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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,308 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,308
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 66
Gots: 234 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2005)
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-19-2014 16:42:54 | More by PappyVans
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-19-2014 15:54:06 | More by DC_Brah
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mcgovern1010

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-19-2014 14:56:19 | More by mcgovern1010
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-19-2014 04:16:00 | More by Dicers
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FLima

Brazil

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
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-18-2014 18:11:35 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-18-2014 15:29:20 | More by BeastLU
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2014 15:28:51 | More by Kubrickx
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hplascencia1024

California

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
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ThisLadyLovesBeer

New Hampshire

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
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-17-2014 14:07:35 | More by LarryAppleton
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Nathanbolin

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-17-2014 05:24:42 | More by Nathanbolin
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Eric1Mess

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-17-2014 00:21:22 | More by Eric1Mess
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kylelenk

Michigan

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
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tegulizard13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-16-2014 15:02:09 | More by tegulizard13
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n2pux

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-16-2014 01:40:16 | More by n2pux
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duobob

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-16-2014 00:22:01 | More by duobob
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BeerMe13

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-15-2014 23:12:07 | More by BeerMe13
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-15-2014 15:32:00 | More by atlbravsrno1
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-15-2014 06:27:09 | More by AlexChillton
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-15-2014 00:48:09 | More by athomasPSU
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psdonnelly

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-14-2014 21:52:21 | More by psdonnelly
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Boverhof3

Michigan

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
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simplicity

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-14-2014 02:32:17 | More by simplicity
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EigenBeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-14-2014 00:34:51 | More by EigenBeer
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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