1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

2,184 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,184
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 67
Gots: 207 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Rübæus Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,184 | Reviews: 540 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GregDuB65
GregDuB65

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-20-2014 02:49:16 | More by GregDuB65
Photo of Mikus
Mikus

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love me some Founders. Took awhile, however, to give this a whirl. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my snifter. Next to zero head, though a unique deep ruby hue that demanded a longer look than I give most brews. Aroma of clear raspberry (I hope, right?), light citrus, and a hint of malty goodness. Not as much actual raspberry to the taste... quite subtle really. A nice refreshing tart aftertaste. Light carbonation and slightly dry in the mouth (was thinking that it might be too syrupy sweet) and pleased overall. I would not buy this again (even though it was good, not really my thing)... but was happy for the experience. Delicate touch to a beer that could have been a raspberry nightmare.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 20:53:11 | More by Mikus
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-19-2014 04:59:44 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of target88
target88

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-19-2014 01:50:10 | More by target88
Photo of DerekDudley
DerekDudley

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-19-2014 01:23:59 | More by DerekDudley
Photo of Dewback4
Dewback4

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-18-2014 17:58:42 | More by Dewback4
Photo of Phoodcritic
Phoodcritic

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-18-2014 04:04:53 | More by Phoodcritic
Photo of Diablew
Diablew

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-17-2014 22:32:03 | More by Diablew
Photo of MattSharpless
MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-17-2014 19:09:54 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of TheFizzinator
TheFizzinator

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-17-2014 15:46:14 | More by TheFizzinator
Photo of Sam_Gladieux
Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-17-2014 15:35:46 | More by Sam_Gladieux
Photo of just_in
just_in

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-17-2014 12:40:57 | More by just_in
Photo of Desimoaj
Desimoaj


4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-16-2014 17:40:16 | More by Desimoaj
Photo of beerme626
beerme626

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-16-2014 15:20:51 | More by beerme626
Photo of Renniks29
Renniks29

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-16-2014 14:21:10 | More by Renniks29
Photo of Michaeldmanley
Michaeldmanley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-16-2014 04:19:16 | More by Michaeldmanley
Photo of MillerMan16
MillerMan16

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-15-2014 21:21:39 | More by MillerMan16
Photo of Sam-VW
Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Samuel Smith's Organic Wheat Beer Long Pint Glass.

A - Dark almost ruby Red with quite a thick pink head which fades to a cap and stays throughout. Very sticky lacing which almost covers the sides of the glass.

S - A lot of raspberry/jam first of wall with a hint of pale malt and a little wheat. I'd say some Red Grape juice and cranberry too.

T - Big hit of sweet raspberry with a bit of wheat, a touch of hoppy bitterness and tart at the end.

M - Medium carbonation, but not too much for this style. It helps with the tart finish. Very refreshing and goes down very smooth indeed.

Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 14:34:53 | More by Sam-VW
Photo of Margie4986
Margie4986

Virginia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-15-2014 13:42:37 | More by Margie4986
Photo of mychalg9
mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-15-2014 13:39:39 | More by mychalg9
Photo of Mykey259
Mykey259


4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-15-2014 06:06:25 | More by Mykey259
Photo of Labaden
Labaden

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-15-2014 01:45:52 | More by Labaden
Photo of _morandi_
_morandi_

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2014 20:45:05 | More by _morandi_
Photo of Tommy_bruno
Tommy_bruno


5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-14-2014 17:01:13 | More by Tommy_bruno
Photo of StoutIrish
StoutIrish

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2014 12:49:57 | More by StoutIrish
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,184 ratings.