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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,083 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,083
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 62
Gots: 173 | 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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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-04-2014 08:57:16 | More by Ristaccia
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Grand-Raggedy

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

07-04-2014 02:17:47 | More by Grand-Raggedy
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bizzy54

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 00:34:45 | More by bizzy54
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detroitpat

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-03-2014 20:44:12 | More by detroitpat
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Snagged a four pack for only 12 bucks! Into a pint glass.

A - A very pretty shade of bright red with a purple hue, clear with a solid 1/2 inch of head that pulls back to a decent lace ring.
S - Smells of over ripe raspberries, residual sugars and just a hint of wheat like base to remind you it's a beer but it could just be more sweet malts.
T - I would have to agree with other the first two were excellent bright tart fruit flesh taste mixed in with some sugar and malt sweetness that makes for a flavorful fruity beer which it is and not just some wine cooler. After the 3rd it does get pretty bland like a alcoholic juice so drink in moderation!
M - Light to medium in body the definition of a fruit beer lite, refreshing, and somewhat session able.

Overall just like all great beer it's meant to be enjoyed one or two per sitting. I had this next to Samuel Smiths Cherry beer and even the taste was lacking so its true you can have too much of a good thing! Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 07:31:14 | More by DrDemento456
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kguard

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-03-2014 03:46:19 | More by kguard
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daron7

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-03-2014 01:35:50 | More by daron7
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SimplConcepts

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-03-2014 01:30:47 | More by SimplConcepts
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-03-2014 01:01:58 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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GatorLCA

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-02-2014 21:47:13 | More by GatorLCA
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JCicero08

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-02-2014 03:43:52 | More by JCicero08
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-01-2014 23:08:42 | More by Stofko1992
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 22:38:14 | More by kwjd
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 20:31:37 | More by kingjohnh
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brittanylicious

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 14:11:42 | More by brittanylicious
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heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 14:09:04 | More by heysuz
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Soterios

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-01-2014 11:57:32 | More by Soterios
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-01-2014 03:27:23 | More by bret717
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 00:52:14 | More by angelmonster
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-30-2014 19:48:57 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Los1324

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-30-2014 15:21:54 | More by Los1324
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David_Maloley


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-29-2014 22:38:03 | More by David_Maloley
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

a real raspberry heavy brew, nice and fruity, and a little sweeter than it needs to be, but the authenticity of the fruit makes up for it. none of those artificial or candy fruit flavors, its straight berry here, both tart and sweet, on the cusp of ripeness, and really well added to the beer. pinkish red in color, rather clear, and not really collecting much head. the nose is heavy on the fruit, almost like one of those all fruit popsicles tastes, its that vibrant. the base beer seems nondescript here, although one sip shows me a whole lot of body, maybe more than necessary for what i assume to be an attempt at a light drinking fruit beer. the raspberry flavor is strongly sweet on the front end, with a little more tartness on the back end. gorgeous real fruit flavor, juice and ripe. there ends up being more residual sugar than i like, and with the sagging carbonation, it really makes the beer more weighty than it should be. it would be tough to drink more than one or two of these, as good as the flavor is overall. more bubbles would solve most of this i think. overall another clever and tasty founders beer, they really never miss. i think I've been drinking so many fruited sours that my palate is surprised by a normally fermented fruit beer. need to get back into it.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 21:01:14 | More by StonedTrippin
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John_Squires

New York

1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

06-29-2014 19:52:50 | More by John_Squires
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Mpenders

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-29-2014 19:11:49 | More by Mpenders
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,083 ratings.