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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,091 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,091
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 63
Gots: 178 | 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)
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-05-2014 07:29:23 | More by loverofthecraft
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Amp

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-05-2014 03:27:09 | More by Amp
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struttinj

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2014 00:09:46 | More by struttinj
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 23:21:16 | More by majorbase2
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gutbuster

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-04-2014 22:57:35 | More by gutbuster
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GDawgs34

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 21:48:00 | More by GDawgs34
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chadwickwb

Virginia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-04-2014 16:54:39 | More by chadwickwb
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RRC03

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 10:00:37 | More by RRC03
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-04-2014 08:57:16 | More by Ristaccia
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Grand-Raggedy

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

07-04-2014 02:17:47 | More by Grand-Raggedy
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bizzy54

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 00:34:45 | More by bizzy54
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detroitpat

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-03-2014 20:44:12 | More by detroitpat
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 07:31:14 | More by DrDemento456
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kguard

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-03-2014 03:46:19 | More by kguard
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daron7

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-03-2014 01:35:50 | More by daron7
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SimplConcepts

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-03-2014 01:30:47 | More by SimplConcepts
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-03-2014 01:01:58 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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GatorLCA

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-02-2014 21:47:13 | More by GatorLCA
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JCicero08

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-02-2014 03:43:52 | More by JCicero08
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-01-2014 23:08:42 | More by Stofko1992
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 22:38:14 | More by kwjd
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 20:31:37 | More by kingjohnh
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brittanylicious

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 14:11:42 | More by brittanylicious
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heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 14:09:04 | More by heysuz
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Soterios

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-01-2014 11:57:32 | More by Soterios
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,091 ratings.