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:
139
Gots:
662
For Trade:
13
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of JayKay412
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of jrb378
2.77/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A little bit too sweet.

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Photo of depiesdesjacobins
2.78/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap rubaeus tastes like a light wheat beer with notes of cherry poured over whipped cream. A pink color with a thick white head that lingers make this an interesting brew, but it falls short of feeling like the intended flavor profile is achieved

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Photo of Act25
2.79/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Almost a drain pour. I was not alone in disliking this beer among 3 fellow tasters.
Gave away the rest. I'm a huge fan of Founders.

A: Dark rosy pink hazed body with a wispy head that fades and no lace. No body.

N: Nose is raspberry soda.

T: Starts with a sweet syrup and much too much raspberry.The raspberry takes over. No bitterness, too much sweet. It lacks the sour, wild, funky, anything.... Its fruit juice.

F: To sweet and too much carbonation. It's soda.

Pass or drain pour. Good for flowers?

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Photo of goochpunch
2.8/5  rDev -28%

Pours out a hazy ruddy red. Head is slightly off-white to pink. Nose is raspberry candy. Flavor is raspberry, raspberry, raspberry. That's about it. Pretty sweet overall. The fruit contributes some tartness, but it isn't enough to balance the sweet. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky. I love raspberries, but this is a bit much to finish a 12 oz. I would like this in a 4 oz. serving as a digestif much better.

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Photo of PaleAleSean
2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Way too sweet yo yo

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Photo of chris826
2.83/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very sweet not really my style

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.84/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wild carmine pours like an eddy in a glacial river in a gully during the peak of summer. Wild torrents of bubbles spew forth. This is one of the most wild pouring brews I have ever seen. The bottle should have a warning label printed on it that says, “Pour really slowly into a really big glass,” because this brew explodes all over the place.

Smells kinda like cough syrup mixed with raspberry Kool-Aid and boatloads of NutraSweet.

Tastes pretty mediocre, very medicinal and too sweet, false, with too little fruit or substance.

Mouthfeel is thin and artificial.

Drinkability is fine but nothing special.

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Photo of KathyG
2.84/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overly sweet to the point where I couldn't finish the beer. Very disappointing.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
2.88/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tastes like raspberry soda. Too sweet. Not really beer.

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2.88/5  rDev -26%

Photo of pmcadamis
2.91/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I shared this one with my fiance since she loves the fruity stuff...

A - Deep rhubarb red with watermelon highlights. This is a beautiful shade of deep red that has a lot of different hues showing through. The head is a pink and fluffy cap that eventually goes away leaving a ring of bubbles around the collar. A net of fine lace slides down the glass.

S - Smells like a bowl of fresh raspberries with sugar piled on top. Reminds me a bit of Lindemans framboise, but without the acidity. I can detect a small amount of hops pulling through, which I really appreciate in a category that can be all about the fruit and not the beer.

T - Sour apple and tart raspberry are the first flavors to touch the tongue, along with a vague funky sour note. Again, hops show through and make this more of a beer lover's fruit beer than a girly candy treat. This has a neat funky earthy almost moldy mushroomy aspect that makes it a bit of balance, but does add some complexity.

M - Light bodied with some moderate carbonation. A bit slick and sugary.

D - A pretty good fruit beer that has a lot of complex and unique flavors. It's no lambic, but it's a decently drinkable fruit beer.

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