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:
3,453
Reviews:
746
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
662
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 3,453 |  Reviews: 746
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MeLoynes
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First had at Finch's Brasserie, Bloomington, Indiana, on draft into pint tumbler. Normally avoid non-Belgian (or Belgian-style) fruit beers; tried this because of the brewery. Fruity but balanced.

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Photo of msumike89
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smanson56
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours a light cherry red with a pink head, head is full and fluffy, beer is clear, average amount of carbonation, slight lacing, looks thin.

A: Raspberries, fresh raspberries, also smells like mineral water, very fruity, no alcohol at all on the nose, just a tart smelling beer.

T: Nice punch of raspberries up front, touch of fruity tartness, finish is all raspberries, semi-sour, semi-tart, very fruity, not bad.

M: Light bodied with lots of carbonation and a juicy finish.

O: It's very enjoyable, definitely get the raspberries, taste natural as well, touch of tart and sourness, very drinkable, I can see myself drinking this during hot southern CA summers, very tasty.

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

Photo of MattMorin
2.25/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Masonz223
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Taste: raspberry cherry grenadine raspberry tartness taste a lot like a kitty cocktail.
Overall: this is a solid beer light bodied really dry finish. maybe just a little to sweet. Wish it was more tart and less sweet.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Graetzj
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris912
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of robear
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zanico
2.92/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Robearsboozin
4.73/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BLarson31
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ferndave
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You'd better like Raspberry. Tons of rich raspberry flavor. Almost two levels of light and dark berry. A little too much on first sip, was sold after a few more. Great occasional drink the right time of year. Agree that it doesn't taste much like beer. It could be used in cocktails or drinks asking for a fizzy berry flavor.

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Photo of ffshore545
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chip26
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 3,453 ratings.
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