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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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2,597 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,597
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 84
Gots: 286 | 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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Beer House in Lombard, IL. Served in a pokal glass.

A: That's definitely a red beer, and not in the "looks amber" sense - much like the difference between someone with natural red hair versus someone who grabbed a bottle of Fire Engine hair dye. It's obviously more in the latter category. There was no head to speak of when this arrived, and it was also not much in the lacing department.

S: Tart fruit notes swell out of the glass, all berries and grapes, with no real indication that this is an actual beer. Granted, I was in a bar, so that may have affected my olfactory judgment, but this is a bar with no kitchen.

T: The taste category can be readily summed up in two simple words - "wine soda". This seriously drinks like a carbonated red wine, laden with tart berry and grape notes through the entire tasting process. There are some faints hints of malt beneath, and nothing so much as vaguely resembling the echo of a shadow of a whisper of a ghost of any hop presence (which I appreciate).

M: Light and fairly well carbonated.

O: An interesting experience for a fruit beer. I would likely repeat it at some point, though I doubt this would ever become a regular beer for me.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.88/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.92/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

I did enjoy this brew even though it was a bit strong on the fruity side, but hey that is what you should expect.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,597 ratings.