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 tedho21
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hossst
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jldoyle89
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a 9-pack of cans. Smell is definitely raspberries, and so is the overall taste. Taste is very consistent, tart, and full of raspberries-- the beer finished with a strong fruity aftertaste but was nicely carbonated. This might be one of those beers that should sit a few weeks before trying, as the overall impression of this beer is a very tart, and long lasting taste.

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Photo of 8444dodgers01
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Ruby red in color. Minimal head. Very thin collar. Aroma is raspberry. Thin body. Taste like fresh raspberries. Feels like a gose style. The finish is long and fruity. This beer is a great, refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TPZEM
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep scarlet red with pink foam - just not much of it. What is in the glass, however, sticks around for a while before mellowing out. Plenty of carbonation that just keeps rising from the bottom of the glass - but not overly so. Smells of some wheat or corn notes, but mostly raspberries. Drinks the same. Light body in statue, but sits well on the tongue. Slightly tart and mostly raspberries. Very little bitterness towards the end of the swallow, but that raspberry flavor just sticks around forever. Overall, an excellent fruity beer. Not a beer to have all the time, but in this kind of weather (96 and muggy!), this is excellent to cool down to.

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuyahoga
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OGBoozin
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tallshmo
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ilafan
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holderness
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Well aerated pour out of the can produces a two-finger light-pink head that actually has some retention. Lovely, ruby-hued body.
S -- Raspberries. Maybe a little wheat?
T -- Sweet raspberries upfront, with hints of wheat, lemon, and just a bit of hoppy herbals
F -- Light and refreshing. Medium+ carb.
O -- Reminds me a lot of Sam Smith's Cherry Fruit Beer. Basically a spiked fruit spritzer. Great as a summer refresher

80/100

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Photo of mmellow12
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaneBramage
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet glass. Pours cloudy pink/amber color with medium head. Smell is raspberry, bread and malt. Taste is light ale with raspberry flavor, yet heavier than a lambic or other fruit-tinged beer, with just the slightest hint of bitterness. I was a little apprehensive about this beer due to other Founders offerings being so tasty, but this was refreshing. Honestly I still prefer Mosaic and Azacaa over Rubaeus, but that's a minor complaint.

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Photo of brenn79
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can- Pours clear ruby red with a light pink head that retains nicely. The aroma is raspberries, real and genuine. The taste is similar, raspberry, other fruits, fruity without being too sweet. Very solid.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm surprised how much I like this. Based on the average score, which I will supersede.
Lovely red color and red tint to the head.
Both the raspberry taste and aroma are pure raspberry pleasure. The nice supporting base helps cut down any acidic or sweetness. There seems to be a streak of hops in there too offering a soft bitterness and a bit of herbal taste. This if fully carbonated, which I don't mind with fruit beers. Also helps slow what would otherwise be a very easy and quick drink.
Thanks Jason K.

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

Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can from a 9 pack bought at work. Aroma is raspberry, grain, SweeTarts. Hazy pink pour with a medium pinkish-white head with great retention and some lace. Taste has a high level of sweetness, stopping just short of cloying, and it has a medium level of tartness, all a bit like throwing a handful of ripe raspberries in your mouth. It's better than the majority of fruit beers out there, but it's not at the very top of that style.

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Photo of RDW
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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