Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #35
Ranked #17,283
3.88 | pDev: 12.11%
Apr 03, 2023
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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Rated: 4.1 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 03, 2023
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Reviewed by BiologyBob from Texas

4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
It smell like a raspberry. That is a very good thing. The head is thin and white, and the ale looks pink with bits of raspberry in it. It is a bit sweeter on the flavor, as I favor sour in a fruity ale, but it is not too sweet.
Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3 by AbeO

Feb 25, 2023
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I got a bottle of this beer of this beer from a Christmas gift basket that my Sis ans BRAH-in-law bought for me. It poured a clear pinkish amber with thin white ring head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had beautiful Raspberry notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tart berry presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by FredTetusky1952 from Michigan

Dec 30, 2022
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Reviewed by xmanden from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Smells very raspberry and fruity. Taste like sweet and tart raspberry with a nice balance between the sweet and tart. There’s a slight yeast taste in the finish. This is more like a cider than a beer but not bad.
Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 3.32 by Zopiac from Michigan

Oct 25, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Sep 09, 2022
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got a nitro draft from City Tap in a pint glass with a finger of white nitro head on top. Smells mildly of raspberries. Very pink color. Taste is excellent, only mildly sour, a little sweet, and lots of raspberry flavor. Light bodied with a very creamy nitro texture. Excellent nitro tap.
Sep 01, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Smurf jizz, not beer.
Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by 2beerdogs from California

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 13, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Jun 27, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by Cdips from North Carolina

May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by randelhall from Ohio

2.33/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
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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Reviewed by Kiiz

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.99 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2022
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Rated by bottom_ramen

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Probably my favorite beer to date. Love the strong raspberry taste
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by elderflowerfog from Missouri

Feb 02, 2022
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Reviewed by jkh15 from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.7 by Meddwol from Michigan

Dec 13, 2021
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Rated by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Smells & tastes like raspberries. Well hidden ABV. A good fruit beer.
Oct 14, 2021
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Rated by Grounder from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Lovely summer beer.
Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Sep 02, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by qweku

Jul 25, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Jul 03, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.59 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2021
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Rated by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.75 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
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