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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,633 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,633
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 91
Gots: 305 | 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:
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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Had this last night was very good

Appearance looked almost like blood. Small pinkish frothy head

I liked the taste very much ice cold as it warmed it became a little skunky

My first go'round with FOUNDERS. Definitely won't be my last a little pricey 12$/4

But that is the norm for craft beer I have been told

Overall a little sweet but I enjoyed it I can see the ladies liking it

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours pinkish red with a pink foam head that does not last. No lace.

Strong raspberry aroma. Sweet and powerful, but not artificial. That's all you get here.

Big strong sweet/tart raspberry flavor. As the palate clears, you wonder where the beer will be...and you get this subtle flavor of malt. Not raspberries at the end, but very light malt. No sour juice notes, no sugar, but malt. What a unique transition. The fact that the berry does not linger at the end is rare and welcoming.

Light to medium-light in body. Light carbonation keeps this from being a soft drink. Good decision. At the end of the glass and this one seems almost dead still.

Solid fruit beer for a hot summer day. A true raspberry beer. Enjoy.

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Had a bottle with Jim (thanks!)

Appearance is a nice deep raspberry color, very effervescent.

Smell is of sweet raspberry! Almost like a soda... More on that....

Taste is over the top slightly sweet raspberry, really like a raspberry soda for adults.

Mouthfeel slightly thin and totally appropriate

Overall, a very well made beer that I wish was a bit more subtle but I can see why some would love it.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,633 ratings.