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3.88/5
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3,584 Ratings
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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:
#7,980
Reviews:
770
Ratings:
3,584
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.67/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of jwmoore
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OntheLambic
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is about raspberries. Pours a mixture of pink and yellow, soft white head 1/3". Aroma does impart raspberries, so that is good. Mild grain behind it.

Taste, hey like I said, its all about the raspberries. There is almost nothing else going on, seemed like they used a mild blonde ale malt base, and kept the hops out of the way. And then they just dropped all kinds of raspberry. Its really not that sweet. They went with just the fruit. Lots of carbonation on it. Could fit the refreshing descriptor, just depends what you're looking for. Still has a relatively dry presence in the mouth feel despite the use of fruit. I think they probably hit the mark they were shooting for when they made this beer.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Late Check-in of this beer from Town Center Tap House, Daleville, VA. July 1, 2014. Lost in the archives... Day of the unfortunate US loss to Belgium in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Photo of Manthon
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwarsenal9
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Helixoon
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Wizzman
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On nitro.

A - Massive creamy off white head with a ruby Amber color and no carbonation.

S - Caramel malt and raspberries. Has a little bit of a musty note.

T - Raspberries and light caramel.

M - Medium body and a little thin on the back end.

O - Sweer, but not overly sweet.

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Photo of MikePacheco12
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanex
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm surprised how much I like this. Based on the average score, which I will supersede.
Lovely red color and red tint to the head. 
Both the raspberry taste and aroma are pure raspberry pleasure. The nice supporting base helps cut down any acidic or sweetness. There seems to be a streak of hops in there too offering a soft bitterness and a bit of herbal taste. This if fully carbonated, which I don't mind with fruit beers. Also helps slow what would otherwise be a very easy and quick drink. 

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Photo of cindiwindi1025
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AColtonOfBeer
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdaniel723
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good for a fruit beer

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Photo of cmukid87
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of patre_tim
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cherry red with almost a hint of haze, little carbonation, and 2 fingers of pink head.

Smells of raspberries and hint of lager, malt, and yellow, fizzy beer.

Tastes of sweet, and bitter qualities, almost like artificial sugar. Then raspberries come in, and finally it ends with a pilsener maltiness.

Medium, slightly syrupy body, with moderately low carbonation.

Finally found this one today, Oct 24th, 2017, in Chiang Mai, where I am drinking it. Sweeter than I'd expected, a little weird, but I like the overall package somewhat.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottyshades
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goofster
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Space Pilgrin Episode 3. Raspberries profile fairly natural, specially in nose, but in long run it becomes a bit tiresome, with its acidity bothering in throat a bit

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Photo of Sara24
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Raspberry and cherry back flavors; lovely, light odor, not too bitter. The deep red color didn’t throw me off. I hoped for something richer but got the basics of fruit beer.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,584 ratings
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