Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
Hazy red body, topped by three fingers of level white foam with a slight pink aura.
Plenty of raspberries in the nose.
Taste is sweet juicy raspberries, far more real than the "typical brewpub raspberry (American) wheat". And there is enough quality craft beer present that this is not like some super sweet wine cooler. Just don't look here for a detailed description of the non-raspberry portion of this potion.
Light to medium mouthfeel. Good drinkability - if you like raspberries.
If you're looking for quality fruit beers, definitely worth a try.
09-23-2008 04:09:39 | More by RonfromJersey
3.86/5 rDev 0%
A-Clear ruby when pouring, some carbonation, two finger head with a pinkish hue.
S-Lots and lots of raspberries. The raspberry scent is natural and great, but nothing else.
T-Lots and lots of raspberries (again). Maybe too sweet, but very natural tasting. As it warms becomes too sweet.
M-Lighter nicely carbonated.
O-Too sweet and very one dimensional. Still an upgrade from Cerise, but too sweet for me.
07-20-2013 23:51:42 | More by rlee1390
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
Thanks! Pours a deep almost neon pinkish red with a very small slightly pink head that recedes quickly. Aroma of sour berries and funk, with more malt presence than I expected (silly me for expecting a Blushing Monk type of brew). Flavor is big bold raspberry with some other flavors mixing in that I can’t put my finger on. A definite malt presence in the finish. Dry finish and plenty of carbonation. More like Cerise than Blushing Monk. Solid overall, but not spectacular.
08-22-2013 02:35:59 | More by BMMillsy
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
My last bottle of Rubaeus from the cellar. I hear this one's going on hiatus and being replaced by Cherise. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my snifter. Appears a beautiful shade of maroon with about two fingers of fluffy pink foam. Smell and taste is dominated by, what else, raspberries. The flavor is tart and refreshing with a pleasant bitterness. Moderate body and carbonation. This is a unique fruit beer. One that I believe was made for people that are not keen on the usual fruit beers. This is akin to a raspberry IPA. So, if that sounds like something you'd dig, seek this one out and give it a try before it goes on vacation.
03-17-2009 04:38:16 | More by ClockworkOrange
3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours pinkish red with a pink foam head that does not last. No lace.
Strong raspberry aroma. Sweet and powerful, but not artificial. That's all you get here.
Big strong sweet/tart raspberry flavor. As the palate clears, you wonder where the beer will be...and you get this subtle flavor of malt. Not raspberries at the end, but very light malt. No sour juice notes, no sugar, but malt. What a unique transition. The fact that the berry does not linger at the end is rare and welcoming.
Light to medium-light in body. Light carbonation keeps this from being a soft drink. Good decision. At the end of the glass and this one seems almost dead still.
Solid fruit beer for a hot summer day. A true raspberry beer. Enjoy.
08-01-2013 03:23:17 | More by OtherShoe2
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
Beer is dark pink, somewhat red. Almost no head.
Nose contains raspberry and a bit of a yeasty scent.
Taste is all raspberry, which I happen to love. Tastes very real, and not artificial as fruit-flavoured beers often do. Fairly sweet, but not extremely so. A little bit of tartness. Finish is a bit fry. Simple but quite nice.
Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Sweet, dries the mouth a bit,
Overall, simple but tasty, and very refreshing. Nice on a hot day. If you like raspberry, this is a well done raspberry focused (dominated) beer.
08-17-2013 18:17:25 | More by jrenihan
4.24/5 rDev +9.8%
Appearance: Hazy reddish amber body with a moderate, dense pink head. The lacing is thick and Belgian-like in appearance, with slight carbonation.
Aroma: Profound aroma of raspberries, as well as vanilla, orange blossom, cream, and honey.
Taste: The taste begins with a strong wave of raspberries, which seem entirely natural. AS the taste progresses, there is a strong wave of orange rind, from the hops, I suppose. Throughout, there is a character of lingering sweetness, which manages to never be cloying. Finishes with a burst of raspberry,and a slight wave of sweet cream.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very full, quite gracious.
Drinkability/notes: Wonderfully crafted, one of the best fruit beers I have ever had, indeed, perhaps the best. The raspberries shine without a hint of cheap alco--pop .
Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.
06-10-2014 02:24:59 | More by Pegasus
3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
On tap at the The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.
Pours a clear pink/red, with a small fizzy head, and some good lacing near the top of the glass.
Smells like raspberry, and not much else. Smells good, but smells more like raspberry juice than beer. It is nice that it smells like the real thing, though.
