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
Ranking:
#9,709
Reviews:
788
Ratings:
3,658
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 3,658 |  Reviews: 788
Photo of csmrx7
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lanoke12
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coho11
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap is the best, cans not so much

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Photo of Efoley46
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can from Brewers Haven. Beautiful pour into a Lindeman's flute. dark amber/ ruby tinges, light pink head. Fruity, berry aroma. Taste is also fruity, raspberries, and brings some tartness, and bit of dryness. Bright and crisp, sweet and tart. Really nice.

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Great-tasting fruit ale with just the right amount of raspberry. Creamy head and great dark red color. Notes of malt biscuit and wheat, never too sweet and finishes light and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. The nitro version on tap was significantly more enjoyable than the bottled version.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not usually a raspberry beer fan, but this is the best I've ever had. More raspberry flavor than any other I've tried and bursting with fruitiness. Still a bit too sweet though.

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Photo of hairnic
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvmar
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled Oct 2017. Poured into chalice.

Pour: ruby red as you would expect. Very small head but nice lingering collar and some lacing. Really pretty.

Nose: ah, raspberry, some more raspberry. But not overpowering.

Taste: for this win Michigan, think Faygo Red Pop. Dead ringer with ever so slight alcohol. Good for what it is.

Feel: highly carbonated, like Red Pop. Clean taste.

Overall: I’m no expert on fruit beers but I like this for an occasional drink. Enjoying it with Mexican food. Would also be good next to a pool. Not sure how to rate it but definitely worth a try if you’re inclined.

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Photo of TheGeneralG13
4.77/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing brew. Not to fruity not fake fruit either...you can taste its made with the real deal. Not sour like mixed beverages.This beer ROCKS and is PERFECT for those summer days or nights......or any time to be honest.

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Photo of benros222
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gdobber
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ruby red with a pinkish white frothy head.
smell: sweet, musty raspberry. malt like a malt wine like boones farm. smells fresh though
taste: sweet, very sweet. tastes like a raspberry malt wine. some bitterness on the end like grapefruit
feel: a bit bubbly. heavyish for being so fruity.
Overall: good to have every once and a while, can't see drinking more than one at a time.

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Photo of Demi
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Jmohring
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Red w/ slight amber. Beautiful clarity; just barely cloudy. Not much head
S: Light, malty, slight raspberry,
T: Strong acidic raspberry bite initially. Raspberry flavor lasts just long enough to not be overpowering. Mellows to malt, wheat. Slightly sweet throughout.
F: Medium, subtle carbonation that helps lighten thicker body.
O: Very good as far as fruit beers/fruit-infused beers go. The raspberry beers that I've had have all been too overpowering with the raspberry flavor, but this beer has a strong raspberry flavor that doesn't linger and makes you want to keep drinking it.

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

Had this one more times than I can count. If you're a fan of fruit ales, it's famn near perfection. Full of both tart and sweet raspberry goodness with a bready malt to compliment and a floral finish. One of the few ales I've had that I like on nitro as much as out of the bottle.

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Photo of TheAce
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnverduin
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

1L howler from Sherbrooke Liquor store, part of a Founders mini-tap takeover this past weekend. I'll have to investigate what the name means later.

This beer pours a clear, medium reddish amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy pale pink head, which leaves some decent broken cobweb lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of raspberry cream pie - the berries, semi-sweet caramel malt, and lactose - with just a touch of earthy, musty, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, raspberry puree, raspberry jam, mildly tart fresh raspberries, and more well understated earthy, leafy, and musky floral raspberries (uh, I mean hoppiness).

The carbonation is fairly restrained in its lackadaisical frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and essentially smooth. It finishes off-dry, the malt starting to finally catch up to the still heady raspberry fruitiness.

Overall - this is one fruit beer that certainly delivers the goods, as it is raspberry confection all the way, without ever getting too sweet and/or cloying. Refreshing, and pretty easy to put back, as a bit of snow starts to melt on a surprisingly temperate early March afternoon.

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

Photo of Spike
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can.
L: Dark red and clear. Two fingers of pink, bubbly head collapses quickly and leaves a couple of spots.
S: Ripe, warm raspberries.
T: 100% raspberry. A hint of sweetness up-front then mouth-coating, rich, tart raspberry flavours.
F: Medium/light body, some carbonation with a long, dry finish.
O: I will admit I’m not usually a fan of fruit beers. But I understand and appreciate the appeal of this brew. The raspberry flavour is rich and natural tasting. Works well served a little warmer on this late winter evening but I imagine it could really zing served cold in the summer.

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Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,658 ratings