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RATINGS: 1016   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Crisp reddish brown pour with a fairly strong raspberry nose. Spritzy mouthfeel delivers a decent and easy-drinking raspberry tart...refreshing and unchallenging. Fairly high ABV surprises, spritzy carbonation refreshes, and tart raspberries quench the thirst on a hot summer day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very reddish brown, with slight lacy pink head. Aroma of raspberries is prominent. Flavor is sweet raspberries, with the fruit flavor extremely prominent. Aftertaste is wheat (just so that you remember it’s not a wine cooler). 6.9% alcohol is exceedingly well masked. Very tasty, but somewhat like alcoholic soda.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle, poured into English pint glass. Mostly red in color, with a pink-ish head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of raspberry, as one would expect. Not as strong a raspberry flavor as I had expected (as compared to Lindeman’s Framboise, for example), but noticable enough. Not a beer for everyone, as some reviews indicate, but a good, drinkable summer beeer without an overwhelmingly fruity taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle, courtesy Santa. Pours a dark pink color, with a fizzy head and very little lacing. Tons of raspberries in the nose, dry and sweet, vanilla, and some strawberry. Dry malts start off the flavor, following the first wave of raspberries. Some hay, too. Pretty mild overall. Crisp and refreshing, tastes a bit artificial though (not that it is, but that it tastes that way). Still decent for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2008
12oz Bottle: Pours ruby red w/ a small light pink head that doesn’t stick around very long. Tart raspberry aroma. Flavor is tart raspberry too, but there is a bit of malt to go w/ the raspberry onslaught. Great summer beer, but I do think this one is way better on tap. Doesn’t seem quite as smooth in the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a small pinkish head that doesn’t stick around very long and leaves no lacing. Smell is, not surprisingly, raspberries, mostly sweet but with a hint of sourness at the end. The taste is also dominated by raspberries but there is definitely a beer backbone in there - malts and a faint hop taste in the finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. The drinkability is pretty good on this one especially since the sweetness is toned down a little in the taste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2008
I was not very impressed with this. It pours a hazy dark red with little head. It actually kinda tastes like a wine cooler. My mother actually thought it was! I guess it would be good as a glorified chick beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5206) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Very tart raspberry aroma. Clean red/brown pour. slightly sweet/tart raspberry dominated flavor with just a bit of a flat papery finish. Slightly thin with light foamy palate. Pretty good beer that without the bit of a funky after taste would really be good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Red pour with disappearing pink head. Aroma is sweet berries and nothing more. Taste is led by raspberries that are more reminiscent of jam or preserves than of fresh tart berries. There is just enough of a malt and hop backbone to let you know this isn’t a wine cooler. Not bad, but really not that refreshing of a summer brew either.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
saltebru (13) - Ionia, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Pours a nice ruby red. You can really sense the raspberries. Fermentation from the malts as well as the raspberries. A really good beer.


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