Founders Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

Founders RübæusFounders Rübæus
BA SCORE
3.88/5
3,563 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:
#7,561
Reviews:
765
Ratings:
3,563
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
712
Trade:
13
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Photo of Robearsboozin
4.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BLarson31
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ferndave
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You'd better like Raspberry. Tons of rich raspberry flavor. Almost two levels of light and dark berry. A little too much on first sip, was sold after a few more. Great occasional drink the right time of year. Agree that it doesn't taste much like beer. It could be used in cocktails or drinks asking for a fizzy berry flavor.

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Photo of ffshore545
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chip26
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrianScott
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KennyYounger
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Almasi_
4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanexit
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L - pours a small white head that dissapates quickly. Body is red
S - raspberry!
T - yeast barley up front but it is over taken by the raspberry. Really sweet
F - super light easy to drink beer that is ideal for the warmer months
O - treaty drinking beer, first of this kind I've ever had. It's supposed to taste like raspberries and it does. It's pretty sweet so I can only handle one at a time

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Photo of BrokenEdge
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark pink, and settles in the glass a deep purplish color with a thin, pink tinged head. Kind of interesting, but it's also a little off putting to see such a vibrantly colored beer. Smells like a raspberry jelly donut and red wine. The taste is very sweet with a slightly dry finish. Again, lots of raspberry flavor here and a little more like wine than beer, I couldn't really pick up any identifiable beer flavors. Very little bitterness to counteract the sweetness. Feel was medium and sort of syrupy and unpleasant...mine didn't have a lot of carbonation and that combined with the sweetness made it feel like raspberry jam in my mouth. Leaves a kind of cloying aftertaste and coating on the tongue. I might drink one again in the future and see how it pairs with dessert, but overall, it didn't impress me much.

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Photo of mmesce2
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark pink hue with a two inch light pink head. Sweet aroma and taste of raspberry. The raspberry taste is fresh, distinct raspberry, and not too sweet. However, it does taste more like carbonated raspberry juice/cider than beer. Interesting and refreshing but I am not digging it that much.

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Photo of Benjo87
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - light red almost pinkish in a glass. 2 finger white head that dissipates into a lacing.

Smell - Smells like real raspberries, sweet malt, slight white wine like smell.

Taste - you get the raspberries, but it's more like a raspberry spritzer than a beer. Like a fizzy flavoured white wine. If I was blindfolded, I'd have no idea this was a beer.

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Photo of LiquidSwords1201
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TruePerception
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founder's Rubaeus, pure raspberry ale. 5.7% ABV.

A: Slightly pink tinted head; about a finger and a half's worth. Dark rose pink in the glass, with a slightly pink tone in the dimple. Decent sheeting. Nice lacing.

S: Similar to the Blushing Monk, it smells like a sweet glazed, raspberry filled donut. Sweet, doughy. Big raspberry jelly aroma!

T/MF: Taste is not as sweet as the aroma would have you believe. Raspberry seed flavor is present, but light enough. Just a pleasant raspberry flavor for a beer. Light doughy malt character, but the raspberry is the star. Raspberry tartness is mostly noticeable, under the tongue, along the sides. The flavor is light enough that this would go good with a summery salad, or a lighter dessert. Or, some chocolate would be good, too.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap, poured into a pint glass. Look is muddled reddish pink. Smell is sweet, muted raspberries. Taste is really good. Easy to drink, little sweet...crushable. Mouthefeel is medium bodied, medium carbonation. Overall a really nice beer. Grade (A-)

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,563 ratings
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