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:
3,453
Reviews:
746
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
662
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 3,453 |  Reviews: 746
Photo of StompingClover
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of mpalestino
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Bettyloug
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of byronic
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

I had high hopes for this brew and found a few on the shelf. Quickly grabbed it and put it in the fridge soon after. The pour met my anticipation, a nice clear cranberry red with medium carbonation. Unfortunately it went downhill from there. At first it tastes quite nice there's a definite raspberry presence with a tinge of tartness, however it quickly turns into cough syrup. The flavour is completely dominated by this medicinal quality. This returns after each taste but thankfully does not linger in the finish. The mouth feel is a bit slick and oily and leaves a finish again similar to cough syrup.

After reading a few reviews here it seems that I may have gotten a bottle from the "bad" batch. However I stick by my rating as this inconsistency seems common enough. I'd hesitantly be willing to give this another go.

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Photo of boyessen
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of JazziJeff88
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of BMos
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of brpendergast85
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of kidzord
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Hassler
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of beerforpresident
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of TheZzyzxScarecrow
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of lauries444
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of phthisis37
2.51/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Very deep ruby red color with small pinkish hue head. No head retention and weak lacing.
S - Smells like raspberry as expected. Smells very good.
T - Taste is off. First you get a hit of just "beer" taste. Then as that fades you get super sweet raspberry juice. The flavors just do not meld together until you drink enough of it but by then it is too late.
M - Light and fizzy not really in a good way. Almost like a sparkling fruit juice.
O - I say it is poor overall. If I am looking for a raspberry flavor like this I will go for a Lambic over this any day. This is similar to the Wild Red beer from AB.

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Photo of poluistor
2.53/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had high hopes this would be closer to a raspberry lambic, but it is bubble-gum soda sweet...

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Photo of oakman
2.53/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

To sweet and thick. Taste like addes syrup.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.55/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nrbw23
2.55/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Pours a nice bright red color with a pinkish colored head that fell quickly leaving just a bubbly layer and little lacing.

S- Very very fruity. Raspberries raspberries and more raspberries.

T- Again very fruity and that's about all I could pick up. Not over powering just follow your nose.

M- Light to medium. Not too bad at all maybe a little dry to the finish

D- I suppose for the style its pretty nice just not me type of thing. Too fruity for me glad I got to try it.

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Photo of ADZA
2.62/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Being a big raspberry fan I bought a four pack of these and already tried it and not liked it but thought I'd review it anyway and not suprisingly it's a raspberry hue with a one finger head and some nice lacing,the smell is raspberry lollies that's it,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated and on taste I have to make sure I'm not drinking cool drink its basically a big sweet mess of raspberries everything else has no chance of getting through the only taste I get is raspberry jam and raspberry lollies and overall if you like lollies and sweet stuff then sure try it but ill never drink this one again cheers.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.63/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Drank from the bottle, was offered one to try from my sisters husband, so I couldn't pour it.

Smelled fruity as the name would imply, not very much like an ale.

Tasted surprisingly tame, very raspberry flavor, but not too sweet or overpowering.

Had a nice feel to it, flavorful, full bodied.

Overall, for a fruit beer not too bad, not too strong in the fruit taste. Not my thing but it was okay.

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Photo of bashiba
2.66/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured bright pink with now head at all, lookes more like a wine cooler than a beer.

Smells like fresh tart raspberries.

Taste exactly like the smell, like raspberries, absolutely no standard beer flavors at all, no detectable malt, no hops, no yeast, just sweet and sour raspberries.

Mouthfeel is light and slightly slick

Overall the flavor isn't bad, but has absolutely no beer qualities, taste as much like beer as the Smirnoffs, Bacardi's, and Bartles and James of the world. I will avoid this one. The first let down I have had from founders.

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Photo of dreadnatty08
2.67/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a ruby red color. Very effervescent with a white soda pop foam that dissapates to nothing. Aromas are mostly filled with raspberries, some biscuit malt, and a little alcohol. Hmm, flavor is super sticky, super sweet and basically an alcoholic raspberry syrup. Hops aren't particularly detected, nor are any malts used. Carbonation is too low; I feel a fruit beer should be crisp and light. This is quite a dissapointment, I expected something better. Alcohol and raspberry Italian soda, move on.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 3,453 ratings.
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