Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,028
Reviews:
792
Ratings:
3,667
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, canned on 06.21.18... poured into a Gibraltar glass)

L: crystal-clear ruby liquid; huge stand of pink-tinged foam building up above the rim of the glass; thin collar remains, scattered islands of lace

S: ridiculously raspberry; maybe some malt in the background - not much else to say... powerful, redolent, not boozy; doesn't convey too much impending sweetness

T: rich, dense raspberry that doesn't hit too sweet, backed by a brawny, relatively dry malt foundation which flashes a little caramel in the finish... aftertaste is relatively dry, with raspberry essence and a dried pumpkin stem note (flavor and vegetal bitterness) lightly lingering... second sip reveals a more jammy quality to the raspberry; back end dryness opens up more in the back of the palate, though a peppery, almost cinnamon-like phenolic note builds

F: light-medium bodied, very soft carbonation; mild bit of warmth let off in back of palate, with a very subtle peppery burn (or is that more a flavor?)... any viscosity hangs in the front of the palate; back end has more a sensation of having taken Binaca, but don't want to overstate that feeling... very easy drinking

O: noteworthy if not interesting or exotic brew, glad I finally got around to trying it... I could see having this again; interested to try the nitro version, but it could be a watery slop

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Photo of bongobeer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dhannes
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is nearly red with some amber tones, head is white with very fine bubbles and presents about 1/2 inch thick, head dissipates to thing ring along the glass.

Smell is nearly all raspberry but some hints of lighter wheat malt or bread are present.

Taste is similar with raspberry heavy flavors, a bit sweeter than expected, touching on syrup like but then it dries out some. Light bready malt noted.

Mouthfeel is on the sweet side, light tart component, dries out a bit on the end but there is a strong lingering raspberry flavor.

Overall an intense fruit beer and the freshness of the raspberry flavor is impressive, light beer like qualities.

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Photo of drtth
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The lightly hazed reddish colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/4”” light pink head that recedes fairly soon to a patchy irregular ring of foam on the sides of the glass, a small ring of foam on the surface and a thin irregular island of foam in the center. Sipping creates a couple of arches and lots of tiny patches and legs of lacing, some of which slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas are filled with lots of fresh raspberry, some of which is noticeable upon opening the bottle even before the pour begins. In addition to the raspberry there’s some light wheat and malt in the background.

Not surprisingly the flavors are mostly about the raspberry and the smooth, lightly tart sweetness of fresh raspberries. There’s also some wheat and malt in the background but no real sign of any hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and slightly prickly, almost creamy, from the finely bubbled moderate carbonation. The long finish begins as the well controlled raspberry flavor and its tartness and sweetness begins to fade allowing the malt and wheat to temporarily show a bit more. The grains too begin to recede and leave a dry, light raspberry flavored slightly tart ending that goes on and on.

Overall I quite enjoyed this beer and expect to be having it again. The tartness and sweetness are in good balance, the beer is neither too tart nor too sweet. It would make a good aperitif or digestive as part of a beer-dinner. Definitely worth trying if you like raspberries and/or fruited beers. Part of what impressed me most about this beer is that the aromas/flavors remind remind me so strongly of eating a bowl of fresh raspberries as part of breakfast or some other meal.

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Photo of RomanOstrich
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ64
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lwillitz
2.97/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12-oz can into craft glass

A - enormous head of light pink over a transparent body of raspberry red; low visible carbonation; looks unlike a beer

S - raspberry

T - raspberry juice; decent balance of sweet/tart/bitter (a little on the sweet side); tastes more like a soft drink or wine cooler than a beer

M - medium body, medium carbonation

O - more of a soft drink / wine cooler than a beer; just not my thing, I suppose

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Photo of Spaten454
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chocolatefreak
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best tasting raspberry beer that I have tried. Great job Founders!

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Photo of TheilerW
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeeradleyDale
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyLord
2.55/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Ddeck212
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of danielblue3825
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueKurenai
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of George2744
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a raspberry red with a thin pink head. Fairly strong raspberry taste, one of the better fruit flavored beers I've had to date. Fairly carbonated and light-medium feel.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice ruby red color. Around a medium body as well as carbonation. Aroma is raspberry,raspberry jam,followed by a slight bit of malt , mixed berry,and a little fliral. Taste is raspberry,there's a little yeast,some malt, tart candy,and a lot more raspberry. They did manage to make it still taste real and not artifical, flavor comes off really enjoyable. The raspberry jam taste is a little sweet which is the only fault but overall I thought it was a great beer

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Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,667 ratings