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Founders Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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3,576 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#7,857
Reviews:
768
Ratings:
3,576
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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142
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Ratings: 3,576 |  Reviews: 768
Photo of gruves33
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.76/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of antman27
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HuntDaddy540
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 911CROFT
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle into a tulip. Paid £3.75 for a single bottle.

Pours a translucent, dark amber-red body, that when held to the light shows a modest amount of fine, visible carbonation. A two-finger in height, foamy, white head reduces quickly to a thin cap and collar, leaving small amounts of soapy lace on the glass.

Sweet, jammy, raspberry puree-like profiles dominate the inviting but relatively simple nose. Traces of malted wheat and earthy hops are faintly perceptible underneath, but undoubtedly play only a supporting role in the overall aroma. Taste follows suit, leading in much the same way with fresh juicy raspberries and a mixture of raspberry and strawberry jam-like sweetness upfront. Lightly bready malts become apparent around the mid-palate, while at the same time, raspberry profiles transition from sweet and fruity to mildly tart, tangy and faintly acidic. In the mouth, a medium to full body and moderately lively carbonation give a reasonably smooth and slick feel, despite starting a tad syrupy. Towards the end, hints of hop bitterness and earthy, seed-like nuttiness provide excellent balance to the initially sweet start, somewhat redeeming the mouth-feel by finishing, clean, crisp and slightly dry.

Overall this is a very good beer. The body could be slightly lighter, and as expected, taste is predominately dominated by the added fruit. Unlike many in the style however, it does capture a natural flavour, balancing both sweet and tart raspberry profiles incredibly well, and contains enough complexity to maintain interest without effecting drinkability. Recommended.

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Photo of Nomis
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of petrusek23
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks goes out to the sultan of canned beer, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark pinkish/violet color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of raspberries. Taste is raspberries, tart, yet some sweetness as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of corywalston
3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayKay412
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light and tasty. Great beverage for the beach. The color is an icky Champale pink. The smell is sweet like a raspberry soda. The taste is SUPER sweet, but with enough bitterness to balance it without being nasty bitter.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I look forward to every spring and summer for this great brew. Founders consistently has some of the best beers around and this is another gem in their yearly hoard.

A fruit beer that has just enough tang and flavor to keep you coming back for more.

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

Holy smokes, this beer is tart. The flavor is all raspberry, and while refreshing on a hot day, it lends itself more to sipping than anything else on account of its intense flavor. That being said, I was glad I only bought a single bottle: one was most certainly enough for me.

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Photo of Jtrigonis
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of RyanK252
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Founders Brewing Co snifter

A: Pours vibrant ruby reddish pink with a frothy pink-ish white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Sweet juicy raspberry dominates, a little lactic tartness, and some light crackery malt.

T: Big sweet raspberry, countered with a little lactic tartness, tart cherry, faint very mild funk, a hint of citrus, and a little crackery malt.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, can feel a bit syrupy.

O: Maybe just a bit on the sweet side, but a very nice raspberry beer.

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Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DruC4
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,576 ratings
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