Founders Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus
BA SCORE
73.8%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 3,552 Ratings
Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus
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:
#7,350
Reviews:
761
Ratings:
3,552
Liked:
2,620
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
12.37%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
705
Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,552 |  Reviews: 761
Photo of Harrison8
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a plump raspberry color with a 1 cm white with a twinge of red head. Head retention is moderate-poor with no lacing left behind. Aroma is very much raspberry, so much so it is tough to pick up other notes. It does have a bit of a puckering-power, lactic twinge. The flavor profile is all raspberry with a bit of malt to make it a little more bold. While it is simplistic in its number of overarching notes, the raspberry flavor does develop throughout the dynamic of the beer. An initial sip is sweet, before fading into a twangy tang sensation and finishing tart and a tad lactic sour. Certainly nothing sour enough to nuke any taste buds. Just a nice zap on the end to make a statement. Mouth feel is smooth, velvety, easy to drink, and slightly filling. An overall medium-thick consistency keeps the texture feeling bold. Overall, it's a great beer. While the raspberry aspect is certainly different, it is done well and kept in balance.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of gruves33
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stanale
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.76/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of antman27
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HuntDaddy540
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 911CROFT
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle into a tulip. Paid £3.75 for a single bottle.

Pours a translucent, dark amber-red body, that when held to the light shows a modest amount of fine, visible carbonation. A two-finger in height, foamy, white head reduces quickly to a thin cap and collar, leaving small amounts of soapy lace on the glass.

Sweet, jammy, raspberry puree-like profiles dominate the inviting but relatively simple nose. Traces of malted wheat and earthy hops are faintly perceptible underneath, but undoubtedly play only a supporting role in the overall aroma. Taste follows suit, leading in much the same way with fresh juicy raspberries and a mixture of raspberry and strawberry jam-like sweetness upfront. Lightly bready malts become apparent around the mid-palate, while at the same time, raspberry profiles transition from sweet and fruity to mildly tart, tangy and faintly acidic. In the mouth, a medium to full body and moderately lively carbonation give a reasonably smooth and slick feel, despite starting a tad syrupy. Towards the end, hints of hop bitterness and earthy, seed-like nuttiness provide excellent balance to the initially sweet start, somewhat redeeming the mouth-feel by finishing, clean, crisp and slightly dry.

Overall this is a very good beer. The body could be slightly lighter, and as expected, taste is predominately dominated by the added fruit. Unlike many in the style however, it does capture a natural flavour, balancing both sweet and tart raspberry profiles incredibly well, and contains enough complexity to maintain interest without effecting drinkability. Recommended.

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Photo of Nomis
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of petrusek23
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks goes out to the sultan of canned beer, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark pinkish/violet color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of raspberries. Taste is raspberries, tart, yet some sweetness as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of corywalston
3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayKay412
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light and tasty. Great beverage for the beach. The color is an icky Champale pink. The smell is sweet like a raspberry soda. The taste is SUPER sweet, but with enough bitterness to balance it without being nasty bitter.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I look forward to every spring and summer for this great brew. Founders consistently has some of the best beers around and this is another gem in their yearly hoard.

A fruit beer that has just enough tang and flavor to keep you coming back for more.

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Photo of mlockman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Holy smokes, this beer is tart. The flavor is all raspberry, and while refreshing on a hot day, it lends itself more to sipping than anything else on account of its intense flavor. That being said, I was glad I only bought a single bottle: one was most certainly enough for me.

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Photo of Jtrigonis
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Founders Brewing Co snifter

A: Pours vibrant ruby reddish pink with a frothy pink-ish white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Sweet juicy raspberry dominates, a little lactic tartness, and some light crackery malt.

T: Big sweet raspberry, countered with a little lactic tartness, tart cherry, faint very mild funk, a hint of citrus, and a little crackery malt.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, can feel a bit syrupy.

O: Maybe just a bit on the sweet side, but a very nice raspberry beer.

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

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.8% out of 100 with 3,552 ratings
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