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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,614 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,614
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 85
Gots: 293 | FT: 13
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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Photo of Bogdawg
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown to redish color with a small pinkish head that dissipates slowly leaving good lacing down a 20oz pub glass.

Smell is pretty good. There is a lot of raspberry and sweet malts.

Taste is very berry and sweet. I get an almost syrupy sweet berry taste that fades to a little bit of tartness of a berry and a little bit of maltyness at the end.

Mouthfeel is good. I get that syrupy feel to it with a nice bit of carbonation.

Overall, it is what it is. Very sweet almost too sweet. I like it but I would like to see a little more malt presence to balance out the berryness.

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewduder
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jammy as fuq. So good!

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MNPikey
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DougT
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy medium brown with a nice 1-2 finger white head that disipated into a healthy layer of foam and plenty of lacing.

Subtle smell of berry and sweet malt.

First sip and wow, that's Raspberry. Not tart, but the small amount of sour balances the sweet perfectly. Not hoppy at all. Very fruity. Quite delicious. Definitely a fruit beer.

Mouthfeel is medium, slightly syrupy, good carbonation to liven the senses.

This is wonderfully refreshing and very drinkable brew. I think it would go down really well on a hot summer afternoon.

Photo of uwmgdman
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lucasj82
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyecko
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ljc973
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ROGUE16
2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Just way too sweet and syrupy. Lacking balance in flavor and body.

Photo of emalc
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nelsonracite
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Peeman616
4.74/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good lots of raspberries so kinda of tart but founders did a very nice job with this !

Photo of Beersnake1
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beefstroganoff
3.12/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Emevans86
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gopens44
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

At my local bar/bottle shop we keep this on tap almost all summer/fall, and it's a great go to on a hot day or just a nice day in general. As refreshing as a beer can get. This and Steigl Radler are two beers to have around for a hot summer day.

Photo of MTBDesertGnome
4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very sweet and fruity beer. Remind me of a Belgian Krieg. Nice to change things up every once in a while.

Photo of Amstaffs
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,614 ratings.