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Founders Rübæus - Founders Brewing Company

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very good

2,155 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,155
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 65
Gots: 200 | 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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Photo of SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-04-2013 17:40:22 | More by SadMachine
Photo of CrellMoset


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of BrewerB - thanks!! Poured into a little cervoise.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, deep reddish amber-bodied brew, almost purple at first - perhaps somewhat like raspberries? - with a relatively fast-fading, one-finger, dirty white head. The lacing on this one is thin and delicate but definitely has a measure of stick, leaving a few streaks and blotches of lace.

Aroma: Whew. This one smells like precisely what you'd expect - raspberry bread. The fruit is surprisingly upfront, authentic, and well-integrated with the lightly roasted, sweet malts here.

Taste: Very authentic and pretty moderate, actually. Raspberries are large up front and are definitely the dominant note here, though they're accompanied by slight caramel, other light fruity overtones - perhaps pears - and a slight, light amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very well-carbonated in a medium-thick body, yielding a big, fluffy, and very even but still crisp mouthfeel. Has that nice, fructose-fruit sugary feel, too. As with all fruit beers, however, this one's a little uneven, bubbly, frothy, and sort of falls apart as it warms.

Drinkability: An interesting and unique brew. I'm not much a fan of fruit beers, but I'm a huge fan of Founders, so I knew I had to give this one a try. It didn't disappoint - very authentic and very intense, sweet and fruity, perhaps a little too sweet and fruity for some but pleasant for me. I enjoyed it, and though it's certainly no NG Raspberry Tart, it's solid and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 03:47:43 | More by CrellMoset
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-25-2013 17:22:42 | More by Stinger80OH
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-04-2013 18:49:17 | More by Davepoolesque
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-16-2014 03:19:21 | More by Fettpopps
Photo of inlimbo77


4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, 6/6/13
Victory tulip

A: Pours a deep ruby color. White leading to light pinkish head. Tight bubbled. Leaves some lacing. Nice carbonation.

S: Fresh raspberries. Light ale yeast. Mostly getting the fruit coming through. There is some malt backing. Finish is slightly dry with lingering fruit.

T: Really full on raspberry. Very low on the IBUs is right. This is just full on fruit. Damn tasty. Nice slightly dry finish.

M: It's a light medium.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 17:58:02 | More by inlimbo77
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-06-2013 00:20:38 | More by zonker17
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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Glows soft red when back lit, holds a thin pinkish head.

Smell: Rich fleshy raspberries, tart and sweet.

Taste: Very fruity, the tartness is kept in check but very little "beer" flavor comes through, what does is a mild English pale.

Mouthfeel: Medium body slightly creamy.

Overall: A great fruity beer, full of flavor but not overwhelming, a bit sweet for a session, best to share.

Cheers to Illudium for the sample!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 02:14:59 | More by HardTarget
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-02-2013 17:57:57 | More by Burt
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3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A murky brown, red beer with a creamy head.

Smell is very sweet and fruity with some light woody notes. Also a kind of artificial fruit smell.

Taste is slightly tart and fruity with sweet raspberries, which appear to be a little artificial. There is also a light woody taste that makes me think it will be from the seeds of the fruit. Mouthfeel is sweet and sticky. Aftertaste is sweet, but dry. Nearing the end, this beer is starting to become more like a kriek than an artificial, sweet fruit beer and drinkability improves.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 08:44:17 | More by Absumaster
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-13-2014 20:50:24 | More by vonnegut21
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-24-2013 18:29:31 | More by MinorThreat
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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to krl2112 for sending this bottle! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Dark red - almost magenta - appears nearly opaque but is clear when held to light. Forms a thin light pink head with visible carbonation fairly low.

S: Sweet and fruity, with some grainy malt in the background (wheat and/or pilsner malt). Almost reminds me of a slightly tart fruit juice cocktail (raspberry cranberry juice?).

T: Sweet and mildly tart raspberries, again some wheat grainy and pilsner malt flavors, lightly tart with a moderately dry finish.

M: Medium body, a bit of a sticky mouthfeel, low alcohol presence and fairly low carbonation sensation.

O: Well, it's not going to be my favorite beer. But - it's really pretty good for a non-sour fruited beer, one of the better ones I've had. Recommended if you're in the mood for something a little different.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 04:31:32 | More by macrosmatic
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-29-2013 01:47:59 | More by Zach136
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-01-2014 18:40:48 | More by VeganUndead
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-16-2013 19:08:40 | More by mrebeka
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-23-2013 02:33:56 | More by jak
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-21-2013 20:21:33 | More by beergorrilla
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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy purple ruby with a foamy quarter inch lightly pink head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing.

Sweet raspberry, light grain and raspberry seed, and soft floral notes form the aroma.

Flavor is intensely raspberry throughout. Sweet initially, the profile turns tart mid palate and finishes almost with a cobbler-esque biscuit malt character, which is slightly dry. The more I drink of it, it does seem somewhat cloying. Herbal hop notes linger in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with zesty carbonation, and light alcohol warmth.

Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits. More beery than a new glarus or blushing monk, but the fruit is clearly dominant. I need to buy more of these!

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 20:06:33 | More by barczar
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-20-2013 04:11:58 | More by JRod1969
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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2013-07-03 in Columbia, PA

A - Reasonably clear dark red with a 1-finger light pink head that drops to nothing very quickly, leaving little lace.

S - Fresh sweet/tart raspberries and just a touch of malt.

T - Initial flavor is a balanced blend of malt and raspberry, quickly favoring the raspberry flavor. It's sufficiently sweet but has some offsetting tartness. The malt reappears so you know you are drinking a beer. Doesn't leave a cloying sweetness, thankfully. Very little bitterness.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Substantial, not overly syrupy.

O - It's a well-done fruit beer. I would've enjoyed a more tart flavor and finish. Easy to drink on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 21:52:20 | More by Tucquan
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-18-2011 19:20:53 | More by waiting4lunch
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-20-2014 06:24:23 | More by Howlader
Photo of orbitalr0x


4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the stubby bottle with stylish raspberry artwork a deep dark purple with hints of red...yes I said purple. A volumious three finger light pink head of bubbly foam rises up and has great staying power. A nice fresh raspberry jam aroma greets me along with lemon and light grain tones. Sweet and inviting.

First sip brings a nice pale maltiness that is highly accentuated by a natural raspberry lemonade flavor. The raspberry is not overpowering melding well with warm yeast tones. Good interplay between sweet and bitter. A very enjoyable fruit beer that does a good job of not going too overboard with the fruit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a rolling wall of dense carbonation. Quite effervescent. An easy drinking beer that would go down nicely poolside on a hot day. Another good one from Founders and a nice change of pace. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2005 02:46:44 | More by orbitalr0x
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-22-2013 23:10:20 | More by WanderingFool
Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
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