Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #39
Ranked #16,984
3.88 | pDev: 12.11%
May 08, 2022
May 08, 2005
Very Good
Notes: This brew achieves its unique raspberry taste by the addition of only fresh raspberries at five seperate stages in the brewing process.
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3.73 by Cdips from North Carolina on May 08, 2022
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2.33/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by randelhall from Ohio

This beer takes pink. Strange flavor that is not quite raspberry but looks like pink sparkling wine. Flat with no real head and the second did taste better colder in the bottle instead of a slow pour into a glass. No recommendation here. Try Leinenkugel's® Berry Weiss since it is a better pour.

Apr 16, 2022
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by Kiiz

Bottled 11.19.21 11 is my lucky number but 4 month old beer isn’t usually lucky. Work in 12 hours put me in a bad mood so here we go.

L: cranberry juice, low white head. Legit looks like classy cranberry juice.
S: puke berries. Like gross.
T: smooth red berry taste. Actually kind of impressed. No medicine taste just a cranberry taste without the bitterness. Just surprisingly great. For what it is.
F: medium body, low if any carbonation, creamy. Very pleasant.
O: I don’t have much bad to say about it besides the smell. Definitely worth trying, not worth a 2nd try for most people but I bet some people would seriously love this brew. Ladies try this, men, u can live without.

Mar 22, 2022
3.99 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by bottom_ramen

Probably my favorite beer to date. Love the strong raspberry taste

Feb 13, 2022
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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jkh15 from Michigan

Really bright pink. Smells almost like cherry medicine; very floral and fruity. Smells bright and refreshing. Taste is really sweet. Tastes like fresh raspberries. Very little to make you think it’s a beer. Feel is light. Small bubbles and very refreshing.

Jan 15, 2022
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4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Whyteboar from Michigan

Poured a red-ish weak iced tea color and was topped with a pink (yes, pink) head. Not a lot of lacing.
The aroma was all about the raspberries, but as this is a raspberry ale, that makes perfect sense. They nailed the smell.
The taste, well, follows. Pure raspberry with *just* enough malt presence to keep it from being a hard soda.
Feel is surprisingly viscous - not syrupy but not thin. Really made me slow down and enjoy a bit.
OA, if you like the taste of Raspberries or fruited beers, give this one a try. If you don't, well, don't!

Dec 13, 2021
3.7 by Meddwol from Michigan on Dec 13, 2021
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

Smells & tastes like raspberries. Well hidden ABV. A good fruit beer.

Oct 14, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Grounder from Illinois

Lovely summer beer.

Oct 02, 2021
3.78 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Sep 02, 2021
3.86 by qweku on Jul 25, 2021
3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 16, 2021
3.77 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Jul 04, 2021
4 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio on Jul 03, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 4/19/21, so plenty fresh.

L---Clear, rich red color with a fluffy, light pink head. Head had good retention and left good lacing.

S---Well, raspberries.

T---Still raspberries. But it smells and tastes like real, fresh raspberries. A one trick pony, but it's pretty good at that trick.

F---Light/medium body with good carbonation.

O---A really nice one from a world class brewery. They absolutely hit what they were aiming for.

Jul 02, 2021
3.59 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Jun 29, 2021
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BucBasil from Rwanda

A: Poured from the 12 oz can into a pint glass. The beer is a dark red color that is clear when held to light. Head is foamy, off-white, and 2 fingers with moderate retention.

S: Sugary raspberry jam with a bit of bread and pie crust to hold it together. Not complex, just fruitiness and a bit of pie. Not that that's a bad thing...

T: A bolder, juicer flavor than I was expecting. This isn't quite in your face but the taste is all raspberry all the way through and has a lot of character. There is a certain something holding it together, so it's not just juice and it's not a sugary mess.

Overall: More elevated and drinkable than I thought. I was picturing a sort of lambic, but this is not tart at all. It has a pleasant juiciness to it, and it feels like a nice summer drink.

Jun 17, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

Outstanding beer but you have to get the nitro tap. Bottles and cans do not do this beer justice. Smooth mouthful. Amazing taste.

May 15, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Pours dark pink with an off-white head. Faint fieldberry on the nose. The taste is sweet/tart raspberry with a nice malty background. You can tell that this is real raspberries and not just flavouring. A nice summertime quencher.
June 24 2021

May 08, 2021
3.75 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger (also available there on 355 ml bottles). Red colour, thin off-white head. Strong and lovely aroma of ripe raspberries and raspberry flowers. Medium sweet flavour, distinct notes of raspberries throughout, refreshing. Nice fruit beer.

Apr 17, 2021
4.45 by mcplant from New York on Apr 06, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by TerryW from Canada (ON)

Fruity and beery enough in good measure, so if you're gonna drink fruit beer this one is suited to the job. Raspberries properly the flavour the beer, but is maybe not solid enough on the nose. Pale pink, not much by way of a head or lacing. Drink this if you like raspberries. Simple and tasty is what it is about.

Mar 30, 2021
4.13 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Mar 22, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by TomQBigBeerGuy from Michigan

Clear pour with pink and raspberry tone. Impressive white head with light pink shade. Lacing was good. Aroma was nothing crazy, but with tad hints of raspberry. Most likely due to puree mix. The taste was dominated by raspberry, but not overwhelming. I also tasted tart and malt. Moderate carbonation with light body. Surprising smooth. Only 15 IBU and reasonably priced. Fruit beers are easy to mess up, but the overall balance presented well for me.

Mar 09, 2021
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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Iamaskier from Idaho

Raspberry red, not much of a head. Smell is muted— strawberry, apple, a watery softness. Taste follows— raspberry, strawberry, apple, light sourness on the finish. As I drank it, it seemed to get a bit more syrupy. Feel is nice, moderately carbonated.
If I had a sip of this blind I might guess that it was a raspberry soda. It’s good for sure, but I’m left wanting a bit more complexity from it.

Mar 08, 2021
3.3 by Sinister from New York on Feb 21, 2021
4 by uncleotis from Illinois on Dec 29, 2020
3.42 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Dec 29, 2020
4.06 by BigIronH from Michigan on Dec 09, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by misteil from Ireland

look: big frothy light pink head, beer is a lovely clear ruby red colour, good levels of carbonation in the beer.

smell: lovely fresh fruit aroma, raspberry, obviously, some cherry, white bread malt, biscuit, hint of citrus fruit, sweet of course, smells good.

taste: all raspberry really, some malt flavour, white bread and biscuit, also some citrus fruit, and cherry, hint of caramel, really sweet, nice enough, just a little one dimensional.

feel: light to medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, little watery, drinkable enough, refreshing.

overall: nice enough beer here, good just use a little more character and depth of flavour maybe, but it’s still pretty nice

Nov 26, 2020
3.46 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Nov 11, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Viaduck from California

Reddish-burnt orange color with minimal head. Aroma: not very strong scent of berries. Sweet/slightly tart. Very pleasant flavor, very berry & raspberry & wheat. Ample carbonation. Overall, very tasty.

Nov 06, 2020
4.59 by BeautifulTaste from Michigan on Oct 28, 2020
4.08 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Oct 17, 2020
3.9 by HardyA34 from Michigan on Oct 11, 2020
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3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by andypeters1971 from Georgia

Much more raspberry if not even raspberry soda than beer. If there is any beer taste underlying the raspberry flavor, I don't detect it at all. Would much rather it have at least a little bit more beer character to it

Sep 25, 2020
3.96 by Danzifer from Ohio on Sep 24, 2020
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