Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company
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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
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
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
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
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
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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