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RATINGS: 1141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish pink with white head. Big aroma of raspberrys. Taste is some wheat, lots of raspberrys some sweet tartness to finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
(StLCoB tasting) red with white head. Aroma of rasberry. Tasts of raspberry. Pretty one dimensional.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3114) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 Bottle: Blood-red, cranberry tinted color with some deep crimson in the center; exceptional clarity & topped with a pink-shaded, nimbus of a head. Aroma is strong raspberry, crushed & puréed with a mild, grainy undertone. Some bottles give off a very small touch of chalkiness behind the raspberry mash... other bottles don’t. Huge raspberry juice flavor, bordering on jam-like with a mild tartness up front & a more fruity-like, sugary sweetness in the finish. Aside from some faint grassy notes (hops?), this beer is all raspberry. Again, some bottles give me that very slight, medicinal/chalky twinge, others are completely void. The good bottles make a really nice fruit beer. The "off" bottles are still better than Founders Cerise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
Nice summery beer I finally caught up to. Mild tartness with edge well malted down. Good drinkability.Pinkish with a little lace.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crippledbrewer (45) - - JAN 27, 2014
It pours a hazy cranberry colour with a small fizzy head and minimal lacing. The aroma is like opening a fresh punnet of raspberries and crushing them in your fist with tartness and citric smells. There is also underlying aromas of bread and yeast that hint to the base that forms the foundation of this beer. The taste is really sweet with a massive raspberry presence throughout that slowly turns from sweet to a tart presence that lingers for a short time after. The mouthfeel is light, with a syrupy texture and ticklish carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
A dark cranberry beer with minimal off white head. The aroma is slightly malty, mostly raspberry. The flavor is sweet berries with a tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2812) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Deep red with a small pink head that doesn’t last. Aroma of raspberries - sweet, tart, hairy, stemmy - a little grain and caramel. Sweeter and maltier than expected, with little acid. Mainly about the berries. Dries out enough at the end. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1094) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2014
(Bottle) Clear brownish mid red with slight pink tinged white head. Beautiful raspberry aroma with some candy sugar and some slight oak hints. Medium body, silky, slightly syrupy mouthfeel with excellent fine and plentiful carbonation. Flavour is raspberries and sweetness, but done very well. The raspberry tang is pretty well balanced by what seems like candy sugar sweetness; although for my taste the balance is a little too far to sweet. Nevertheless, an excellent fruit beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Big fresh raspberry nose. Wife loves it. Flavor follows suit. Syrupy mouthfeel. A lot of malt. Has an earthy character. Over the top. I would blend it with a German Hefe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark reddish, just short of brownish color with minimal white head. Nose full of fruity berriness. Taste is similar with just a hint of tartness. Not too sweet which is what I was fearing here. Carbonation and tartness help with drying it out. This is truly a great fruit beer. Rivals, if not better than NG fruity stuff. Definitely much drier and sessionable.


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