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:
758
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
691
For Trade:
13
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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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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

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 3,525 ratings.
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