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:
3,506
Reviews:
751
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
684
For Trade:
13
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Photo of Eammon1920
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jonbw
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBobber
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice ruby/garnet color with a finger of pink head that does last long.

Smells strongly of raspberry with a bit of bread in the background. The berry notes carry that bread over into something like a sweet Hawaiin bread.

Taste is like the smell. Strong raspberry presence with something like a bit of a wheat beer backbone in there.

Mouth is bubbly and a bit more thicker than some of the thinner raspberry beers. Finish is fairly crisp and the drink is very refreshing and crushable. Also no real lingering bitterness or tartness on the back of the throat.

Overall I find this to be a very tasty and refreshing drink of raspberry beer.Very nice of Founders to put this in a 9 pack as well. I took a gamble and bought a 9 pack for about $17, and I am glad I did. This was a hit with both me and the wife so that gives us each four and leaves one that we will just have to wrestle for!

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdwardIV84
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The fruit taste is something that seems like it would be refreshing and I have fallen for this many times during the warmer months. But other than the Honey Wheats its hard for me to get to surprised by a beer that doesn't really taste like beer but more like juice. Its probably the story you've heard a million times! Overall a semi-ok ale. + being in a can!

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

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMW66
3.12/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby red with minimal foam and lacing. Loads of raspberry smell on opening. Taste is great, very nice fruity beer, fresh raspberry flavors. light and crisp overall and very refreshing. This is what a fruity beer should beer, loads of flavor but not fake flavor, this tastes great and is a awesome beer.

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

It's a jewel of a fruit beer. The colors and smell are inviting, the taste is crisp, fresh and not too sweet. Although not a huge lover of fruit/sweet beers, this one is delightful and could easily lure me to indulging in again.

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Photo of Msshelle88
4.86/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of andrewh995
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cherry red with a white head. Smells of raspberries and tastes of very ripe and somewhat tart raspberries. Medium creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. This is a great fruit beer, probably one of the best I've had.

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Photo of heddar33
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful scarlet red color with white cap.

Aroma of sweet, tart raspberry. That's all but it's a more complex scent that just that. It seems to incorporate the fullness of ripe raspberries without any hint of artificial additives.

Taste is even richer than the aroma implies. Of the raspberry brews I've tried this one comes closest to nailing the essence of the berry somehow capturing both sweetness and tartness in near perfect balance.

Texture is light medium with balancing carbonation.

Outstanding effort here, others have tried, Founders has accomplished.

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Photo of zhupengl
4.74/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really like the berry taste of it, easy to access, really sweet

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Photo of mtemerowski
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer if you want something fruity. great overall flavor.
Look: Ruby red and clear. not a big head when poured.
Smell: Kind of wheatey with fruity notes. Raspberry specifically.
Taste: Super clean and dangerously east to drink. Definately tastes like raspberry but not overpowering.

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Photo of Zaybertooh
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of natgrimmer
4.61/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. This is my favorite founders beer. It has obvious notes of raspberry and other berries. It is a very smooth beer and I would recommend it to both men and women.

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Photo of slerche
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

yum, yum, yum. This beer is sweet, fruity and delicious. Yes, it may be a bit on the sweet side for many, but it was extremely refreshing and enjoyable.

It is a beautiful dark red, raspberry color, perfectly presenting the fruity, berry notes that come through the aroma and the taste.

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

Photo of beerguy04
4.93/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours red with a large white head that stays there. Smells like strawberry jam. Taste is the same way. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall this beer is delicious.

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Photo of meghan_erikson
4.94/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clear red pour with nice sized pinkish head that is quickly gone. Raspberry/fruity nose. Flavor is much the same with bit of citrus. Nice clean and refreshing finish.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 3,506 ratings.
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