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:
140
Gots:
662
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 3,453 |  Reviews: 746
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can into a tulip.

Pours raspberry-hued and fizzy. A quick and fizzy head dissipates quickly. Something unique about the fizz and color combination.

Smells a bit funky... Maybe a bit of diaper but it's faint. Nutty and sweet before the tart raspberry arrives.

Taste is a major upgrade from the nose. Much more of what you want/expect from a raspberry ale. Up front is a vanilla, nutty, sweet malt that sets things up nicely for the tart berry.

Up front creaminess, sweet nuttiness, while a tart fruitiness carries throughout. Very light and almost spritzy. Something incredibly easy to drink.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LaneMeyer
2.91/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Too sweet, not enough tart. Seemed to have potential to be quite good, was a let down. On the bright side, I bet chicks would dig it.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paullmcm25
4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well now I got the fruit for my diet today. Wow.

I love this - a fruit beer that doesn't say, "Pardon me." More like, "Here I come." This is the latter. It is very pretty in the glass. Ruby red with a VERY nice continuous head. The aroma says fruit salad - with yeast all over it. The taste is a nice sour that never tries to be bitter in any way. Rich and luxurious.

This is an excellent fruit beer and I think I probably should stock up a few sixers.

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Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmbgnicu
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Vintage 2015 edition. I’ve forgotten this beer in my beercellar and the printing on the bottle says: "best by January 28, 2016" - Time to drink it!

The beer pours hazy with a beautiful red color. Two finger high, white head.

Nose: Sweet raspberry and cherry, very fruity!
Taste: Sweet malt, a little sour taste at the end. Raspberry of course. Tart. Love it!
Mouth: Medium body. Medium, soft carbonation. Sweet and sour.

Wow! I still love this beautiful beer! This bottle is three months "out of date" but it still is GREAT!

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Photo of diddy4l
4.77/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cambabeer
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of NEOdrinker
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B_Fisch
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tpauer
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Songminx2
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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