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:
685
For Trade:
13
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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 Montanabeerz
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap.
L: Red color with a wihte foam head.
S: Red berries. Citrus.
T: Raspberry , whine notes.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Must taste.

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Photo of Ferretferret
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this one as a nitro at a local bar. I can be a little polarized by these; any semblance of wine or sour fruit, and I can't stand a drop. Thankfully, this one was delightfully sweet, and no doubt greatly enhanced by its nitro nature. I'd definitely get it again.

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Photo of changhe1
4.74/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Taste - Sweet, smooth
Color - Red-ish
Smell - Raspberry note
Overall - Love this beer! Great taste and easy to drink.

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Photo of LeahK
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Red/raspberry clear color. Fruity and raspberry smell. Raspberry, light taste, tart finish.

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Photo of Fizzer
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like church wine with a lot of bubbles

Smells weird like beer and fruit and what the taste of sugar converted to a smell would smell like.

Tastes like Smirnoff ice with raspberrys and feels like the same. Carbonation is prickly like Smirnoff ice. It's sweet and sour and refreshing.

Not to bad if you're looking for something that has a pleasant taste that is sweet and quite refreshing.

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Photo of basicoutdoors
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magsmyth24
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I loved this beer because it was very fruity and easy to drink. It has a very dark color, raspberry smell, and taste was fruity and refreshing. I would recommend this beer!

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Photo of gtk1989
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChilliHeights
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tried one bottle and not a fan. Did not like the fruitiness of this beer. Good aroma and look but wasn't the beer that turns me on.

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Photo of norinco
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pontzie
4.84/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had a nitro version poured on draft. This is by no means at all the same as the bottled beer. The draft nitro is ttulyboutstanding

L: the nitro caused a beautiful fountain of bubbles as it settled. Unbelievably pretty. It took several minutes for the head to fully form and the cloudy body to resolve into a beautiful thick red sour. Truly a beauty.

S: powerful raspberries as one would expect. Sweeter than some sours. Bright and fresh scent

T: so this one evolved as I worked my way through the nitro pour. It was creamy and astounding at first. Towards the bottom of the glass it became a bit more flat and simplistic. I guess I took to long to savor this one and ended up with a less enjoyable beer at the bottom of the glass.

F: Again, the nitro pour made an enormous difference in the context of this beer. This was a phenomal feel at first. The creamy lightness of a cloudy sour amazed my palette.

O: really really tasty and enjoyable. A great way to turn anyone in to any addict of sour beers. This one will not only have you coming back for more, it will make you seek it more sours to compare it to.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Onenote81
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jbmarie
4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very impressed by this beer for a beginner female beer drinker. Fun to drink a beer that is an amber color with a slight deep pink to it. Definitely smelled just like raspberries and tastes like them too. The taste still contains some hoppiness and other subtle beer flavors; however, the raspberry comes through the most. Sweet, tart, smooth, refreshing, all while still tasting like a beer!

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Photo of mleidig
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Delicious summer beer, fresh raspberry taste.

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Photo of Kuges
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of omeliast
4.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Love the sweet raspberry flavors Founders puts in its Rubaeus!

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Photo of Curt3
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap, nitro, at Tilia, into a Fulton snifter....pour is absolutely perfect, a big 2 finger thick creamy egg-shell white head on top of clear pinkish red body...massive lacing and excellent retention. Smooth bready notes married to a tart fruity feel. The visuals were worth it...which is just as well because the rest is ok but nothing too special. I love raspberries and this does them justice though it doesn't really highlight or exploit any specific dimension of the fruit. This is good but there's just noting special going on with the yeast, etc. doesn't compare with some of the better uses of raspberry around: NG, for example.

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Photo of Maillard
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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