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Founders Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

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3.88/5
Very Good
3,586 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:
#7,985
Reviews:
771
Ratings:
3,586
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
716
Trade:
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Photo of jpuetz
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Perfectly transparent dark rose body that pours with thin 1/2 finger foamy white head. Head almost instantaneously fades to a collar which holds the whole way down. Little to no lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- The nose is overpowered by a rush of tart raspberries. Sweet and sugary raspberries are present in the background.

T- Dry raspberry upfront with a sweet bready malt backbone. The raspberry becomes quite tart for the finish and the subtle malt backbone disappears for a moment. What lingers is a nice combination of tart raspberry and sweet malt.

M-Medium to high carbonation and light spritzy body-somewhat champagne like.

D- This is a good fruit beer and is surprisingly similar to both Great Divide and Celis Raspberry. Good for one drink but not something I'd like to have more than one of. I might pick this up when I find it again (not available in my area).

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Photo of baybum
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Florida9
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Fairly dark reddish-purple in color. Forms a slightly pink colored head. Little retention as it drops to just a faint surface coating fairly quickly. Little lacing.

S: Aroma is, unsurprisingly, berries. Raspberries and maybe some cherries. And a grassy note in there as well.

T: Taste is fairly one note. Raspberries. But, unfortunately, the sweetness has been fermented out and the only thing left is the essence of raspberry and there is little of that juicy sweetness that makes the fruit so appealing. There is a light tartness as well as the flavor of something that seems to fall somewhere between malt and grape juice.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body. Light tartness. Light sweetness. No bitterness. Lower carbonation.

O: This beer tastes as if the brewer fermented all of the sweetness of a NG Razz Tart. Now I can appreciate that this beer isn't supposed to be a Razz Tart knock-off, but, in the end, Razz Tart is the better beer by far. This beer offers up a nice raspberry flavor and a nice, light tartness, but it is also rather unidimensional and unexciting.

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Photo of Damian74
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Hopstout
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Photo of Oakenator
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a red to purple color in the glass with a crisp white head. Minimal head at pour disappates to just around the rim not too long later. Small spots of lacing.

S: Berry, sugary aroma.

T: Bright red raspberry is the star as expected. Slight sour note. Slight wheat taste. Very sweet - probably could only have one or two of these max in a sitting.

M: Good carbonation - nice lingering carbonation feel on the tongue some minutes later.

O: Good beer but very sweet and probably only up for one.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BB1313
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The bottled on date was clearly present went I opened it, but it got smeared away. It was bottled sometime in 6/13. Pours a hazy ruby red with the a white-pink head that fades quickly. The aromas are pretty subtle and full of sweet malts and obviously raspberries. It has a wine-cooler aroma. The first sip is extremely tart and sour. It definitely slaps your tastebuds around. But after that it mellows out and becomes quite drinkable. Raspberries are obviously the star of the show. Lots of malts in the flavors as well. I'm picking up alot of corn. Everything becomes balanced after a few gulps. It's pretty refreshing. The mouthfeel is great and probably the best part, in my opinion. There is active carbonation and it's on the heavier side of light-bodied; it might even be pushing medium-bodied. It's extremely fluffy and creamy. It's pretty easy to drink.

This is a good fruit beer. I'm not going to say I don't like fruit beers, because I do. I'm just saying that I've had more fruit beers I didn't like versus ones that I did like. This falls into the "like" category. Good use of raspberries. I appreciate the craftsmanship put into this one.

Grade: B

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Photo of denver10
2.97/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Did not do anything for me. Too sweet for my liking, though I did not find it to be an offensively bad beer. I knew what to expect going in, so at least there were no surprises.

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Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Founders Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,586 ratings
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