The taste tells a similar story. Starts quite sweet and cloying, but is then saved by a small amount of tartness on the back end. Again, this tastes more like really tasty alcoholic fruit juice. I just wish it had a bit more beeriness to it.
Light to medium bodied, sweet, but smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable.
A nice fruit beer with a big emphasis on fruit and less emphasis on beer.
07-21-2013 23:15:32 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a rich raspberry color but the head is lacking. The nose is of sweet berries and light grains. Taste has a good amount of tart raspberries followed by some subtle malts. Body is a little fizzy, but goes down well. A nicely balanced fruit beer. Good stuff.
10-15-2008 02:37:36 | More by rye726
2.48/5 rDev -35.8%
A- Pours a nice bright red color with a pinkish colored head that fell quickly leaving just a bubbly layer and little lacing.
S- Very very fruity. Raspberries raspberries and more raspberries.
T- Again very fruity and that's about all I could pick up. Not over powering just follow your nose.
M- Light to medium. Not too bad at all maybe a little dry to the finish
D- I suppose for the style its pretty nice just not me type of thing. Too fruity for me glad I got to try it.
05-13-2008 09:06:35 | More by nrbw23
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
I picked up a four pack of Founder's Rubaeus a couple days ago for $10.89 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this beer for a long time, so I jumped at the chance to finally try this beer, so I quickly went to the store and got a four pack, so lets see how it goes. Bottled on 6/6/13 so it's pretty damn fresh. Poured from a shorter 12oz brown bottle into a tulip.
A- The label looks really nice. it's got a real clean and classy look to it that I really like, I think it's pretty eye catching. It poured a nice and different maroon color that took a on a great crimson hue when held to the light that made it look like cranberry juice with two fingers worth of light pink colored head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it it left some nice looking lacing behind. This is a very good looking beer, the color was really nice and so was the head and lacing.
S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness followed by lots of Raspberry aromas that seem to be pretty natural smelling and it reminds me exactly of the raspberry jelly that is often used in jelly filled donuts. Up next I get a slight bit of grainy malts but not much. The aroma isn't very complex or balanced but I think it pretty good and it's full of great Raspberry aromas.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of sweetness followed by loads of Raspberry which impart a nice and natural flavor that really reminds me of the filling of a jelly donut, it's pretty much spot on. Up next comes some malts which impart a grainy malt flavor with some bready flavors sticking out, the combination makes me think of a lightly toasted piece of white bread with some Raspberry preserve spread on it. On the finish there's no bitterness with a light amount of medium tartness taking it's place and a little more sweetness with a very raspberry preserve like aftertaste. The taste was pretty good, it was very true to it's name, but I think the extra sweetness holds it back a little.
M- Smooth, clean, not filling, pretty refreshing, medium bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel worked well with this beer, I have no complaints.
Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good example of the style, I haven't had a Raspberry beer that I really enjoyed, till I had this one, it was a little on the sweet side, but the tartness and raspberry flavors were really nice. This beer had decent drinkability, it was smooth, not filling, refreshing and the flavor did a good job at holding my attention, but the sweetness would prevent me fore drinking a lot of this, I think two would be my limit. What I liked the most about this beer was the taste and aroma, they were both really nice and full of raspberrys. What I liked the least about this beer was the sweetness, it was a little high and if it was toned down a little it would help the drinkability. I would buy this beer again, if they choose to release it again, it's priced and right and it's pretty enjoyable, I recommend this to people who like fruit beers and if your a big fan of raspberrys then this beer is a must try. All in all I enjoyed this beer, it did a great job at capturing the pure essence of the raspberry, so far it's my favorite raspberry beer and I like it much more than Cerise, it's got to be one of the better fruit beers I have had. Founders seems to be the jack of all trades, they can do stouts, barrel aged beers and hoppy beers really well and now they proved to me that they have some skills when it comes tor fruit beers, good work guys.
06-21-2013 03:53:12 | More by StoutHunter
3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
Red color with no head whatsoever.
Predominant raspberries aroma with a caramel backing up. Hints of vinegar.
Flavor full of raspberries with pleasant tartness and salt notes. Although it does not seem like, it is quite malty. Hints of white wine, pear and a bit something like the flowery Indian drink Gulab Sharbat. Dry aftertaste.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Not a heavy sour, it is a friendly Fruit beer, but by no means boring, especially if you like the style once in a while.
I would like to taste it a bolder version, tuning up other than raspberries notes, or unbalancing it a bit.
05-19-2014 02:21:39 | More by FLima
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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