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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus

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very good

2,634 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,634
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 91
Gots: 306 | 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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Ratings: 2,634 | Reviews: 584
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ghengisflan
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - They really nailed the raspberry color. A little cloudy and with a thin white head, it's overall an attractive beer.

Smell - Wood. As much as I like aged, oaky, smoky flavors I do not like the smell of wood finish in something that I am about to consume.

Taste - Sunny, smooth raspberry flavors on the first taste. Complex, lambic-like flavors on second taste. They so faithfully represented the berry, the aftertaste of the beer is crushed raspberry seeds.

Mouthfeel - Plenty of carbonation gives this beer a refreshing feel.

Overall - One of the best representations of raspberry in beer I've had; a summer beer to rival any other.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of zac16125
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Teku
Bottled on date is worn off, but this is from the latest release.

A: Pours a ruby red, thats almost brown when not held to light. 1 fingers width of pink tinged head quickly dissipates down. Leaves effectively zero lacing.

S: Raspberry jam, very sweet, some tart fresh raspberry aromas as well. A touch of bready malts. Smells like toast with homemade raspberry jam. Very nice.

T: Very, very sweet, but decently tart as well. Not sour or puckering like a lambic, but definitely tart. Raspberries galore (obviously). In addition I get some pale malts, and a medicinal cherry-cough syrup type of flavor.

M/D: Fuller bodied than I anticipated, and a bit syrupy. Carbonation is appropriate, on the higher end. Drinkability is ok, its surprisingly filling though.

O: Overall, this is a pretty enjoyable change of pace beer. Its no where near as good as Raspberry Tart, but it is something I would drink again in the future. Certainly worth a try if you've never had it and are interested in fruit beers.

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3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy ruby red, nice red white 2 finger head which dissipates after a few minutes. High carbonation.

S: Pale malts, raspberries, not a whole lot going on here.

T: Obviously raspberries, slight maltiness in aftertaste. Sweet, tart and bready.

M: Fizzy mouthfeel, leaves the mouth wet afterwards, Medium bodied.

O: I think Founders did a good job here, however if I'm looking for a drink like this i'll go for the tried and true lindemans. I know several people who don't drink beer (shocking right!?) and they tried it and enjoyed it. I'm not sure if you're going to convert your lady to craft brew with this one but it's worth a shot right!?

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.15/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dar482
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a clear deep ruby color with a 2-3 finger white tiny bubbled head that quickly dissipates.

The aroma has tons of raspberries, almost like a pie, but also that sugary flavor that comes from candies or cough syrup. Along with the punch of tart, there’s also a grainy malt in the back.

The flavor follows with a gentle raspberry, cherry tartness in the front. It’s not like a sour with the tartness. The sweetness is syrupy, but still also a bit of that fake medicinal sweetness. But then it turns into sugary, which is lovely. Then on the middle, you get some of that bready malt with a bit of graininess in there too.

It’s quite easy drinking, but I really wish the sweetness tasted more fresh and real (despite the fact they already use fresh raspberries). It lacks tartness and the sweetness is also a bit too strong for me. However, a good summer beer and definitely a very good introduction for those who prefer fruit flavors and sweet beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jimmah120
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with no date. paid 3 bucks for a single bottle, wasn't too sure what it was, bought it on the strength of the FOunder's name alone.

Look is a dim, semi-cloudy, bing cherry color. smell is full of juicy/tart raspberries, some wheat. taste has pale malt/wheat with big raspberry presence. taste is wine cooler-ish, but enjoyable. feel is light and effervescent.

I liked it, but only marginally better than a comparable Liney's product.

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