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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus

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very good

2,617 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,617
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 85
Gots: 294 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Very light, crisp and refreshing. I've been looking for my "summer beer" and haven't found it yet. I'm a big fan of Porters and Stouts, which I've been enjoying regularly since last fall. The heat of summer has me wanting to get away from that heaviness for a while, but nothing has come up as the "The One", yet. (Firestone Walker Wookey Jack is "The One" in winter, followed closely by Henniker Working Man's Porter or Full Sail Imperial Stout)

I wouldn't make Rubaeus my everyday go-to, but it's definitely a go-to treat!

Bottle was dated 04/04/2014. Fresh-tasting with full bodied raspberry flavor. No buzz with just one. Left me happy to have tried it!

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12 oz. bottle with a bottled on date of June 7th, 2014. Poured into a Lindemans flute. Translucent dark ruby red with a thick, bubbly, pink head. Head slowly fades to a thin crown. Thick, sticky lacing covers nearly every part of the surface of the flute as the beer goes down.

Aroma is a raspberry jam/puree. Slight touch of pale malts and the faintest hint of wheat. Vinous flavors, almost dark cherry and grape as well.

Flavor is raspberry and a hint of wheat. Raspberry, of course, completely dominates. It starts off a touch sugary, but ends with a tart finish. I can feel a tiny bit of hoppy bitterness on the finish as well, even if I can't taste it.

Light-medium body with moderate carbonation; certainly a decent amount, but not as much as it looks like during the pour. Tart finish keeps it from being cloying and maintains a nice, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

This is a very good beer. I'm not sure if I'd put it up against the New Glarus Raspberry Tart, but it stands pretty well on its own. Nice balance of sweetness/tart and it's obvious it uses fresh, natural raspberries. What else should one expect from a fruit beer?

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,617 ratings.