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RATINGS: 1097   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
bp (820) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Bottle: pours is dark red with a thin white head, strong aroma of raspberries, taste reminds me of juice with a nice dry finish, no sign of the alcohol at all, this is one of the better fruit beers that I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1601) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2007
not sure what i was ordering but as soon as i poured into a glass i thought this is going to be different. the aroma of raspberries was incredible very nice. it was a very nice red color and little to no head. the flavor i thought for a fruity beer was good. i could not taste the alcohol in this and was just curious to know the abv. to me its a good night ender or just a good sipping beer in front of the fireplace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark red wine color with a small white head. You can see tiny bubbles rising throughout. Aroma is pretty similar to red Kool-Aid... very fruity, alcohol is undetectable. Tastes beer-y (like a Sam Adams, maybe... mild hops and malts)... with raspberries. To me it seems the flavors don’t blend particularly well, but the alcohol remains well hidden, and it’s not necessarily bad... just odd. This won’t be a repeat purchase for me, but it’s a good recommendation for that one girl you know that will only drink wine and Smirnoff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2007
12oz stubby. Pours a light, bloody pink with an abundance of carbonated bubbles coating the entire glass. Very wine coolerish. Aroma continues the wine coolerishness with a fruity, raspberry-y malt beverage smell. Pleasant, sweet, sugary. There is a malt background which makes apparent this is a beer. The malts are subtle but provide a slight biscuity smell. Taste is sweet light bodied, not cloying or artificial. Quick finish. This is nothing too special but really all one can ask for from a normal fruit beer and certainly better than the majority of offerings in this category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 12oz bottle giving to me to rate and praise his generousity on this site by xnoxhatex. thanks! pours beautiful red with almost pinkish white head. nose is exploding with fresh raspberries but the flavor seems week and almost artifical raspberry taste to it. almost malty finish. pretty watery body. this isn’t a bad beer, it’s just not very enjoyable and lacks an intense fruit flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2007
12 oz bottle from WLV chicago. Deep ruby red with large pink head. Aroma is very raspberry but has an interesting, unexpected malt backbone as well. Flavor is not what I expected, it’s not very tart or sour but very good none the less. Raspberry starts out the flavor with interesting slight medium roasted malt, very sweet, pleasant and no alc. Medium to small body with some carb. This beer is walking a fine tight rope very eloquently, everything is very close to being too much or too little but remains right on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2007
12 oz bottle. Hazy red with a thin pink head. Aroma is raspberries. Very, very sweet raspberry flavor with little to back it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2007
poured into tulip. pours a cloudy pink with fluffy white head. sweet rasberry aroma. sweet thruought with good mouthfeel, sweet finish. more you drink the sweetness subsides.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Wow. I should’ve tried this a LONG time ago. Just as you expect, raspberry scent as soon as you open it. Tart taste, but not to crazy. This is a great summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Pours a fairly clear reddish maroon with a small light pink head. The raspberry aroma is there, but its not a ridiculously sweet and fake smell. Very authentic and natural smelling. There’s definitely some sweetness pushing through. I liked the nose. The flavor is pretty sweet. Big berry fruits and nectar are the most noticeable characters. A little bit tart, but certainly not sour. Just a pleasant beer to have as a dessert beer. I wouldnt want more than one at a time, but drinking one of these is always pleasurable.

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