Release Founders Rübæus (2013)

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

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  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    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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  2. phishbfm

    phishbfm Aspirant (287) Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina
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  3. a74gent

    a74gent Aspirant (284) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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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!
  4. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    I hope it's not as mediocre as Cherise.
  5. FiddlersBrew

    FiddlersBrew Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 New Jersey

    Pissed about Cherise but excited to try Rubaeus
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  6. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (616) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Pumped for this beer!
  7. BradStokley

    BradStokley Disciple (348) Jan 19, 2013 Maryland
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    I read somewhere that there is a man law against fruit beers.
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  8. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    wrong "beer forum"^
  9. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

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

    wintbs379 Initiate (94) Mar 13, 2009 Michigan
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    That is a 12 oz bottle
  11. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Aspirant (296) Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Can't wait for this one
  12. trxxpaxxs

    trxxpaxxs Meyvn (1,308) Mar 5, 2010 New York
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  13. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 California

    Read that as Founders Reuben. I'm sure you can imagine my excitement at first.
  14. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Is the picture not loading for you?
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  15. Dracarys

    Dracarys Initiate (0) May 28, 2013 Alabama

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  16. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    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

    Drucifer Devotee (453) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois
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    That only applies to Summer Shandy/Shock Top
  18. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    I agree 100%. Looks like the Sierra Nevada Hemisphere bombers.
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  19. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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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

    Gunch43 Aspirant (268) Jan 15, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Had this on draft on Sunday. Damn good.
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  21. mikecharley

    mikecharley Disciple (399) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Is that picture a small hand, or a big bottle?
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  22. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Champion (827) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I agree. I was not impressed with Cerise, especially compared to NG Belgian Red. I hope Rubaeus tastes better.
  23. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    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.
  24. Dracarys

    Dracarys Initiate (0) May 28, 2013 Alabama

    It's a 12 oz. The person holding it is a woman.
  25. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Initiate (94) Mar 13, 2009 Michigan
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  26. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    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.
  27. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Disciple (326) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

  28. Ahappyhiker2

    Ahappyhiker2 Initiate (194) Mar 27, 2013 New Jersey
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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.
  29. Mattco

    Mattco Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2011 Illinois

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  30. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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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.
  31. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (183) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
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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.
  32. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Stoked for this one, a solid brew indeed.
  33. ChadlyG

    ChadlyG Initiate (47) Oct 9, 2011 Michigan

    Rubaeus >>> Cerise
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  34. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    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.....)
  35. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,357) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Queue the Rübæus vs Raspberry Tart thread?
  36. riemster

    riemster Devotee (458) Mar 17, 2011 Ohio
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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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  37. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 New Jersey
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    can't wait for the winter release of founders reuben!
  38. c64person

    c64person Devotee (413) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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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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  39. VTMoondog

    VTMoondog Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Vermont

    Really looking forward to this beer!!!!!
  40. DStoked

    DStoked Aspirant (257) Sep 28, 2011 Ohio
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    Cerise was one of the most vile beers I've ever tasted. It will be a tough mental obstacle to overcome in convincing me to try this one.

    I think the one I had was the bottle version. Still, it was scarring and a major deterrent for Rubaeus.
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