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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,267 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,267
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 67
Gots: 226 | 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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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-09-2013 23:50:59 | More by NastyNate11
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -6%

Appearance: a nice garnet color. small pinkish foam that fades quickly and leaves nothing behind

Smell: sweet raspberries. some hints of a malt backbone but not much

Taste: sweet raspberries, some tartness. matly backbone is present but i can't pick it out too well

Mouthfeel: sticky and more tart than is present in the taste. fairly light

Overall: a lot like cherise, i don't see too much difference. way to one dimensional to be great to me. i like my fruit beers with more of something else. such as a unique malt that is stronger or some sourness to it.

07-09-2013 23:42:00 | More by SportsandJorts
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-09-2013 21:33:40 | More by HisBoyElroy
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huddyball

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-09-2013 20:28:02 | More by huddyball
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JEdmund

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-09-2013 16:35:17 | More by JEdmund
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gkoz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-09-2013 04:15:07 | More by gkoz
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Zaximus

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-09-2013 02:51:43 | More by Zaximus
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.56/5  rDev -59.6%

"chicks should dig it" But well they won't "drink a lot."

Founders has been on a overly sugary mess role lately. The entire back stage series should read "crap we put to much sugar in it" series. This is staying with that theme. I'm really starting to consider down grading the brewery as they just keep turning out bad beer after bad beer lately.

Pour a fruit juice body with a bit a head.

Sugar, raspberry, alcohol, hint of hops, and sugar. Yes I said sugar twice.

There's some beer here, hints of hops and hints of wheat but all of it over blasted by sugary rasberry. It hints at tart but isn't tart. It brings out flavors I like in sours but it isn't sour. This is a huge step back from their Ceries which at last has some sour elements even if it's mostly a sugary cherry mess.

I have no desire for more of this and I can't imagine drinking this outside in the heat. The sugar would just make one sick.

It's not normal I guess so have one? But it's a beer I'll never have again. Not good. If this is a style stop making it. Founders look guys, you're better than this!

07-09-2013 02:44:43 | More by bobhits
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pottergator

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-09-2013 02:07:11 | More by pottergator
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-09-2013 01:41:34 | More by rodlavers
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Jeeb

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-09-2013 01:38:13 | More by Jeeb
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-09-2013 00:24:03 | More by ChrisMon02
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-08-2013 22:03:56 | More by JDizzle
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champ103

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%

A four pack purchased from Whole Foods. This just hit the Houston market.

A: Pours a dark ruby red color. A two finger pink head forms with good retention and lace.
S: Sweet and jammy raspberry. A hard candy like sweetness, and that is about it. Simple, and to the point.
T: Up front the only thing here is raspberry jam and sweet hard candy. The sweetness lingers on for a while. Though at the very end of the finish is some toasted malt and bread crust.
M/D: A medium body with high carbonation. A bit sticky and syrupy from all the fruit additions. Fairly easy to drink. Once I adjust to the big sweetness, I can take deep gulps. The reasonable ABV helps as well.

Overall not bad at all. I have had other fruit beers I liked better. This is an easy drinking and fairly simple version, and pretty refreshing in this Texas heat. I will enjoy the rest of my four pack.

07-08-2013 22:03:48 | More by champ103
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2013 21:11:45 | More by Holmes698
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-08-2013 20:59:47 | More by Soneast
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-08-2013 20:12:49 | More by JMS1512
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2013 19:44:32 | More by MacStinson
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

12oz, 6/6/13
Victory tulip

A: Pours a deep ruby color. White leading to light pinkish head. Tight bubbled. Leaves some lacing. Nice carbonation.

S: Fresh raspberries. Light ale yeast. Mostly getting the fruit coming through. There is some malt backing. Finish is slightly dry with lingering fruit.

T: Really full on raspberry. Very low on the IBUs is right. This is just full on fruit. Damn tasty. Nice slightly dry finish.

M: It's a light medium.

07-08-2013 17:58:02 | More by inlimbo77
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Weavagra

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-08-2013 17:52:08 | More by Weavagra
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-08-2013 17:16:28 | More by hellhammermario
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2013 16:26:50 | More by mctizzz
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CreightonSM

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-08-2013 14:35:17 | More by CreightonSM
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-08-2013 14:34:38 | More by jklecko2
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tattoopunk031

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.2%

07-08-2013 14:18:56 | More by tattoopunk031
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,267 ratings.