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RATINGS: 1065   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandy—Rübæus is Founders’ way to celebrate the season’s warmest months. Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries added at multiple stages during fermentation, this stunning berry red masterpiece is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. No question about it, with a hefty malt bill and 5.7% ABV, this beer is 100% Founders.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Threw down $11 for a four-pack due to a heat-of-the-moment decision at a liquor store because I hadn’t seen this at my bottle shop yet. Bottled 6/17/13, so... not even two weeks old. Poured into a simple clear glass, since there weren’t any clean pint glasses. Appearance: Purple. Maybe a dark ruby. Slight pink, silky head that yields some pretty nice lacing. You can tell right from the start that this is a fruit beer just by looking at it. Smell: Raspberries. Cotton candy. Some sourness. The sour note I wasn’t really expecting, but I liked it... it just reminded me of raspberry candy. Maybe that’d bother some people, but if it would, why the hell are you drinking a fruit beer!? Taste/feel: That sweet raspberry flavor is there on the start, then sour in the middle, and then there are some bready sorts of malts to remind you that what you are drinking is a beer at the finish. The mouth feel is excellent... there’s a nice body that suits this sour/sweet raspberry beer very nicely, but it’s just short of being cloying. I could never sit back and have a bunch of a fruit beer, but if I were going to, this would be my choice. The amount of sweetness with that sour note and then the mouthfeel all works for me very well. Now what I might do is buy a Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout or 2X Stout by Southern Tier and make a dessert beer for champions... Rubaeus is worth trying... even at the $1 mark-up that I threw down for this four pack, it’s a good buy -- as most anything from Founders is.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (936) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a dark ruby red color, fairly opaque. Aroma had an odd character, some sweetness and raspberry to it but also sort of a carboardy type note, as if oxidized. This doesn’t come through in the flavor, big sweet raspberry flavor comes through. Almost an artificial flavor however but still very tasty. Very good fruit beer and not overly sweet like some of the NG stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (866) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Was excited to try this one. And it was very good. I think I liked it a little more at first rather than towards the end of the glass and second time I tried it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Sweet, very nice raspberry aroma. Squat 12oz bottle, clear ruby beer. Not much head, but what’s there is pinky-white. Sweet, tangy, raspberry is very prominent and perhaps overdone. Good bittering balance. Mouthy, a bit winey. The aftertaste gets a little cloying and syrupy. This would probably be a little better if it was cut with a lighter beer. ABC, Betton.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
@Capones for dmacs 40th-on tap-lt pink-red. A-raspberry, lt malt. T-follows.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Big fruity berry nose. First sip of mine out of a growler fill had trace taste of plastic. After it was really nice sweet and sour berry flavor. Nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
355mL. Pours a deep, clear pink. Medium pink foam. Nose is puppy breath, moving to some melted popsicle, sweet berry medley. Taste is similar to New Glarus fruit beers: sugary, fruit juicy but executed well. Amazing palate like the NG fruit beers. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1312) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from grapevine wine and spirits. Snifter. Aroma is raspberry jam, light grain, malt, strawberry. Pour is nice, with a pinkish hued body and a light pink head. Flavor is diluted raspberry preserves, not too sweet, grainy malts. Pretty straight forward raspberry ale with a low abv. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12 oz bottle served in a Founders snifter. Bottled 7/2/2013. A: Pours a solid, slightly hazy, garnet color with a thin white head forming on the pour. it recedes quickly to a thin ring that leaves some minimal splotches of lace down the glass. S: Fresh squeezed raspberry with a slight, sugary syrup type of scent. T: Raspberry, a slight citrus note. Sweet malt, a little bready, with a lingering raspberry syrup presence. A little tangy, raspberry jam presence as well giving it a nice bite. M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Jammy and sweet finish. O: Thirst quenching, sweet and tart with a great freshness to it. Perfect beer to blend with a berliner or a light IPA. I’ll have to try this soon. Serving type: bottle 07-28-2013

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours a purple red from bottle with bubbly pink head. Aroma is wheat up front, backed by sweet and sour raspberries. Taste is all fruit, sweet finish, slight acidity on the way down. Meh, one of the better fruit beers, still a raspberry wheat.


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