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Founders Rübæus (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. mjshearer1

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    YESSSSSSS

    I'm not sure how many of you had this back in 2008, but I was not pleased when they discontinued it. I was stoked when they announced it's return. Had it on tap back in January and took a growler of it home as well. Still just as I remembered, and easily my second favorite fruit beer (Blushing Monk being #1), as well as an overall favorite.
     
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    Excited about this...had it when I was just getting into craft and moved to Michigan...and then it went away!
     
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    I hope it's not as mediocre as Cherise.
     
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    Pissed about Cherise but excited to try Rubaeus
     
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    Pumped for this beer!
     
  7. BradStokley

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    I read somewhere that there is a man law against fruit beers.
     
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    wrong "beer forum"^
     
  9. SerialTicker

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    Do want. Looking forward to it. Does anybody know if it comes in 12oz bottles, though?
     
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  10. wintbs379

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    That is a 12 oz bottle
     
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    Can't wait for this one
     
  12. trxxpaxxs

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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  13. BdubleEdubleRUN

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    Read that as Founders Reuben. I'm sure you can imagine my excitement at first.
     
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    Is the picture not loading for you?
     
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    Boom.
     
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    It is -- but that dude must have tiny hands or something. Looks big to me, even with the short neck.

    Edit: Holding my empty Double Trouble bottle the same way he is against the screen ... still looks bigger than 12oz. I wish I could say I'm drunk, but I'm not.
     
  17. Drucifer

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    That only applies to Summer Shandy/Shock Top
     
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    I agree 100%. Looks like the Sierra Nevada Hemisphere bombers.
     
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  19. Pahn

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    sounds good.

    i had cerise on tap a few months back, and it was surprisingly sour cherry like. in the bottle it just tasted like a bland, syrupy beer.
     
  20. Gunch43

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    Had this on draft on Sunday. Damn good.
     
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    I only came in here to mention this. You beat me to it :(
     
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    Is that picture a small hand, or a big bottle?
     
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    I agree. I was not impressed with Cerise, especially compared to NG Belgian Red. I hope Rubaeus tastes better.
     
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    I've come to the conclusion that the bottle he's holding isn't 12oz ... the neck seems a bit longer, and the curvature when it meets the body is different than the Double Trouble bottle I have. Like the guy above said, it looks like a Harvest-like bomber.
     
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    It's a 12 oz. The person holding it is a woman.
     
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    wrong
     
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    Founders said on FB that it's a 12oz bottle.

    Like I sort of figured, it's because the girl holding them has child hands.
     
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    I'll give it a try. It isn't making my mouth water but I'm sure it will be refreshing.
     
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    Best.Beer.Ever.
     
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    Rübæus is a 12 oz bottle, sold in 4 packs, just like Double Trouble before it, Curmudgeon before that, etc. I will admit though that the bottle in that picture looks disproportionately large.


    Didn't you guys hear? That's the winter Backstage release for this year.
     
  32. fishtremble

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    Missed my chances at this in the past but will definitely put effort forth to acquire some this time around. Sounds like a perfect beer for the old lady and I to enjoy while floating around in the pool if Michigan can experience summer for longer than days at a time this year.
     
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    Stoked for this one, a solid brew indeed.
     
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    Rubaeus >>> Cerise
     
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    OK, this is exciting. I am still on the search for a decent fruit beer. This seems promising.

    (drinking a Cantillon rose de gambrinus tomorrow... My quest continues.....)
     
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    Queue the Rübæus vs Raspberry Tart thread?
     
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    Had this in Philly at a Founders event. Was good. Glad to hear I can maybe get a bottle.
     
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    can't wait for the winter release of founders reuben!
     
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    Going to go try it on tap tomorrow and have had plenty of Raspberry Tart, I will report back but I am thinking that Raspberry Tart is going to be hard to beat!
     
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    Really looking forward to this beer!!!!!
     
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