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RATINGS: 1252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
tap. Red with minimal head. Sweet and lighly tart, much more mild than a lambic. Very fruity and quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3421) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle, just hit the stores today. Glad they’re bottling this again. Pours a cloudy ruby red color with no head. Aroma is all raspberries with just a very light chocolate scent. Taste is the same, all raspberries, but for some reason I really like it. A light sweetness up front with a nice tart finish. Medium body with a light stickiness. Overall, I really like this as a summer fruit beer. I eat raspberries every day so that’s probably why I enjoy this beer. I drank a second one after it was in the freezer for a couple hours and it was like raspberry slushy. Awesome.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
bwa5879 (885) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 Dark burgundy pour, looks like cranberry juice with traces of whitish purple head. Smells like sweet, sugary, full bodied raspberry, similar to framboise lambic. Pretty low carbonation, thin but creamy mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. Tastes like creamy, earthy raspberries that are sweet and not at all tart. Kind of like raspberry lambic overall. Not a good BEER but not bad to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Deep raspberry red color with a thin white head. Smelled like strong raspberry spumante. Tasted similar. Nice raspberry flavor but way too sweet for my taste. A five once pour was plenty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
The pour is amber in color with a finger of white head. A very sweet fruit aroma to this, as expected. Lots of raspberry with maybe a touch of cherry to it as well. Not much else going on. The flavor is sweet with notes of sugar and raspberry. Maybe just a little bit of lemon in there, too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a thin white head. Aroma of fresh raspberries and a touch of wheat. Flavor was sweet and tart raspberries, light malts and a bit of caramel with a tasty and refreshing finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5145) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Big thanks to Tooch4321 for this one in trade. Pours a yellow-orange with pink highlights. Nose is smooth raspberries- puree, seeds, and a balance of the berry’s tartness and sweetness (I can go along with that). Flavor is similar- it is a raspberry beer, and it is not afraid of telling everyone this. Flavor is all aspect of the raspberry. Light to medium in body with a very raspberry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Had this way back in the day at Three Floyds of all places, but that was long before I rated. This one pours clear ruby red with a thin white head. Pungent rotting raspberries (in the best possible way) on the nose, with chocolate--smells like it’s concentrated like a syrup you’d pour over ice cream. Taste is definitely faded, but the raspberry is lightly sweet and smooth. There’s a bit of light malt mingling with the raspberries on the finish. Thin-bodied but really nicely carbonated. Would have been better several years ago, but still a tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2010) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Not sure of the age on this one but many thanks to Sixdaysbottomocean for hooking up a big want! Pour is kind of disappointing, in that the color is only slightly reddish in hue rather than what I was hoping for based on NG Raspberry Tart. Nose, on the other hand, is a nice little raspberry thing, very natural smelling which is a good sign. Light sweet raspberries, nicely balanced by moderate tartness for a fruit beer, definitely more tart than the New Glarus equivalent. For a fruit beer that has aged over a year, it’s got very good fresh flavors and is just a nice and satisfying beer. Finish is slightly strange, not sure how to describe it, but it knocks off a point here and there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle from Crown Liquors #6 (Aged 3 years) - Pours a dark rose amber with raspberry seed sediment and a wispy, white head. Aroma is bready with tart raspberry. Taste is tart raspberry and cranberry with a bready malt finish. Mouthfeel is light, wet, and soft. I’m surprised such a light beer held up so well after 3 years.


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