Rübæus | Founders Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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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:
#9,547
Reviews:
788
Ratings:
3,650
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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

Thoroughly enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice ale pours a lightly chill hazed reddish amber with a moderate head of white foam that settles to a thick ting, light pool, and light lacing. Nose of raspberries and sweet malts....period. Flavors follow but exceed by flavor with rich raspberry notes on all sides, light honey, and light grassy herbal; hops on the rear and aftertaste. Very nice mouth feel, crisp, effervescent, and lively with a light warming aftertaste saturated in raspberries. Excellent for the style.

Cheers

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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

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of alexgash
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small, tight, violet-white head sits atop a dark cherry body. Tart raspberry and cherry, sourish apple skins, sweet candy (cherry pixie stix?). Interesting aroma. Ripe raspberries and cherries at the forefront. Sugary at first then turning tart and juicy. mellow malt backbone provides a nice platform. It tastes like they put a ton of fruit in here! I like that. Tart, acidic finish. Moderate body with a mellow feel. Not as effervescent as other raspberry beers I've had. Nice job on a unique beer.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a clear red with a small pink head. Poor saturation. Aroma of raspberry fruit juice. Flavor is equally juice-like, maybe a touch more beer-like than some of the fruit beers but still not a very good "beer." A good fruit beer is hard to find...
7/4/7/3/13 (3.4/5)

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark Red with black tint, foamy white/redish tint 1/2 head and tons of lacing,

Smell - Raspberries, sour grapes, sweet yeasts, some bready malts, cherries.

Taste - No surprise, upfront load of raspberries, sweet and sour. Some sweet yeasts add some sugary flavor. Has a malt, grainy, toffee backbone. Not a lot else to say.

Mouthfeel - Raspberries coat tongue and palate with sweet and sour notes. Malts come in the finish along with some yeasts.

Overall - Solid for what it is, a fruit beer. If your like anything from Sammy smith, Ithaca apricot wheat, etc then this is for you. My big question is, Is this really worth bottling again in a speciality 4-pack over something like, lets say, o I dunno CBS? Very good, easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of byronic
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

I had high hopes for this brew and found a few on the shelf. Quickly grabbed it and put it in the fridge soon after. The pour met my anticipation, a nice clear cranberry red with medium carbonation. Unfortunately it went downhill from there. At first it tastes quite nice there's a definite raspberry presence with a tinge of tartness, however it quickly turns into cough syrup. The flavour is completely dominated by this medicinal quality. This returns after each taste but thankfully does not linger in the finish. The mouth feel is a bit slick and oily and leaves a finish again similar to cough syrup.

After reading a few reviews here it seems that I may have gotten a bottle from the "bad" batch. However I stick by my rating as this inconsistency seems common enough. I'd hesitantly be willing to give this another go.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of flyingpig
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.40):
Raspberry red with tinges of purple & topped with a pinkish-white head that is bubbly, leaveing some nice lacing on the edges.

Strong raspberry notes but not overly sweet or sugary. A malty aroma from the start that offset the sweetness. Some sourness and berries come through as well and a slight amount of tartness follows.

Sweeter than the nose but not overdone, starting with sugary sweetness, touches of bitterness & plenty of raspberries plus some tart & sourness but very little in the way of hops.

Smooth & sweet with some hints of sourness & bitterness but naturally the sweetness prevails. Carbonation seems about medium & the body the same. It was a pleasantly refreshing beer overall.

A fairly good fruit beer, certainly up there with the best that I've tried. Easy to drink & it went down well with some nice malts & bitterness helping level out the sweetness from the raspberries. An enjoyable one but you'd be hard pushed to drink more than one of them in a sitting.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of schoolboy
4.15/5  rDev +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 ADZA
2.62/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Being a big raspberry fan I bought a four pack of these and already tried it and not liked it but thought I'd review it anyway and not suprisingly it's a raspberry hue with a one finger head and some nice lacing,the smell is raspberry lollies that's it,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated and on taste I have to make sure I'm not drinking cool drink its basically a big sweet mess of raspberries everything else has no chance of getting through the only taste I get is raspberry jam and raspberry lollies and overall if you like lollies and sweet stuff then sure try it but ill never drink this one again cheers.

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Rübæus from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,650 ratings