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RATINGS: 1053   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Poured a reddish amber color with a big white head. Aroma was of fresh sour raspberries. Flavor was much tre same a but malty but the raspberries overwhelm. Nothing fake tasting here, only real fresh raspberries, just a bit thin tho.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle thanks to the ever-caring nbutler11 who has a jarringly high number of mentions in the last week. Very juicy, slightly funky raspberry aroma and flavor. Not geniusly balanced, which causes the flavor to suffer a bit. A fine brew when short on Blushing Monk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours an reddish orange color with a small pink head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of sweet fresh raspberries and sweet fruit notes in general. Flavors are raspberries with a very nice balance between the sweet, sour and tart notes that are present.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Draft at The Old Town Alehouse. Pours bright magenta with a little bit of white head. Aroma is strong fresh raspberries. but not overwhelmingly sweet. Medium full body with lively carbonation. Dry finish but a touch thick. Over all a pretty good drink, but not in the class of Raspberry Tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Ignoring any reference to Harry Potter, this beer is really less of a beer and more of a malt beverage. It is sweet and at the same time sour. I tried it over Thanksgiving, but wish i could have gotten this in the summer. An original refresher.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (745) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a red, almost pink color with minimal fizzy white head. Aroma has some malt and sugar, but it is mostly raspberries. Taste is slightly bitter raspberries with some malt backing it. There isn’t much more to this beer than the raspberries. Very watery, but goes down easy. Pretty much a juice that gets you juiced. Enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2008
<i>Thanks to fantomas23 for the bottle!</i>
Transparent pink/strawberry red, small white head. Nose is only slightly fruity, some malt present, a little bitterness, very lager-like. Flavor is far sweeter and more syrup fruit. Palate is quite watery and clean, very short. Overall not bad, but I would believe it if they told me they put some fruit syrup on top of a pale lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2008
12 oz bottle w/twist off cap. Pours transparent reddish with no head. Little carbonation. Does have a raspberry initial hit but not a ’clean’ raspberry flavor. However, it is not artificial like so many fruit beers. Very good, but could be a bit sweeter. Finish is not offensive nor lingering for a fruit beer. Almost has a cider characteristic about it but does not vacate the fact that it is a beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2010 In short: Tasty raspberry juice with bubbles. Ok.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed fresh a week after receiving from JCB. Thanks a lot Jason
The look: Clear red body topped by a short-lived picky head
In long: Nose of fresh raspberries. Taste unfortunately feels half commercial raspberry juice and half fresh raspberries. No malt character, subdued hops (if any), light almost watery body. Rather tasty. There isn’t really much to say about this carbonated raspberry juice. Raspberries and more raspberries. Fortunately its low-medium sweetness level prevents it from feeling like one of those commercial coolers. A good beer but this really ain’t a New Glarus Raspberry Tart, but fortunately this also really ain’t a Barbara Streisand album.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2008
poured cranberry color with a slight pink head aroma is sugar raspberry taste is like a carbonated white zinfendel - nice flavor if you like raspberry. I enjoyed it but won’t seek it out. Will enjoy some with company over the holidays


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