Founders Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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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
Ranking:
#8,232
Reviews:
772
Ratings:
3,593
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Calypso
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So rating this beer was difficult. I don't have anything to compare it to so I really had to look at it on its own merits. It's a very distinctive beer.

A - A lovely ruby color, cloudy, with one and a half fingers of foamy white head.
S - Raspberries in a big way. It smells a lot like raspberry jam, with maybe a hint of some pine resin (?). I found myself just smelling it, it was that good.
T - Tart raspberry, with maybe a hint of citrus (oranges?). Not as sweet as it smells, but still quite sweet. Unlike other offerings in the fruit beer category, this one doesn't taste like they added fruit syrup, but rather brewed the beer with lots of fruit. It was a surprising taste, but once I got over my initial shock I enjoyed it a lot.
M - Again, wonderfully done. High carbonation (almost fizzy), with medium body. Lingering tartness from the raspberries.
O - This isn't a beer I would normally go for (fruit beers that is), but once again Founders proves that they can make anything awesome. I really, really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of TonyJ815
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jegross2
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of rye_so_serious
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of MattGrimley
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of jhillwastaken
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of TheDoak
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of NickyDee21
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Braden
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Unique pomegranate color with a 1/2-finger head
S: Just like a raspberry smoothie
T: This has a nice sourness to go along with the fruit, quite tasty
M: Somewhat thin but crisp, noticeable carbonation
O: Not sure I could drink several of these in a row but this is quite tasty & could definitely also have some great uses in the kitchen when cooking in place of Chambord

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Photo of Horbar
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MITCHELLMPLS
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of HRamz3
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of TerrapinX
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of roadhouse
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think they have obviously tweaked this one since I last had it in 2008. I remember it being an orangish color and only tasting faintly of actual raspberry. Well now it is much darker and actually dark red in color, and it actually tastes like an explosion of raspberries! The aroma is nice but slightly faint, all raspberry. The taste is like the aroma only it is stronger. Great beer and I'll be picking up a full 4 pack next time I'm at the store!

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Photo of mverity
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft at Proof. Great rosy red color. Aroma of sweet berries, some dry straw, a faint bready presence and a touch of citrusy hops as well. Taste is mostly the berry, but I also got some of the hops and dry biscuit along with the berry in the finish. I will definitely drink more of this as the summer winds down.

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Photo of Hessian257
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

A- Amber colored body with lots of ruby red and pink colors coming through. Head sits on top as a fizzy pale pink color. Light comes through somewhat, but it's not completely transparent.

S- Raspberries come through very nicely, creating a berry jam aroma. Not much else going on, but it smells pleasant.

T- Lots of sweet berry flavor. Fresh raspberries come through in full force.

M- Fizzy, almost soda-like carbonation. Lingering sticky-sweet aftertaste.

O- Just as advertised, huge raspberry flavor. A very fruity beer, but does what it tries to do.

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Photo of Bubba569
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of mj81
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of scottwurst
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,593 ratings
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