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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,614 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,614
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 85
Gots: 293 | 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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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy purple ruby with a foamy quarter inch lightly pink head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing.

Sweet raspberry, light grain and raspberry seed, and soft floral notes form the aroma.

Flavor is intensely raspberry throughout. Sweet initially, the profile turns tart mid palate and finishes almost with a cobbler-esque biscuit malt character, which is slightly dry. The more I drink of it, it does seem somewhat cloying. Herbal hop notes linger in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with zesty carbonation, and light alcohol warmth.

Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits. More beery than a new glarus or blushing monk, but the fruit is clearly dominant. I need to buy more of these!

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Gorgeous scarlet with nice pink head that I wished persisted a little longer.

Smell: Raspberries. Not much else to say, but I like it.

Taste: Raspberry dominated, with a mix of the sweet and tart. There seem to be some deeper fruit and caramel notes as well. The finish is peppery, tart and even a little tannic.

Feel: A little sticky from the amount of juice, leaving a coating on the teeth. The drier, tarter finish does help.

Overall: I am happy that they brought this back, as I prefer it over Cerise, but I am partial to raspberries over cherries.

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4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

So this definitely isn't my style of beers however since its a Founders I'll give it a try. It pours a purple brown, with a purple lace. Very strange looking for a beer. The smell is extremely sweet with an absolute ton of raspberry hitting you right in the face. The taste is more of a raspberry soda than beer, very sweet and a nice tart end. It's actually put together rather nice, which shouldn't come as a surprise from Founders. The feel is a bit syrupy but it does fit with the sweetness. Overall I have to say it has a place. A dessert beer perhaps? Or a summer party. For what this beer is, it's pretty good and will have place in the fridge at he right place and time.

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4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark red with a 1/4 inch pink head which vanishes quickly. Leaves no lacing. The aroma has pureed raspberries, and nothing else. Smells like it will be quite sweet.

The only thing I can taste are raspberries, which isn't a bad thing. they are sweet without being cloying. There is also a light amount of tartness, which is barely noticeable. Provides nice balance.

Medium bodied with above average carbonation. Complex? No. Good? Yes. Well worth seeking out, and drinking again.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,614 ratings.