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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,178 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,178
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 65
Gots: 206 | 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:
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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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

06-07-2013 17:32:41 | More by JVoyager
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

06-15-2014 19:50:02 | More by cck5
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-13-2013 01:16:20 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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Bow

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-06-2014 22:55:24 | More by Bow
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LambClowder

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-17-2013 03:26:50 | More by LambClowder
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DerekDudley

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-19-2014 01:23:59 | More by DerekDudley
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mlklein27

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-14-2013 03:24:14 | More by inbierveritas
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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philaduffia

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

08-03-2013 07:10:31 | More by philaduffia
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-02-2014 22:08:23 | More by Beerlover
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a wine glass
Before I start - Let it be known that I love raspberries, and any opinions are biased to my love of the taste this berry carries.

Appearance: Cranberry juice appearance to the beer itself. The head is short and lasts a short while. It is pink in color with small bubbles and what appears to be carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. The beer is a deep magenta and has some opacity to it. What a great change from all these other conventional beers.

Smell: Raspberries, raspberries, raspberries. Freshly picked raspberries. There are other aromas like strawberry and plum in there but raspberry is clearly the dominat aroma. This could easily be a lambic with some brett added to it.

Taste: Tart and sweet. The raspberry flavor is in full effect. This is a great representation on the flavor of the berry. It's not supposed to be overly sweet like jam but it hold true to the natural sugars that are present in the fruit. No hop flavor to speak of and some maltiness. This is so refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. I was shocked to look up and see the ABV is 6.9%. You could have told me it was 3% and I would have been a believer. Very cunningly crafted!

Drinkability: I believe this is an awesome beer. I would get a case of this if I saw it. I love raspberry and think that the brewers made it authentic to the flavor that the berry holds. The ABV is well-hidden and the beer is sickeningly drinkable and quenching. Very, very nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2007 22:54:13 | More by Risser09
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Texas

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Michigan

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Pennsylvania

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BlueHammer

Connecticut

4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was on a fruit beer kick today! The Rubaeus was my fourth fruit beer of the day and I have to say it was impressive! Poured from the bottle, it was a deep opaque brown with reddish tones. It smells of a strong, sweet rasperry, an almost syrupy smell. It tastes of a strong raspberry flavor but the sourness very nicely balances the fruity sweetness! The flavor was delicious and refreshing. It was smooth through the entire glass. This was a thoroughly enjoyable finish to the day.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2006 01:40:20 | More by BlueHammer
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BigAl723

Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I purchased this beer as a single bottle at my local market.

A: This is one wicked good looking beer. You would have to be careful with this stuff around kids. They could mistake it for a cup of juice. It's light pink with a beautiful ruby red that's second to none. Not much of a head but the color alone makes up for it.

S: Very bitter and tart. Raspberries!!! And lots of them! This is the definition of a fruit beer. The sweetness makes me just want to dive in get a taste.

T: This a true gem from Founders. The taste resembles the smell a lot. Raspberries and tartness. I'm not a huge fruit beer fan but there's something about the taste of this Rübæus that keeps me taking frequent sips.

M: Light and not too tart. Carbonation seems to be just about right.

D: Very drinkable. It's basically like fruit juice with alcohol. And a decent amount to boot.

Overall I really dig Rübæus. It was the first fruit beer I ever tried and unfortunately it will be no more very soon. I will continue to search for however much is left on planet Earth. Thank you Founders for the good memories!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 04:36:07 | More by BigAl723
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rousee

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful magenta pour. Small head. Smell is vinegar and sugarplums, apples also, and I guess some raspberries. The taste is absolutely amazing !!!

This is one of the finest American examples of taking a Belgian sour/Flemish red and blending it with a sweet lambic like Lindemann's framboise. An excellent combo. The mouthfeel and drinkability are excellent also.This one is really worth seeking out.

Tasting notes:(in addition to sour cherries/raspberries would be some real woody maltiness)

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2006 01:27:44 | More by rousee
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gdfan47

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

i kinda steer away from most sweet beers since i got into flander's and guezze's but this one is worth checking out

first off my grandmother used to grow rasberries in her backyard, so growing up we always had jam and fresh raspberries

so needless to say i like rasberries

this one is very good
in my opinion much better than a popula belgian rasberry lambic(which shall remain namelss)

good work founders

this is good, kinda too sweet to drink more than a few , but def nice and im very happy i can get it sometimes

ps they also make an imperial version (blushing monk) I have yet to try this but really want to

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 09:30:43 | More by gdfan47
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn, this beer near killed me when I opened it. A loud pop like a .22 rimfire. Don't know why or how. Anyway, so upon pouring, the carbonation rears it's head and i'm left with 4 inches of foam, and 1 inch of beer. Ok... Um, this is different. Finally it cooled off and I was able to pour it and really get into it. Dark raspberry red color with high carbonation. Major foamy head was present. Aromas of raspberries and some malt with a touch of sweet alcohol. Taste is exceptional. Right up a the fruit beer alley; flavors of raspberries, strawberries, malt, sweet hops and alcohol blend in fantastic harmony. Tartness is present yet not overpowering, adding to the presentation of the flavors. Sour finish is smooth and slightly warming. Mouthfeel is light and airey, not watery or sticky like some other fruit beers. This beer has a high level of drinkability, as this could be enjoyed year round, but more so in the summer. Highly recommended beer for this unique style. If you want raspberries in your beer, look to this, not a rasberry eisbock.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2005 01:32:28 | More by Frozensoul327
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benito

Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fourteen bucks for a six pack of a fruit beer? I was skeptical, but now I'm a convert, as this is the best fruit beer I've seen available on the American market.

It is a raspberry red with hints of brown and a strong, fruity bouquet...of raspberry. The flavor is equally aggressive--lots of raspberry throughout and a slight alcohol presence in back to remind me that this is a beer. What sets this beer apart from so many other fruit brews is its overall feel. Like New Belgium's Frambozen (and for the record, I believe that this is a far superior beer to Frambozen) it has a strength of body and dry finish that balance out the fruit well. As it should, raspberry dominates almost every aspect of this beer; however, it doesn't go fully unchecked. What's more, it's got tremendous length with a sweet and sour aftertaste that lingers long after each swallow.

This is a top-notch summer brew that, as I understand it, was brewed with the intention of 'dethroning' the American pale wheat ale as the unquestioned king of easy-drinking Summer styles. Rubaeus makes a good case that APWAs should play second fiddle to other, more challenging and equally refreshing summer styles--saisons, kolschs, or, in this case, a full-bodied fruit beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2006 02:21:43 | More by benito
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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