Founders Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12oz draft served in a goblet at Holy Grale, Louisville, KY

A: A pure, ruby red that shimmers with highlights; small, pinkish head about a finger deep at its height.

S: Seductive, with tart raspberries balanced by some syrupy sweetness on the nose (imagine muddled raspberries with sugar in the bottom of a cocktail glass); reminiscent of homemade jam; slight vinous character, with the berry hints dancing alongside a musty note- that must be a hint of the wheat character underlying this beer.

T: Tart raspberry starts things off, followed by a rush of sugary sweetness (like a simple syrup); the combination of tart and sweet blends nicely with support from the malt backbone, with hints of caramel and a mild bready flavor; just the faintest suggestion of wheat comes through with a grainy flavor that is quickly swallowed by the lingering tartness of the raspberry carries into the short, crisp finish.

M: Crisp, refreshing flavors; sturdy carbonation is prickly on the tongue and cuts through the slickness to keep the proceedings light.

O: Drinkability is high on the charts, as the lower ABV content makes for a nice, easy drinking fruit beer. Not overly sweet but not puckering with tartness; a nice blend of fruity aroma and flavors with just enough of a malt/wheat presence to create a crisp, refreshing beer for all occasions. For a style of beer that is consistently maligned, Founders has concocted quite the pleasant surprise with this raspberry-infused beer. Would recommend for anyone who enjoys wheat beers or lambics – in my mind this seems to cut a middle ground between the two.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Ruby hued, with a short cap of white foam.
Aroma-Raspberry essence, faint malt note
Taste-Tart raspberry, malt sweetness, a bit undercarbonated. Refreshing and pleasant, though a bit sweet for my taste.

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