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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,079 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,079
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 62
Gots: 171 | 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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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

07-06-2014 23:03:55 | More by brpendergast85
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kidzord

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-23-2014 16:19:01 | More by kidzord
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Hassler

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-04-2013 11:44:23 | More by Hassler
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beerforpresident

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

11-25-2013 04:58:39 | More by beerforpresident
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-18-2013 02:44:20 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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lauries444

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

05-29-2014 01:49:34 | More by lauries444
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ADZA

Australia

2.61/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Being a big raspberry fan I bought a four pack of these and already tried it and not liked it but thought I'd review it anyway and not suprisingly it's a raspberry hue with a one finger head and some nice lacing,the smell is raspberry lollies that's it,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated and on taste I have to make sure I'm not drinking cool drink its basically a big sweet mess of raspberries everything else has no chance of getting through the only taste I get is raspberry jam and raspberry lollies and overall if you like lollies and sweet stuff then sure try it but ill never drink this one again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 10:29:26 | More by ADZA
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bashiba

Iowa

2.63/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured bright pink with now head at all, lookes more like a wine cooler than a beer.

Smells like fresh tart raspberries.

Taste exactly like the smell, like raspberries, absolutely no standard beer flavors at all, no detectable malt, no hops, no yeast, just sweet and sour raspberries.

Mouthfeel is light and slightly slick

Overall the flavor isn't bad, but has absolutely no beer qualities, taste as much like beer as the Smirnoffs, Bacardi's, and Bartles and James of the world. I will avoid this one. The first let down I have had from founders.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2006 03:21:52 | More by bashiba
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Red orange color, cloudy. Thin head but it leaves decent lace.

Very berry aroma. It's raspberry but slightly artificial. There's also a metallic smell behind the sweetness.

More sweet than tart, but all raspberry. One dimensional--you could call this a raspberry beer cooler. Needs cheese or something spicy to cut the soda aspects of this. The body is an improvement to the taste but typical.

To close to carbonated Kool-Aid for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 02:22:45 | More by smcolw
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dreadnatty08

District of Columbia

2.63/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a ruby red color. Very effervescent with a white soda pop foam that dissapates to nothing. Aromas are mostly filled with raspberries, some biscuit malt, and a little alcohol. Hmm, flavor is super sticky, super sweet and basically an alcoholic raspberry syrup. Hops aren't particularly detected, nor are any malts used. Carbonation is too low; I feel a fruit beer should be crisp and light. This is quite a dissapointment, I expected something better. Alcohol and raspberry Italian soda, move on.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2006 20:06:39 | More by dreadnatty08
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

2.66/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, deep scarlet colored ale with a pinkish puffy head on top, slowly crackling away, compacting on itself. Pretty beautiful pour.

Smells like a typical raspberry beer. Sweet, lightly tart maybe. Grainy, husky notes in there...maybe a bit metallic.

Ok first sip was terrible. I don't know if that's because I just drank an IPA or what. But it tastes pretty off. Sweet, full bodied beer. Metallic for sure. The dreaded "artificial" taste that seems to plague most fruit beers. As the palate becomes more adjusted to the taste it is not as bad. Sweet, candy red raspberry flavor develops up front, and carries through till the end which is just a tad drier than the first sip. Leaves a sweetness on the lips. I get where they want to go with this. A fruit beer that's not a "light beer" but a robust, full flavored beer.

For someone searching for a beer that's not all that much like a beer, this would be a good option. Sweet, candy like beer that comes from a well known and respected brewer. I will not be trying this again, though I might recommend it to someone who is just easing into beer from the mixed drink category.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 14:34:38 | More by MusicaleMike
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Danielr26

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

06-24-2013 21:57:53 | More by Danielr26
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

01-06-2014 15:45:23 | More by ThatsThatDude
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3SH33TS

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

09-08-2013 03:36:28 | More by 3SH33TS
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

07-31-2013 20:51:30 | More by Dave_Treat
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

11-11-2013 22:01:17 | More by Phil_H
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Rons35

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

06-24-2013 21:59:05 | More by Rons35
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

10-17-2013 22:31:10 | More by hikeeba
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-27-2014 13:54:41 | More by Burkbom23
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zdeck37

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

08-24-2013 23:22:35 | More by zdeck37
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

07-04-2013 03:29:39 | More by victory4me
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

08-01-2013 02:04:15 | More by thegerm87
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

09-02-2013 19:45:41 | More by mcsauter82
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wild carmine pours like an eddy in a glacial river in a gully during the peak of summer. Wild torrents of bubbles spew forth. This is one of the most wild pouring brews I have ever seen. The bottle should have a warning label printed on it that says, “Pour really slowly into a really big glass,” because this brew explodes all over the place.

Smells kinda like cough syrup mixed with raspberry Kool-Aid and boatloads of NutraSweet.

Tastes pretty mediocre, very medicinal and too sweet, false, with too little fruit or substance.

Mouthfeel is thin and artificial.

Drinkability is fine but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2006 04:00:05 | More by DaPeculierDane
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pmcadamis

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I shared this one with my fiance since she loves the fruity stuff...

A - Deep rhubarb red with watermelon highlights. This is a beautiful shade of deep red that has a lot of different hues showing through. The head is a pink and fluffy cap that eventually goes away leaving a ring of bubbles around the collar. A net of fine lace slides down the glass.

S - Smells like a bowl of fresh raspberries with sugar piled on top. Reminds me a bit of Lindemans framboise, but without the acidity. I can detect a small amount of hops pulling through, which I really appreciate in a category that can be all about the fruit and not the beer.

T - Sour apple and tart raspberry are the first flavors to touch the tongue, along with a vague funky sour note. Again, hops show through and make this more of a beer lover's fruit beer than a girly candy treat. This has a neat funky earthy almost moldy mushroomy aspect that makes it a bit of balance, but does add some complexity.

M - Light bodied with some moderate carbonation. A bit slick and sugary.

D - A pretty good fruit beer that has a lot of complex and unique flavors. It's no lambic, but it's a decently drinkable fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2007 20:39:18 | More by pmcadamis
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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