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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,270 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,270
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 67
Gots: 229 | 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)
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-21-2014 15:36:30 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-21-2014 12:32:16 | More by Sconi_tom
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-21-2014 09:23:51 | More by tarheels4life23
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Hayesch

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-21-2014 03:30:50 | More by Hayesch
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LucyReg

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-21-2014 01:16:09 | More by LucyReg
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-21-2014 01:00:28 | More by dpgoblejr
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-21-2014 00:13:08 | More by jkball01
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-20-2014 20:11:54 | More by mikepcarney
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jadler16

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2014 16:43:30 | More by jadler16
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Storm21

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-20-2014 15:43:46 | More by Storm21
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Fitze

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2014 12:11:19 | More by Fitze
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nickleeye

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2014 12:06:36 | More by nickleeye
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-19-2014 16:42:54 | More by PappyVans
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-19-2014 15:54:06 | More by DC_Brah
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mcgovern1010

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-19-2014 14:56:19 | More by mcgovern1010
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-19-2014 04:16:00 | More by Dicers
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FLima

Brazil

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Red color with no head whatsoever.
Predominant raspberries aroma with a caramel backing up. Hints of vinegar.
Flavor full of raspberries with pleasant tartness and salt notes. Although it does not seem like, it is quite malty. Hints of white wine, pear and a bit something like the flowery Indian drink Gulab Sharbat. Dry aftertaste.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Not a heavy sour, it is a friendly Fruit beer, but by no means boring, especially if you like the style once in a while.
I would like to taste it a bolder version, tuning up other than raspberries notes, or unbalancing it a bit.

05-19-2014 02:21:39 | More by FLima
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-18-2014 18:11:35 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-18-2014 15:29:20 | More by BeastLU
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2014 15:28:51 | More by Kubrickx
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hplascencia1024

California

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. I have to say, the color is probably the best part of this beer for me.

A: Pours a beautiful deep raspberry red color, a little murky but awesome looking.
S: Meh, raspberry is there but faint. smells like any regular ale
T: Not too sweet, nice little tartness from the raspberries, nothing too special
M:clean and light, leaves some nice raspberry on the tongue
O:Not bad, definitely worth trying once or twice, but i definitely wouldn't seek it out all the time,

05-18-2014 07:41:19 | More by hplascencia1024
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ThisLadyLovesBeer

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +14%

A = a lovely ruby/amber color, with a respectable but short-lived head and no lacing on the glass (common for a fruit beer/ale in my experience).

S = Malty and Fruity. I can definitely discern the true raspberry fragrance in this ale, but it is delicate and not a "fake" raspberry.

T = Being a raspberry fan and picker of raspberries in season, I can write with certainty that this ale really brings out the fruit's TRUE characteristics. Slightly tart, slightly sweet, with a VERY subtle rose undertone (raspberry is part of that family). The ale is slightly malty, very little hops (but I can taste a slight, pleasant bitterness).

M = Lovely, smooth, a bit of body but true to the delicateness of the fruit. I would not want it any heavier or lighter.

O = I will seek this out in the future. I purchased one bottle as part of a "mix-n-match" six pack the other day, and am sorry I didn't purchase more. This is a perfect summer/early autumn ale choice, and I think it would pair well with a cheese plate or a dessert of chocolate (mousse or cake) or a creme brulee. Suffice to say, I really LOVE this ale!

05-17-2014 18:42:37 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-17-2014 14:07:35 | More by LarryAppleton
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Nathanbolin

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-17-2014 05:24:42 | More by Nathanbolin
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Eric1Mess

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-17-2014 00:21:22 | More by Eric1Mess
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,270 ratings.