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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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2,437 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,437
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 74
Gots: 259 | FT: 10
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kell50, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

SFC21, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BKBassist, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

StevenH, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

pathman, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

RandyPuckett, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

lonewolfcry, Jul 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

snarygare, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Scotthuller, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Bert's
Pours a deep clear reddish purple color with a smallish pink/white head that dissipates almost instantly. Smells like raspberries. Sweet and tart raspberries is all I can find in the aroma really. Maybe a hint of bread if I think about it really hard. The flavor is sweet and tart raspberries with a hint of malt in there and a touch of earth. The mouthfeel is sticky and a bit syrupy, carbonation is low to moderate and the body is moderate. Wine cooler or beer? I enjoyed this a bit and I could drink it again, maybe not my favorite beer but certainly drinkable.

johnnnniee, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dark, reddish pink. Body is murky. Pretty off white head with violet undertones.heads lasts forever and laces with purpose.

S-Sweet raspberry purée. Really concentrated in its raspberry sweetness. Jammy without much aroma behind the berries.

T-Raspberry jam. Very sweet. Very direct. I am about the biggest raspberry beer guy and this is too much. Where are the subtle undertones of secondary flavor? I don't want to call it cloying but...

M-Feels much fuller than a beer packing less than 6% booze. Sticky and jammy.

O/D-I have been wanting to try this for years. I thought Blushing Monk was a gem too. This was a big disappointment. Too sweet, sticky and one-sided. All things considered, I love me some raspberry beer and although I donate a relatively harsh review, this was still pretty decent.

VelvetExtract, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ExaltedNecrosis, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ruby-purple brew with light haze and some sporadic bubble streams. Light pink head is small and dying.

Smells of raspberry puree, pale and toasty malts, and some herbaceous hops. Lightly grassy, yet vinous. Hints of fresh tobacco.

Sweet raspberry jam with a slight tartness. Tannic qualities tie in with a quiet, but stodgy, hop. Finishes with a mineral note and earthy bitterness. Really feels gripping with tannins in the mouth. Coupled with the light tartness, it's a real tooth-stripper. Medium body weight with a well-placed carbonation level works decently. Nothing gooey about it. A fruity fruit ale with perks.

I'll take this one over Cerise, but it's a ways still from Blushing Monk. Works for what it is. A nice treat after a long hard day's work.

thecheapies, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JohnSnowNW, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DrWalterWhite, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

thebouch01, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

moarmare, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

fgilbert2, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

MaseFace, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

jsurfs82, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a dark, vibrant, ruby coloring with no head. Aromas of rich, darkly sweet raspberry, like when you boil the fruit when you are making jelly/jam. Flavors are rich and sweet, heavy in legit raspberry fruit flavors. It does a very good job avoiding the sugary or syrupy sweet characteristics. Tart and slightly bitter notes at the end of the palate. The body is smooth and slick. Rich, sweet, and tart aftertaste that starts to pucker a bit as you continue to drink. Slick, slightly cloying finish with a decent tart linger. Very tasty brew.

GarthDanielson, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

don1481, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

thampel09, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

sneaks2210, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

fishmich, Jul 17, 2013
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,437 ratings.