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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,597 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,597
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 85
Gots: 286 | FT: 12
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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Appearance: Hazy, deep pink with a light pink top.

Aroma: Raspberry syrup.

Flavor: Sweet and slightly tart raspberry. Virtually no malt/hop/yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, rather refreshing.

Overall: There's not much to say about this brew. It tastes like raspberries, and it tastes awesome. Nothing insanely complex. Just delicious raspberry beer. Nothing wrong with that, and I look forward to it every summer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My favorite aspect of this beer was the delightful light-ness of it, almost like a really carbonated cider. It was so beautiful and refreshing, I didn't expect anything less from Founders but I was skeptical of a fruit beer that was so vibrantly colored. But the raspberry-ness was sweet, crisp and light. So refreshing, I drank it outside on a very humid deck and I completely enjoyed myself.

I would definitely recommend this beer for people like me that don't ever drink them ever - it was really a surprising treat

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a Founders snifter. Bottled 7/2/2013.

A: Pours a solid, slightly hazy, garnet color with a thin white head forming on the pour. it recedes quickly to a thin ring that leaves some minimal splotches of lace down the glass.

S: Fresh squeezed raspberry with a slight, sugary syrup type of scent.

T: Raspberry, a slight citrus note. Sweet malt, a little bready, with a lingering raspberry syrup presence. A little tangy, raspberry jam presence as well giving it a nice bite.

M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Jammy and sweet finish.

O: Thirst quenching, sweet and tart with a great freshness to it. Perfect beer to blend with a berliner or a light IPA. I'll have to try this soon.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: It is a hazy brown color that has been tinged with a ruby color. The head was an off white lacing that disappeared quickly.

S: Very sweet and very potent berry in the nose.

T: This reminds me of the New Glarus fruited beers. Very sweet raspberry flavors with a touch of carameled grains.

M: It is very thick to point I kinda want to stop drinking it. The carbonation is lacking significantly. This could have been much better.

O: Definately not your everyday beer. Very sweet and fruity but is well done within that style. Worth mentioning in the same sentence as Rasberry Tart and Wisconsin Belgian Red although both those are indeed better.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,597 ratings.