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Founders Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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3,574 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:
#7,817
Reviews:
767
Ratings:
3,574
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
714
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,574 |  Reviews: 767
Photo of CrazyDavros
2.95/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours dark garnet with a large pink head.
Aroma of raspberry confectionery and little else.
Simlar flavours, very sweet. Raspberry lollies again sums it up perfectly. Very little to it really.
Could use more carbonation.
Much too sweet. Nothing apparent behind the raspberry.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a dark ruby-red color with a small fizzy white head that has a purple tint. The head reduces, leaving no lace behind.

S- tart raspberry juice with some sugary raspberry reduction. There's some grainy malt in there, but raspberries take center stage

T- tart and crisp fresh raspberry juice with authentic raspberry flavors, after the fruity flavors settle, there's a nice malty backbone that comes through to provide a crisp and dry finish

M- light bodied, but not watery. Spritzy carbonation leads to a light and foamy mouthfeel, dry and astringent finish

O- the tartness of this beer makes it a sipper, but the raspberry flavors are among the most authentic that I've had. It even has a malty backbone to finish like a real beer. This one stands above most of the style

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Photo of hilgart1
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of hophugger
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Impressive deep raspberry color, incredible head and decent lacing. Aromas of fresh picked raspberries. Taste is amazingly mild with fresh raspberry, some sweet malt and a touch of pleasant hops. Crisp, refreshing and great for warm weather..

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of mportnoy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It's kind of a ruby red color. I'd didn't get much head. I didn't even get am inch of the white foam.

S - It is loaded with raspberries. I get a little bit of a wheat smell.

T - This tastes like raspberry purée with a hint of beer. This is by far the most raspberry tasting beer that I have had. Most raspberry beers have a stale flavor that I find off putting. This beer tastes fresher and more flavorful.

M - Moderate and pretty smooth

O - I read the hype for this fruit beer and was skeptical. Raspberry has been my least liked fruit beer so far. This beer tastes way fresher than any other raspberry beer. I am glad the cherry crop suffered in Michigan, so I got to try this beer.

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Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of arizcards
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead on May 1st for $3.49. Bottled on 3/12/2015.

Beer poured reddish-pink with a thin white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is the traditional wheat/malt raspberry ale, very pleasant.

Taste is very sweet but not cloyingly so...yet. It is a refreshing brew.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied which i believe is the intent of the brewer.

Overall this is a pretty good brew, nice and refreshing. Definitely a chick brew for those sweaty July and August days. This was nice to try but likely will not purchase again.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to maximum12 for this extra. Pours opaque magenta, very dark with a big wispy two finger high head of strawberries and cream. Retention is pretty good for a fruit beer and leaves good amounts of lacing on the glass.

Alot of husky, raw grains here, some wet paper bag, raspberry juice provides sweetness and the finish has some balancing musty earth in it.

Sweet fresh raspberry juices finally make an appearance balanced with some bready pale malts. Mild tartness on the finish with some yeasty residue helps to cleanse the palate. Very simple and well executed fruit beer.

Medium body that is lightened up the the natural tartness of the raspberries added. Carbonation is pretty muted. Alcohol blends will with the fruit giving it a crisp finish and feel much like a low carbed cider.

A very juicy and nice fruit beer. Raspberry being my favorite helps alot, the balance between the natural tartness of the fruit and sweetness is clinging on the edge of being too sweet but it works.

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

Definitely one of the best Fruit Beers I have tried. Bright red color with a thick and lasting pink head. Nice coating of lace too. The sweetness that makes a lot of fruit beers too cloying for me seems to be tempered by the higher-than-usual ABV. Super tart raspberry flavoring with a bit of spice and hops. The finish is fruity and bubbly, with a lingering aftertaste of raspberry. I don’t say this often about Fruit Beers but I will surely have this one again.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Amber colored body with lots of ruby red and pink colors coming through. Head sits on top as a fizzy pale pink color. Light comes through somewhat, but it's not completely transparent.

S- Raspberries come through very nicely, creating a berry jam aroma. Not much else going on, but it smells pleasant.

T- Lots of sweet berry flavor. Fresh raspberries come through in full force.

M- Fizzy, almost soda-like carbonation. Lingering sticky-sweet aftertaste.

O- Just as advertised, huge raspberry flavor. A very fruity beer, but does what it tries to do.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of leitmotif
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean reddih/ orange color with a light pinkish head. In the aroma, a small tart raspberry fruitiness. In the taste, small tart, and small raspberry fruitiness, yet quite clean. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry, small raspberry aftertaste. Kind of faint flavors, and a nice small tartness, ok, but expecting more flavor.

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Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,574 ratings
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