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:
3,506
Reviews:
751
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
684
For Trade:
13
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Photo of amalburg
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raeburr
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beezee
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful red cherry color beer with a pink 2 finger head in my Sam Smith pint glass. Smell screams of rasberries. So nice and sweet. Extremely full bodied, sweet of the rasberries bot still nicely balanced with the hops to make it easily drinkable and not overly sweet and sickening. This is an exceptional fruit beer that is quite easily enjoyable by a wide range of people. I could see many non craft beer drinker appreciating this beer, and beer afficianodos also respecting how well crafted this one is.

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Photo of Zorro
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pinkish amber colored beer with a small pinkish white colored head.

Smells of raspberries and malt. Caramel and faint grassy hop scent. But mostly this smells of natural raspberries.

Starts out mildly sweet and tart with the taste of raspberry being the strongest flavor. Fruit tartness not vinegar sour. Mild bitterness but really mostly raspberry.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a superior Raspberry Ale.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thoroughly enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice ale pours a lightly chill hazed reddish amber with a moderate head of white foam that settles to a thick ting, light pool, and light lacing. Nose of raspberries and sweet malts....period. Flavors follow but exceed by flavor with rich raspberry notes on all sides, light honey, and light grassy herbal; hops on the rear and aftertaste. Very nice mouth feel, crisp, effervescent, and lively with a light warming aftertaste saturated in raspberries. Excellent for the style.

Cheers

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

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a nine-pack of cans at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Rhinelander about a week ago. The packaging date states this one is about ten weeks old. Poured right from the fridge into my Founders pint glass.

L: Pours a crystal-clear bright ruby with about an inch of strawberry-tinged eggshell head that dissipates fairly quickly down to a weak thin and ring that leaves almost no lacing on the glass. Mild, lazy visible carbonation present.

S: As advertised, big raspberry bouquet on this one. A touch of cherry and grape notes in the mix, as well. For those familiar with New Glarus' Raspberry Tart, there are some definite similarities, though this one is toned down a bit--not quite as juicy nor tart. The fruits fairly well dominate the nose, but there is a bit of subtle cracker/bready malt underneath. Perhaps a suggestion of grassy hops, as well.

T: A moment of neutral cracker malt at the very front, followed by the perception of tart on the corners of the tongue. Immediately following, the raspberry makes its presence felt--initially fairly tart but mellowing and turning sweet by the back end. The middle brings the tart to a crescendo, with the taste of grape (more precisely, a sweeter wine) at its most insistent: that middle could almost be a red zinfandel. There's some cherry that comes across in the middle as well, and this flavor builds into the back with the raspberry. The close is big fruit: raspberry, cherry, and just a touch of hoppiness, which registers as more astringent than bitter.

F: Lighter-bodied--bright, crisp, just slightly creamy, and astringent in turns. There is a nice level of carbonation to this one that helps brings out the flavors without making it feel like a soda. Light enough to keep it from feeling syrupy, with just enough astringency at the close to remind you there are hops in this one. Quite drinkable.

O: I was a bit skeptical about this beer--maybe it's their advertising campaign--but I needed to pick something up that my wife and mother-in-law might enjoy. This one was a pleasant surprise. It brings a good deal of real fruit flavor to a beer that drinks a little bigger (almost 6% ABV) than similar offerings. I don't think this one is at the same level as the fruit beers that New Glarus makes, but it's certainly worthy of a regular spot in one's summer beer arsenal.

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

Much better than I expected. Smooth and velvety feel. Raspberry is definitely present and lends the perfect amount of sweetness. A little tart and snappy. Well done.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Definitely bumped up on nitro! Helped the appearance for sure. Smell is on sweet raspberry (duh) and the flavor was actually enhanced by the nitro--it seemed to give the usually thinner fruit beer added dimension. Fun for a sample, even if it's not your usual fare.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Founders has captured the essence of a raspberry inspired ale. Appearance is light red with some head, and plenty of prickly carbonation that works well for this style of beer. Atom is very very fruity with raspberry, strawberry prominently on the nose. Taste starts out sweet with some refreshing balancing tartness, and finishes with a slight hop bite. Mouth feel is medium. Overall, a fantastic take on the style, that I wouldn't mind having on a sunny afternoon out on the patio, or barbecuing with friends.

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

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

Photo of elNopalero
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a light pink tinged color with thin lazing
Raspberry tinged aroma gives way to a raspberry sweet highly effervescent beer. This was a fun one to share.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. can dated 03/09/16

Pours clear bright ruby red with a quickly receding frothy light pink head. Smells like fresh pure raspberries with a hint of malt underneath, and some slight grassy piney hop notes. Tastes pretty sweet, almost like a jolly rancher candy with bright raspberry juice, mild malty cracker undertones, and a slight earthy grassy pine finish. Feels light-medium bodied, creamy with low carbonation. Overall a nice, sweet and tart raspberry ale.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of mrob22278
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndreRus
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DizzyMsLindsay
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jae61
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 3,506 ratings.
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