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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,171 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,171
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 65
Gots: 205 | FT: 13
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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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-06-2013 04:03:11 | More by egrace84
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dar482

New York

3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a clear deep ruby color with a 2-3 finger white tiny bubbled head that quickly dissipates.

The aroma has tons of raspberries, almost like a pie, but also that sugary flavor that comes from candies or cough syrup. Along with the punch of tart, there’s also a grainy malt in the back.

The flavor follows with a gentle raspberry, cherry tartness in the front. It’s not like a sour with the tartness. The sweetness is syrupy, but still also a bit of that fake medicinal sweetness. But then it turns into sugary, which is lovely. Then on the middle, you get some of that bready malt with a bit of graininess in there too.

It’s quite easy drinking, but I really wish the sweetness tasted more fresh and real (despite the fact they already use fresh raspberries). It lacks tartness and the sweetness is also a bit too strong for me. However, a good summer beer and definitely a very good introduction for those who prefer fruit flavors and sweet beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 03:50:51 | More by dar482
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Lionhawk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-06-2013 03:11:00 | More by Lionhawk
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with no date. paid 3 bucks for a single bottle, wasn't too sure what it was, bought it on the strength of the FOunder's name alone.

Look is a dim, semi-cloudy, bing cherry color. smell is full of juicy/tart raspberries, some wheat. taste has pale malt/wheat with big raspberry presence. taste is wine cooler-ish, but enjoyable. feel is light and effervescent.

I liked it, but only marginally better than a comparable Liney's product.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 02:59:27 | More by jimmah120
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cw13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-06-2013 02:57:30 | More by cw13
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Curloftheburl

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-06-2013 02:42:44 | More by Curloftheburl
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ygolordned

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-06-2013 02:28:33 | More by ygolordned
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-06-2013 02:07:08 | More by rolltide8425
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-06-2013 01:44:39 | More by kjyost
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-06-2013 01:25:32 | More by Dweedlebug
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Oboogie

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-06-2013 00:29:05 | More by Oboogie
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-06-2013 00:23:44 | More by jrohrbacher
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-06-2013 00:14:46 | More by zrbeer1579
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-06-2013 00:06:39 | More by DanGeo
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2013 23:25:20 | More by brez8791
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-05-2013 23:12:28 | More by ryanpj
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-05-2013 21:32:52 | More by Nachos4two
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Goobastic

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2013 19:20:48 | More by Goobastic
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2013 16:26:23 | More by ahbithwabm
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ringwersen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2013 16:06:23 | More by ringwersen
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.2%

07-05-2013 14:03:05 | More by IPAchris
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deonreds

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-05-2013 06:33:03 | More by deonreds
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alex021224

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-05-2013 03:41:31 | More by alex021224
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2013 03:20:45 | More by NYR_Rob
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-05-2013 02:56:03 | More by jjheinrichs
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,171 ratings.