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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,097 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,097
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 63
Gots: 180 | 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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Iowa

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Tennessee

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Minnesota

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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District of Columbia

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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a clear raspberry red, approaching a purplish hue, with a sugar white lacing for a head.

Smells of syrupy raspberry sweetness. Maybe a hint of malt under there.

Tastes of sweet raspberry with a tartness that balances it out. Pretty much exclusively the fruit flavor, which is fresh and only ever so slightly medicinal.

Medium body with lightly bubbly carbonation and a slight sour pucker.

Founders went all in on fruit flavoring with this one, so like most fruit beers and lambics that stress the fruit, this is probably a love-it-or-hate-it brew. For my money, this is the right way to do a fruit beer. I want to taste the fruit if I choose a fruit beer and I want it to taste like real fruit, not artificial. This one pretty much hits the spot, is fairly thirst-quenching, and manages to still feel somewhat like a beer all things considered. If that sounds like your cup of tea, er, beer, then this is one of the better ones you'll find.

Serving type: bottle

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,097 ratings.