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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,179 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,179
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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CameronCosby

Michigan

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

This beer drinks really easy and isn't very filling, which is what I liked the most about it. Have it on tap at my bar (Old Chicago in Okemos Michigan). Nothing to complain about with this beer except the price. Founders makes great
beers, holding it down in the Midwest market.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2008 01:23:12 | More by CameronCosby
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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a hazy pinkish color and sits a lightly foggy pimped out ruby-pink in the glass with a good sized pink-tinted head, fading slowly to a light skim. Very wine-like in appearance, a young pinot noir is most comparable in tone. Tampax is now at the ready...

Smells of ripe, juicy red raspberries. Tart, creamy sides with hints of honey and smooth malty core. Very attractive, but not overpowering.

Tastes lightly sweet up front, nice initialy malt presence. Raspberry flavors start out soft and sweet, and tartness intensifies to a peak of fruit flavors. Doses of grapes, apricots and raspberries are all jammed up and spread out over a layer of lighlty toasted malts. Finish lends a very mild bitterness, fruit flavors linger on and on.

Soft, young body boasts light and pillowy carbonation. Very refreshing and flows very well.

I've had very few good fruit beers, and this is one of them. For those who can't handle the over-the-top fruit mimicry done by New Glarus (which I think are excellent), this might be right up your alley. Fruit flavor is nicely balanced and allows the inner beer shine through just enough. Well suited for a (expensive) fruit beer session. Very tasty, and I'm not surprised one bit. Founders has impressed me yet again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2005 02:49:33 | More by Skidz
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy reddish-pink color with foamy light pink head. Decent retention and lacing. Granted, not what a normal beer looks like, but with raspberries added it seems appropriate.

S - Sweet smell of raspberries with just a little tartness. No other discernable aromas.

T - Light sweetness initially, primarily raspberry in flavor. A lip-puckering tartness comes through mid-drink to provide an excellent balance to the sweetness. Finishes slightly tart. Nothing artificial tasting at all about this fruit beer, excellent job Founders.

M/D - Medium bodied and slightly sticky/syrupy on the feel. Very refreshing and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 23:14:22 | More by ckeegan04
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Tonerelia

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep pink in color leaving a moderately sized head which quickly calms down to a film. Looks very carbonated. Smell is of raspberries and a mild alcohol background. A bit tart with a punch that leaves a sweet and tart aftertaste but is balanced very very well. Carbonation is much less than it appears. A smooth creamy mouthfeel that is becoming the trademark of Founders' products. After a sip it just sort of melts in the mouth with no prickly carbonation. Leaves a tart sensation on the tongue and the liquid disappears making you want more.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 02:39:35 | More by Tonerelia
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful dark ruby pour with little head or lacing. The nose is of raspberry overlaying a sweet backbone. Almost medium bodied with a carbonation level set to provide crispness and a flavor explosion. The smooth mouthfeel translates to an expertly well balanced raspberry, tart and sweet flavor profile. Raspberry predominates, then the tartness hits the palate and ends on a sweet note. The finish is crisp with a lingering tartness after the raspberry and sweetness fades. Another masterpiece from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 20:46:50 | More by tillmac62
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carlborch

Michigan

4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful off-pink/mahogany red with a pink 1/4 inch collar of foam. The head dissipates rather quickly. Crisp raspberry nose. Bright fruity, raspberry notes on the palate. Dry-to-offf-dry: Less sweet than the typical fruit ale. Delicate lingering. Some Belgian lace. Highly refreshing. Great balance. The ABV is moderate and not noticeable. I'll definitely look for it again. Perfect on a warm or hot day. Excellent accompaniment for lighter fare,

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 16:42:17 | More by carlborch
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Brad007

Vermont

4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a sexy garnet with a thin head into my glass. Love the color. Love the idea that it's a break from the usual hoppy beers.

Aroma is full of raspberries and precious little else. In other words, it's not one of those fake fruit beers that are atypical of the season.

The taste backs up my assertion there. Luscious raspberry flavor that grabs your taste buds by the throat (ok, that was cliche). Pretty damn tasty regardless.

Ditto on the mouthfeel. Nothing but raspberries all around.

This beer was made for mixing with other beers. I have seen examples of it being mixed with imperial stouts, etc. You could drink it straight but it might bore your taste buds over time. Either way, it's definitely worth a purchase!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 03:30:33 | More by Brad007
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-04-2013 00:58:39 | More by JakerLou
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CrawlingSpirit

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-21-2014 21:42:24 | More by CrawlingSpirit
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-31-2013 04:25:31 | More by schmidtmattsays
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beerhan

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-06-2013 22:54:16 | More by beerhan
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mzeld

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-19-2013 00:27:07 | More by mzeld
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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-12-2013 12:56:57 | More by beerman999999
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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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Chris7482

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-31-2014 00:38:59 | More by Chris7482
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spitshaded

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-20-2013 04:12:19 | More by spitshaded
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-27-2014 13:19:43 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-08-2013 01:25:24 | More by Ajlvt
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jsh420

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-30-2014 04:35:49 | More by jsh420
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jcxhruby

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-10-2013 23:13:02 | More by jcxhruby
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-10-2014 02:51:06 | More by AndrewBV
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gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-13-2013 04:01:07 | More by gtermi
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-09-2013 01:51:21 | More by bigbeers84
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dtomes

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-01-2014 22:47:13 | More by dtomes
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-12-2013 11:25:19 | More by atoulouk
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,179 ratings.