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 travelguy
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I don't usually do the fruity beers but this was an oddball beer on tap at the restaurant today, I like raspberry so figured I'd try one for 'dessert'. On a nitro tap so watched as the glass filled with foam and settled before the bartender topped it off. Pour was a clear deep pink almost red with an inch of white/slightly pink head. Smell was all raspberry, tastes like raspberry sherbet. Not something I'd drink several of back to back but a nice change from my usual IPAs.

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Photo of JoshHatfield
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason1221
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TCMike
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoudDerp
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.91/5  rDev +26.2%
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 LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Lindemans stange. Pours a medium red amber with a one finger rose colored head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is dominated by raspberries with some light bready malt in the background. Flavor is also dominated by raspberry juice; fresh, aromatic, sweet and tart, hints of bready malt. An interesting finish very much like fresh squeezed raspberry juice with an interesting residual earthy flavor like biting into the raspberry seeds. Medium bodied with light creaminess and active carbonation. A nice, fruit beer with super realistic raspberry juice flavors. Sweet and tart like a fresh berry. I'm not a sour ale fan, but the fruit flavors here are fresh and well balanced with sweetness. The malt is buried under the fruit flavors, but supports the intense berry flavors well. I like this quite a bit.

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy mother of raspberry, very fruity , good starter for tonight

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

Photo of brandonwnw
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Well, it is indeed straight-up raspberry soda, but it is refreshing and tasty enough, and I kind of like it as such, as a guilty pleasure. I was happy to welcome Founders to Washington State because I had other beers of theirs in mind, but I'll take this one, too...

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of token_23223
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

I've had several fruit beers that I liked quite a bit, but this one isn't setting me on fire. It's got a lot of raspberries, that's for sure, but not enough else is going on for me to find it very interesting. It's not got much beer character, and isn't at all tart, so it is pretty close to a straight raspberry soda, albeit with some alcohol. Now, it is pretty well executed, if you like that kind of thing. I bought a 9 pack, thinking that it would be a good festive beer for the holidays. It would probably be better served cold on a hot summer day, when the cold fruitiness would be refreshing, rather than just uninteresting.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skipple
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donspublic
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into tulip, tight 1/2 finger cream colored head. Clear light red in the glass slight lacing. Smells of raspberry. Taste pretty much the same, avoids the medicinal taste that can come with some of these beers. Slight tart finish, great drinking beer. Want fruit but not too sour this is ur beer.

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