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:
3,525
Reviews:
757
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
691
For Trade:
13
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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TPZEM
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuyahoga
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OGBoozin
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tallshmo
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ilafan
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holderness
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaneBramage
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
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
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | 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 -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
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 -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of FrancisM12
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a sly transparency about it. Carbonation was almost seen rising to fill a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off super quick. There wasn't any lace.
The aroma covered sweet and tart portions of red raspberry up front. Some grainy/sweet wheat strolled in underneath.
The flavor was the red raspberries up front, sweet and tart, just like in the aroma. Aftertaste was the sweet and tart red raspberry.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate as projected by the brewer.
Overall, as a fruit beer, well, let's call it a Summer quencher, it works. But what's better what most people probably don't know is that if you use this as a "black & tan" with Founder's Imperial Stout, it's killer. You'll thank me later.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of durwood64
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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