Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
Red color with no head whatsoever.
Predominant raspberries aroma with a caramel backing up. Hints of vinegar.
Flavor full of raspberries with pleasant tartness and salt notes. Although it does not seem like, it is quite malty. Hints of white wine, pear and a bit something like the flowery Indian drink Gulab Sharbat. Dry aftertaste.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Not a heavy sour, it is a friendly Fruit beer, but by no means boring, especially if you like the style once in a while.
I would like to taste it a bolder version, tuning up other than raspberries notes, or unbalancing it a bit.
05-19-2014 02:21:39 | More by FLima
3.73/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. I have to say, the color is probably the best part of this beer for me.
A: Pours a beautiful deep raspberry red color, a little murky but awesome looking.
S: Meh, raspberry is there but faint. smells like any regular ale
T: Not too sweet, nice little tartness from the raspberries, nothing too special
M:clean and light, leaves some nice raspberry on the tongue
O:Not bad, definitely worth trying once or twice, but i definitely wouldn't seek it out all the time,
05-18-2014 07:41:19 | More by hplascencia1024
4.4/5 rDev +14%
A = a lovely ruby/amber color, with a respectable but short-lived head and no lacing on the glass (common for a fruit beer/ale in my experience).
S = Malty and Fruity. I can definitely discern the true raspberry fragrance in this ale, but it is delicate and not a "fake" raspberry.
T = Being a raspberry fan and picker of raspberries in season, I can write with certainty that this ale really brings out the fruit's TRUE characteristics. Slightly tart, slightly sweet, with a VERY subtle rose undertone (raspberry is part of that family). The ale is slightly malty, very little hops (but I can taste a slight, pleasant bitterness).
M = Lovely, smooth, a bit of body but true to the delicateness of the fruit. I would not want it any heavier or lighter.
O = I will seek this out in the future. I purchased one bottle as part of a "mix-n-match" six pack the other day, and am sorry I didn't purchase more. This is a perfect summer/early autumn ale choice, and I think it would pair well with a cheese plate or a dessert of chocolate (mousse or cake) or a creme brulee. Suffice to say, I really LOVE this ale!
05-17-2014 18:42:37 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
3.61/5 rDev -6.5%
Enjoyed multiple times in the taproom and from bottles.
A - Nice, cloudy almost purple hue. Head comes out flat white with nice sized carbonated bubbles. Can only describe the color is something I've never seen from a beer.
S - Rather flat for a "fruit" beer. You get some hops here and some bitterness from the raspberries.
T - Didn't really enjoy the flavor on this one. Kind of tart but in the end, almost a syrupy, medicinal mess. Not very thirst quenching not the fruity base and leaves you thirsting for some water.
M -One and done for me. Much too sweet. Not much alcohol present.
05-16-2014 21:41:43 | More by kylelenk
1.78/5 rDev -53.9%
Just too much Fruit and not enough beer qualities. Its kinda gross really. I have no idea who this beer is targeted towards. Its a lousy beer and a lousy wine cooler. If you enjoy drinking dish detergent, then this may be the beer for you. Otherwise, move on. Worst Founder's beer I've ever had. Probably in the top 5 worst beers I have ever had.
05-14-2014 03:13:25 | More by Boverhof3
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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