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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,510 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,510
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 75
Gots: 264 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

MichPaul, Aug 07, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into DFH footed pint glass; deep, well, ruby in color, translucent, with a moderate clear white head that fades leaving a small ring of intricate foam.
Smells of fresh raspberries mostly; I'm trying to keep in mind "this is founders...this is founders..." because the smell of fruit and beer reminds me of so much gas station flavored malt liquor.
Taste is fresh, sweet raspberries over top of wide-open plain malt, wet and slightly metallic.
Mouthfeel is wet and thin.
Overall, I'm not very impressed by this beer. It's like a moderately better version of a standard raspberry-flavored malt beverage. Don't misunderstand me, it's far more drinkable and enjoyable than those abominations, but it's nothing amazing. Also, I'm not a fan of fruit beers anyway; I would have much rather enjoyed a raspberry sour.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 06, 2014
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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,510 ratings.