Founders 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
Ratings:
3,524
Reviews:
757
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
692
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 3,524 |  Reviews: 757
Photo of qchic
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely bumped up on nitro! Helped the appearance for sure. Smell is on sweet raspberry (duh) and the flavor was actually enhanced by the nitro--it seemed to give the usually thinner fruit beer added dimension. Fun for a sample, even if it's not your usual fare.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Founders has captured the essence of a raspberry inspired ale. Appearance is light red with some head, and plenty of prickly carbonation that works well for this style of beer. Atom is very very fruity with raspberry, strawberry prominently on the nose. Taste starts out sweet with some refreshing balancing tartness, and finishes with a slight hop bite. Mouth feel is medium. Overall, a fantastic take on the style, that I wouldn't mind having on a sunny afternoon out on the patio, or barbecuing with friends.

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Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of datchethilbery
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a light pink tinged color with thin lazing
Raspberry tinged aroma gives way to a raspberry sweet highly effervescent beer. This was a fun one to share.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. can dated 03/09/16

Pours clear bright ruby red with a quickly receding frothy light pink head. Smells like fresh pure raspberries with a hint of malt underneath, and some slight grassy piney hop notes. Tastes pretty sweet, almost like a jolly rancher candy with bright raspberry juice, mild malty cracker undertones, and a slight earthy grassy pine finish. Feels light-medium bodied, creamy with low carbonation. Overall a nice, sweet and tart raspberry ale.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shradical
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrob22278
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndreRus
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DizzyMsLindsay
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jae61
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nmgreen
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeHo
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeauPreston
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pinkish red, like raspberries, with a raspberry-white chocolate head. Aroma is of fresh picked raspberries in a field of raspberries. Flavor is of raspberry jam, raspberry preserves, raspberry jelly, and a mouthful of raspberries right off the vine. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky but super drinkable. Overall: raspberries.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ogman
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puftdank
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love raspberry beers and this is one of my favorites. Some would say it is too sweet, but I love it. Strong raspberry on the nose, and in the taste. Excellent mouthfeel and overall excellent. As with other fruit beers, this is best drunk cold.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 3,524 ratings.
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