Founders Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus
BA SCORE
73.8%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 3,552 Ratings
Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus
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:
#7,350
Reviews:
761
Ratings:
3,552
Liked:
2,620
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
12.37%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
705
Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,552 |  Reviews: 761
Photo of CreedeSon
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a sly transparency about it. Carbonation was almost seen rising to fill a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off super quick. There wasn't any lace.
The aroma covered sweet and tart portions of red raspberry up front. Some grainy/sweet wheat strolled in underneath.
The flavor was the red raspberries up front, sweet and tart, just like in the aroma. Aftertaste was the sweet and tart red raspberry.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate as projected by the brewer.
Overall, as a fruit beer, well, let's call it a Summer quencher, it works. But what's better what most people probably don't know is that if you use this as a "black & tan" with Founder's Imperial Stout, it's killer. You'll thank me later.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerid
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of durwood64
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
1.86/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Dmecca
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eammon1920
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jonbw
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBobber
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice ruby/garnet color with a finger of pink head that does last long.

Smells strongly of raspberry with a bit of bread in the background. The berry notes carry that bread over into something like a sweet Hawaiin bread.

Taste is like the smell. Strong raspberry presence with something like a bit of a wheat beer backbone in there.

Mouth is bubbly and a bit more thicker than some of the thinner raspberry beers. Finish is fairly crisp and the drink is very refreshing and crushable. Also no real lingering bitterness or tartness on the back of the throat.

Overall I find this to be a very tasty and refreshing drink of raspberry beer.Very nice of Founders to put this in a 9 pack as well. I took a gamble and bought a 9 pack for about $17, and I am glad I did. This was a hit with both me and the wife so that gives us each four and leaves one that we will just have to wrestle for!

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdwardIV84
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The fruit taste is something that seems like it would be refreshing and I have fallen for this many times during the warmer months. But other than the Honey Wheats its hard for me to get to surprised by a beer that doesn't really taste like beer but more like juice. Its probably the story you've heard a million times! Overall a semi-ok ale. + being in a can!

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

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMW66
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby red with minimal foam and lacing. Loads of raspberry smell on opening. Taste is great, very nice fruity beer, fresh raspberry flavors. light and crisp overall and very refreshing. This is what a fruity beer should beer, loads of flavor but not fake flavor, this tastes great and is a awesome beer.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a jewel of a fruit beer. The colors and smell are inviting, the taste is crisp, fresh and not too sweet. Although not a huge lover of fruit/sweet beers, this one is delightful and could easily lure me to indulging in again.

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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

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.8% out of 100 with 3,552 ratings
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