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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,518 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,518
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 76
Gots: 265 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

loverofthecraft, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

struttinj, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of majorbase2
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very nice looking dark red color. Very little head and no lacing. Hard to tell its an alcoholic beverage by the appearance.

Aroma is very tart raspberry. Nothing artificial in the odor. Almost a syrupy scent, if that is even possible.

Taste is more of the aroma. Raspberries. Tartness. A little sour. The taste is very simply, but its well executed.

Light-bodied, pretty well carbonated.

Overall: Not a bad fruit beer. I'm gonna compare this one to New Glarus' offerings, which is probably unfair. But it is too one dimensional to compete with theirs. This beer does with it sets out to do, and I will give it that. But I wouldn't mind seeing a little more complexity.

majorbase2, Jul 05, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
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!

DrDemento456, Jul 03, 2014
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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,518 ratings.