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:
3,522
Reviews:
756
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
691
For Trade:
13
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Photo of Taybeh
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap, nitro, at Tilia, into a Fulton snifter....pour is absolutely perfect, a big 2 finger thick creamy egg-shell white head on top of clear pinkish red body...massive lacing and excellent retention. Smooth bready notes married to a tart fruity feel. The visuals were worth it...which is just as well because the rest is ok but nothing too special. I love raspberries and this does them justice though it doesn't really highlight or exploit any specific dimension of the fruit. This is good but there's just noting special going on with the yeast, etc. doesn't compare with some of the better uses of raspberry around: NG, for example.

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Photo of Maillard
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Amateurbrewmaster
2.68/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This is the first beer I've had from Founders that I did not enjoy. I'm going against the grain big time, as I see nothing but positive things here and on other sites. But this is a sugary mess and I find it very ballsy to call this a beer.
Look: reddish pink with a white soapy head that had a pink hue to it
Aroma: little bit of raspberry and some malty character. Surprised I smelt no wheat, as I was expecting a beer made with fruit like this to have.
Taste: pure raspberry. Tart. No hop profile. Not remotely bitter. Just soda-level sweetness. Picture a raspberry soda but instead of being carbonated it has nitrogen.
Mouth feel: syrupy. And not the syrup like quality of a real thick stout. This is cough medicine syrupy. The nitrogen gives it a creamy aspect. That is the only redeemable quality for this "beer". No, I wouldn't call this a "chick" beer. More like a "kids" beer. Founders should get rid of the booze, carbonate it and sell it as soda. Maybe I'll buy it then. Founders is a favorite of mine. When I saw this on tap, I just "knew" it wouldn't be bad. I was dead wrong. Maybe I might enjoy it if I mix this with Breakfast Stout and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it, it might be a great beer. I may have made the mistake of drinking this before my meal instead of after, too.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emincems
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 tubeyes
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 3,522 ratings.
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