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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Rated 8/10/06: No doubt that this is a raspberry brew wooo this is tart, sweet, and nice. Poured into a merlot glass, color is a light mahagony with an enormous carbonated head that is a lighter shade of red. Dark sediment collects at the bottom indicating the use of real raspberries. Aroma is a strong tangy scent of raspberries and sugar. The taste is just what I was anticipating real fruity with just enough alcohol presence from the malt and fruit to remind me that this still is beer. Raspberries are my favorite fruit used in beer and this example reinforces why I like them so much. The mouthfeel is alright slightly over carbonated for my liking but with this much fruit presence it is expected. Out of the ordinary but well worth it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2007
I don’t recall the word "cute" ever coming to mind when I’ve poured a beer before, but it seems a just descriptor for this one. A light pink head fizzles away atop a garnet body. Lacing is profuse and webbed. Aroma is sweet raspberry and lightly toasted malts and a touch of citric hops, little else. Flavor is actually quite good, a really tasty fruit concoction. Notes of tart red fruits, mostly raspberries, mingle pleasantly with lightly sweet and lightly bitter grains. The midway point between tart and sour is amicably reached. A very good recipe. Palate is light to medium bodied, just slightly sticky and full of lively carbonation. Finishes with dusty fruit notes and a malty twang that feels lightly bready, very clean and moderately drying. Great American fruit beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle: Pours a cloudy red-orange with a large ever-so-slightly pinkish head, deep berry aroma, medium bodied with light mellow carbonation, starts and ends sweet with a long tart berry ending. Very nice for a fruit beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2007
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear reddish amber with a fluffy ivory head. Aroma is of raspberries ’n sugar. Taste is of light malts and raspberries with sweet and tart notes. Light bodied and crisp with playful carbonation. Ending is of raspberry soda. Thank You, DirtyMike!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
bottle. Brown with a pink hue, with a thin white head. Sweet aroma - malt and raspberry. Mildly tart raspberry flavor - tastes like fresh raspberries, not the fake raspberry syrup evident in most fruit beers. Pleasant and refreshing, i enjoyed this more than i expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2007
Bottle, poured a hazy water downed looking pink lemonade color with bits of raspberry seeds floating around. Aromas of muted raspberries and a sour tartness. Crisp, straight forward raspberry flavor, dry with a light bubbly mouthfeel and sourness in the finish. A nice fruit beer but I doubt I could drink more than one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours ruby/copper with a small, pink head. Aroma of raspberries and sweet malt. Tart raspberries dominate, but the malt makes it seems a little bit sweeter than NG Raspberry Tart.
Flavor was heavily sour and moderately sweet. Intense flavor that ends dry. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2007
An aggressive pour into a flute glass yields a crystal-clear, pale rose-colored beer with a two-finger light pink head. The aroma is robust, dominated by raspberries with a foreshadowing of tartness. Mouth-feel is light-to-medium bodied. Flavor is just lightly fruity, slightly sour and tart, and definitely dry. Alcohol is undetectable. There is just enough malt and bitterness to let you know this is a beer. No wild yeast character. Finish is sour and dry. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2564) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2007
Thin white head that fades quickly, lace is non existant. Clear, red appearence. Nose of raspberrys and a hint of grain. Body is light with a fine grained tartness. Raspberry flavored with a light dustiness, lightly sweet. Finish is lightly sweet and tart. ABV is well hidden. Nice little fruit beer. Thanks to eaglefan for the bottle!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2007
Nice fruit beer. Not incredibly balanced or complex. But, not overly sweet, and has a nice refreshing raspberry taste. Just sour and dry enough to be able to drink a whole glass. Great summer beer.


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