Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit and Field 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
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#14,455
Reviews:
798
Ratings:
3,687
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
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Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tylerjin
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnDon
3.09/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kreg02
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like cherry soda, candy red, thin film of bubbles on top
Raspberries
Raspberries, booze, something that reminds me of lemon-scented cleaning product
Medium-light body, coats the tongue. Dry
It's a novelty for sure but the taste isn't as bad as that of most fruit beers

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Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of desint
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slight flavors of everything, tartness, beer, sweet, and tang. Would be a good entry fruit beer.

Taste rating in words: it's skinkling on a sunny day.

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Photo of beertunes
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into 14oz tulip. Poured a clean, clear light red color, with just a thin cap of white head that had low retention and light lace.

The aroma leads with berry, but there's a nicely solid grain base in the background. Similar on the tongue,with berry leading the front and the malt owning the back.

The body was a bit fuller than I would have liked, a bit lighter would have improved drinkability. Overall, a pretty nice brew.Worth your time if you see it.

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Photo of ALLMUCH
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Walnutted
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMH73
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish color with a half inch light pink head that dissipated fairly quickly and leaves numerous spots of lacing. Smells of raspberries and a hint of malt in the background. Tastes like raspberry juice, on the sweet side, very little tartness with some malt and wheat. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly dry mouth feel.

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Photo of dafla67
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JunctionCat
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light pale red, mild aroma but big deep flavour and depth. The fruit is not candy-like but not timid either, Sourness is very low but enough to e=keep the sweet, fruity notes in check. Its still drinks like a beer, and a good one.

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Photo of brewale4me
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours reddish with a pinkish head
Aroma: fruity raspberry cereal
Taste: tart raspberry fruity Sweet
Mouth feel: Medium bodied tangy tardiness
Overall this is a solid alternative for summertime drinking. I am glad I bought a case.

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Photo of Krusader
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,687 ratings