroma, although the fruit is present.

T: Tart raspberry, then "beer" flavor, followed by sweeter raspberry.

M: Fairly light, but not watery.

O: A decent beer overall, and pretty good for a fruit beer.

CMUbrew, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Brad007
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a sexy garnet with a thin head into my glass. Love the color. Love the idea that it's a break from the usual hoppy beers.

Aroma is full of raspberries and precious little else. In other words, it's not one of those fake fruit beers that are atypical of the season.

The taste backs up my assertion there. Luscious raspberry flavor that grabs your taste buds by the throat (ok, that was cliche). Pretty damn tasty regardless.

Ditto on the mouthfeel. Nothing but raspberries all around.

This beer was made for mixing with other beers. I have seen examples of it being mixed with imperial stouts, etc. You could drink it straight but it might bore your taste buds over time. Either way, it's definitely worth a purchase!

Brad007, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of gcamparone
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

gcamparone, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

lucas1801, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Prager62, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Buckeye982, Jul 15, 2013
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,360 ratings.