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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2013-07-03 in Columbia, PA

A - Reasonably clear dark red with a 1-finger light pink head that drops to nothing very quickly, leaving little lace.

S - Fresh sweet/tart raspberries and just a touch of malt.

T - Initial flavor is a balanced blend of malt and raspberry, quickly favoring the raspberry flavor. It's sufficiently sweet but has some offsetting tartness. The malt reappears so you know you are drinking a beer. Doesn't leave a cloying sweetness, thankfully. Very little bitterness.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Substantial, not overly syrupy.

O - It's a well-done fruit beer. I would've enjoyed a more tart flavor and finish. Easy to drink on a hot summer day.

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

Bottled 06/17/13

A: Pours a deep ruby/pink color with a fingers worth of pink head that fades to nothing after a few minutes

S: Huge notes of raspberry with a light malty and bready background. Most definitely raspberry forward

T: Starts off with a big rush of raspberries and sweetness, followed by a nice malt backbone and some breadiness. Actually tastes like real raspberries

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Definitely happy that this is back (at least for the time being) in Founders rotational line-up. A very nice fruit beer that actually tastes like real fruit and not artificial sweetener. Absolutely one of the better fruit beers on the market

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at a Founders tap takeover at Bier Station in Kansas City. Poured into a small, bulbous tulip glass.

Appearance - Dark pink to magenta colored clear body with a healthy fluffy faded rose quartz head that dissipates after awhile, leaving moderate lacing. Reminds me a bit of a kriek with more head.

Smell - Raspberry all the way, with some sweetness and light acid playing together revealing a promising complexity. The fresh raspberries really shine through--smells like muddled raspberries.

Taste - Delivers on the promise of the smell by being all raspberry, but just the right balance between sweet and dry. Finishes with a tiny bit of tartness to give it some depth.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and light carbonation with a mostly dry finish with just a kiss of sweetness to entice the next sip. Highly drinkable.

Overall a delicious beer for the right occasion. I could also see it as a bit of a stepping stone in multiple ways. Either as a foray for a non-beer drinker into the world of suds or for someone who doesn't really like fruit beers. This one has something for everyone, and is so drinkable that it would be easy to get carried away.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice summer fruit beer. Raspberries really sing in this one and the overall palate is very nice. For those Founder's fans out there who haven't already tried it... mix 1/2 Rubaeus with 1/2 KBS... That scores 5/5 all the way across for me.

As it is, I really enjoyed this beer for the category it is going for. Founder's knocks another one out of the park IMHO.

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Clear gorgeous ruby color! Really bright and vibrant. 1 finger of light pink head. Lots of raspberries on the nose. Tart sweet raspberries! Some sweet grains.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

freshness dating is scratched off of bottle.

A= pours a nice red color with a pink finger of head that falls fast to a thin layer on top of the glass. Little to no lacing on the side of the glass.

S= Smells like a raspberry patch or a raspberry soda. I won't even pretend I can smell too much else in this. It's raspberries.

T= The taste follows suit. Again it's raspberries and little else. It's got a very nice flavor though. It's a natural fresh raspberry taste not really overly sugary or crazy soda like. Just a nice smooth flavor.

M= Bright and bubbly.

O= This beer is all it's advertised to be a supreme raspberry ale. It reminds me a lot of New Glarus raspberry tart actually so if you don't like in Wisconsin this is exactly what your missing. A nice bright raspberry flavor in a beer. Seek this one out. As far as fruit beers go this is at the top among the best.

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