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Founders Rübæus (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified


    I'm not sure how many of you had this back in 2008, but I was not pleased when they discontinued it. I was stoked when they announced it's return. Had it on tap back in January and took a growler of it home as well. Still just as I remembered, and easily my second favorite fruit beer (Blushing Monk being #1), as well as an overall favorite.
    Hanby, jaxon53, CreightonSM and 15 others like this.
  2. phishbfm

    phishbfm Advocate (620) North Carolina Dec 4, 2010 Verified

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  3. a74gent

    a74gent Savant (440) Massachusetts Mar 16, 2010 Verified

    Excited about this...had it when I was just getting into craft and moved to Michigan...and then it went away!
  4. papaholmz

    papaholmz Savant (250) South Carolina Nov 7, 2012 Verified

    I hope it's not as mediocre as Cherise.
  5. Pissed about Cherise but excited to try Rubaeus
    Cubieblu likes this.
  6. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

    Pumped for this beer!
  7. BradStokley

    BradStokley Savant (430) Maryland Jan 19, 2013 Verified

    I read somewhere that there is a man law against fruit beers.
    Robyn, Uniobrew31, FUNKPhD and 7 others like this.
  8. wrong "beer forum"^
  9. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Champion (905) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    Do want. Looking forward to it. Does anybody know if it comes in 12oz bottles, though?
    CellarGimp likes this.
  10. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Savant (370) Michigan Mar 13, 2009 Verified

    That is a 12 oz bottle
  11. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Advocate (535) North Carolina Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    Can't wait for this one
  12. trxxpaxxs

    trxxpaxxs Champion (815) New York Mar 5, 2010 Verified

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  13. Read that as Founders Reuben. I'm sure you can imagine my excitement at first.
  14. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    Is the picture not loading for you?
    EricDu likes this.
  15. Dracarys

    Dracarys Savant (335) Alabama May 28, 2013

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  16. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Champion (905) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    It is -- but that dude must have tiny hands or something. Looks big to me, even with the short neck.

    Edit: Holding my empty Double Trouble bottle the same way he is against the screen ... still looks bigger than 12oz. I wish I could say I'm drunk, but I'm not.
  17. Drucifer

    Drucifer Advocate (555) Illinois Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    That only applies to Summer Shandy/Shock Top
  18. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (355) Michigan Dec 9, 2008 Verified

    I agree 100%. Looks like the Sierra Nevada Hemisphere bombers.
    KFBR392, basickness, kemoarps and 5 others like this.
  19. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (840) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    sounds good.

    i had cerise on tap a few months back, and it was surprisingly sour cherry like. in the bottle it just tasted like a bland, syrupy beer.
  20. Gunch43

    Gunch43 Savant (355) Pennsylvania Jan 15, 2010 Verified

    Had this on draft on Sunday. Damn good.
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  21. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    I only came in here to mention this. You beat me to it :(
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  22. mikecharley

    mikecharley Advocate (545) Pennsylvania Nov 6, 2008 Verified

    Is that picture a small hand, or a big bottle?
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  23. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Advocate (740) Illinois Apr 9, 2012 Verified

    I agree. I was not impressed with Cerise, especially compared to NG Belgian Red. I hope Rubaeus tastes better.
  24. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Champion (905) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    I've come to the conclusion that the bottle he's holding isn't 12oz ... the neck seems a bit longer, and the curvature when it meets the body is different than the Double Trouble bottle I have. Like the guy above said, it looks like a Harvest-like bomber.
  25. Dracarys

    Dracarys Savant (335) Alabama May 28, 2013

    It's a 12 oz. The person holding it is a woman.
  26. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Savant (370) Michigan Mar 13, 2009 Verified

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  27. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Champion (905) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    Founders said on FB that it's a 12oz bottle.

    Like I sort of figured, it's because the girl holding them has child hands.
  28. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Savant (430) North Carolina Jan 7, 2010 Verified

  29. I'll give it a try. It isn't making my mouth water but I'm sure it will be refreshing.
  30. Mattco

    Mattco Savant (260) Illinois Jun 5, 2011

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  31. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    Rübæus is a 12 oz bottle, sold in 4 packs, just like Double Trouble before it, Curmudgeon before that, etc. I will admit though that the bottle in that picture looks disproportionately large.

    Didn't you guys hear? That's the winter Backstage release for this year.
  32. fishtremble

    fishtremble Savant (255) Michigan Jan 18, 2010 Verified

    Missed my chances at this in the past but will definitely put effort forth to acquire some this time around. Sounds like a perfect beer for the old lady and I to enjoy while floating around in the pool if Michigan can experience summer for longer than days at a time this year.
  33. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    Stoked for this one, a solid brew indeed.
  34. ChadlyG

    ChadlyG Aficionado (155) Michigan Oct 9, 2011

    Rubaeus >>> Cerise
    willth likes this.
  35. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    OK, this is exciting. I am still on the search for a decent fruit beer. This seems promising.

    (drinking a Cantillon rose de gambrinus tomorrow... My quest continues.....)
  36. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,120) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Verified

    Queue the Rübæus vs Raspberry Tart thread?
  37. riemster

    riemster Advocate (710) Ohio Mar 17, 2011 Verified

    Had this in Philly at a Founders event. Was good. Glad to hear I can maybe get a bottle.
    dar482 likes this.
  38. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Savant (300) New Jersey Jan 2, 2013 Verified

    can't wait for the winter release of founders reuben!
  39. c64person

    c64person Advocate (525) North Carolina Mar 20, 2010 Verified

    Going to go try it on tap tomorrow and have had plenty of Raspberry Tart, I will report back but I am thinking that Raspberry Tart is going to be hard to beat!
    westcoastbeerlvr, Benish and Ri0 like this.
  40. VTMoondog

    VTMoondog Aficionado (180) Vermont Apr 14, 2013

    Really looking forward to this beer!!!!!