1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

2,371 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,371
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 72
Gots: 241 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Rübæus Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,371 | Reviews: 551 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of stockman204
5/5  rDev +29.5%

stockman204, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Wobbly, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev +3.6%

npala86, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of MatthewGeorge20
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

MatthewGeorge20, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Robdiesel21
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Robdiesel21, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Flippengruven
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Flippengruven, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of IMFletcher
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

IMFletcher, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of olafphysics
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

olafphysics, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of MichPaul
4/5  rDev +3.6%

MichPaul, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of a_beckman25
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

a_beckman25, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

MrMcGibblets, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of DanielGJ0
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DanielGJ0, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of ShriverMO
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of maxcoinage
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

maxcoinage, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of JazziJeff88
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

JazziJeff88, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Elicoleman, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into DFH footed pint glass; deep, well, ruby in color, translucent, with a moderate clear white head that fades leaving a small ring of intricate foam.
Smells of fresh raspberries mostly; I'm trying to keep in mind "this is founders...this is founders..." because the smell of fruit and beer reminds me of so much gas station flavored malt liquor.
Taste is fresh, sweet raspberries over top of wide-open plain malt, wet and slightly metallic.
Mouthfeel is wet and thin.
Overall, I'm not very impressed by this beer. It's like a moderately better version of a standard raspberry-flavored malt beverage. Don't misunderstand me, it's far more drinkable and enjoyable than those abominations, but it's nothing amazing. Also, I'm not a fan of fruit beers anyway; I would have much rather enjoyed a raspberry sour.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of mjmcdonough73
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mjmcdonough73, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

TheManiacalOne, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Nordbier
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Nordbier, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of greekfest
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

greekfest, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of sanitarium16
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

sanitarium16, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Big_Dave
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Big_Dave, Aug 04, 2014
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,371 ratings.