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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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Ratings: 3,586 |  Reviews: 771
Photo of SheaDawg
4.99/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You can definitely taste the fruit, but it comes off as a great all day everyday beer. I can't say enough good things about this beer, but I'm drinking now and don't have the time!!

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Photo of DisneyDreamer29
4.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is a very red in color. It smells highly fruity, with raspberry scents coming through strong. The taste is sweet and fruity, but balanced. It has a good, medium but light body. I very much enjoy this beer. Someone who doesn't like sweet beers may want to stay away. Easy to drink.

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Photo of Erichb411
4.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Muscatjo
4.97/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very delicous. Full of rasberry notes. The rasberry is much stronger than most rasberry beer because founders uses much more rasberries. I thought this would be great for summer days as it reminds me of childhood eating fresh rasberries.

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Photo of kevincron
4.95/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My favorite beer or all time.

Heavy berry flavor. Sweet and mildly sour. Good with food or alone.

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Photo of meghan_erikson
4.94/5  rDev +27.3%
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 beerguy04
4.93/5  rDev +27.1%
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 Rxrxns
4.93/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tastes and feels like a juice.

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Photo of Jvanve02
4.91/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.91/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Red clear body, one finger white head.

Smell : Pure raspberry jellies.

Taste : Same as above, but with a bit of breadiness from the malt. Raspberry muffins anyone?

Feel : Medium body and carbonation, sweet and slightly tart at the same time. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of BBelch
4.87/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A little too sweet for my taste, but overall a fantastic fruit beer.

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Photo of Msshelle88
4.86/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Almasi_
4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pontzie
4.84/5  rDev +24.7%
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 jbmarie
4.83/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very impressed by this beer for a beginner female beer drinker. Fun to drink a beer that is an amber color with a slight deep pink to it. Definitely smelled just like raspberries and tastes like them too. The taste still contains some hoppiness and other subtle beer flavors; however, the raspberry comes through the most. Sweet, tart, smooth, refreshing, all while still tasting like a beer!

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Photo of cjgator3
4.82/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark reddish color with an off-white head that turns into a ring of lacing.

S- There is no mistaking the aroma. It is fresh raspberries all the way. What is great about the aroma is it smells like you have your nose to a bowl of fresh raspberries and not an artificial fruit-like aroma.

T- The taste is nothing short of amazing. Tart raspberries up front with a lingering sweetness coming in. At first, I think the sweetness will overpower but the tartness comes back in the finish to balance things out. Even though the taste is 100% raspberry, it does not taste one dimensional because there is so many waves of flavors in the taste.

M- One of the first things I noticed in the taste was the thickness of the mouthfeel. I was expecting a very light body and a high amount of carbonation but this beer is medium bodied with a moderate-average amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I am extremely impressed with this beer. It is a must try for anyone who loves raspberries. If you love raspberries, you will love this beer. If you dislike raspberries, you will dislike this beer. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Bulbbrewwerks
4.81/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First fruit beer that was not a Lambic, I was extremely impressed!

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Photo of dag1991
4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of omeliast
4.79/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Love the sweet raspberry flavors Founders puts in its Rubaeus!

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Photo of tharper178
4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent summer beer. Very Refreshing. Delicious.

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Photo of hhall924
4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal raspberry flavor. Sweet, and tart at the same time

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious malt beverage fruited very obviously with raspberries. Tastes more like raspberry cider than beer. But really refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of defilli2
4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was very nervous to try a "fruity" beer because I was worried about the sugar. I was wrong! This beer poured out as a deep red color, reminded me of a rye beer. The head was white and very large but settled quickly. The smell was of raspberry and natural fruits, made my tongue water. The taste was amazing! Natural sugar to complement the raspberry taste, still tasted like a "beer" and not a fruit drink. Very refreshing, I could not get enough! One of my absolute favorites now!

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Photo of rteis
4.77/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great fruit beer. I typically prefer a little more carbonation, but still very good. Rasberry flavor was very balanced with the beer. Comparable to some of the Belgian Lambics. If you've never been to Founders, it's definitely worth the trip. Come thirsty, but not hungry because they don't serve any food.

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Photo of diddy4l
4.77/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,586 ratings
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