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RATINGS: 1246   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5096) - 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 (3184) - 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 (1978) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13525) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Weak bodied. Has the appearance and mouth feel of cranberry juice. Very juicy ale. Semi sweet. Rated 8/4/10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
A- Perfectly transparent dark rose body that pours with thin 1/2 finger foamy white head. Head almost instantaneously fades to a collar which holds the whole way down. Little to no lacing is left behind in the glass. S- The nose is overpowered by a rush of tart raspberries. Sweet and sugary raspberries are present in the background. T- Dry raspberry upfront with a sweet bready malt backbone. The raspberry becomes quite tart for the finish and the subtle malt backbone disappears for a moment. What lingers is a nice combination of tart raspberry and sweet malt. P-Medium to high carbonation and light spritzy body-somewhat champagne like. O- This is a good fruit beer and is surprisingly similar to both Great Divide and Celis Raspberry. Good for one drink but not something I’d like to have more than one of. I might pick this up when I find it again (not available in my area). Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-16-2007 16:55:03

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MeadMe (1595) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A: Pours a reddish pink with a small white head. No real retention or lace noted. S: Aromas of light raspberry, candy sugar, and pale malts. T: Raspberry for sure not sweet not tart, just somewhere in between. Light malts with hints of caramel sweetness. M: On the lighter side of body, peppy carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
30th December 2008. Hazy red beer. No real head. Crisp and semi dry palate. Very nicely judged raspberries which are not too sweet or acidic but are spot on. No bitterness. Tasty and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
courtesy of goryshkewych Pours pink with thin white head. Aroma is superbly fruity with raspberries with hints of malt. Flavor, raspberry directly followed by some caramel notes that at times might overtake some of the fruit aspect. More so than it did in the aroma. Refreshing with a light bitter fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Pours a very dark ruby red color with dark cherry red hues when held to a light source and a 2 finger foamy off-white head with a slightly pink tinge. Decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring with minimal lacing. Aroma is dominated by raspberries with a bit of an artificial syrupy presence as well as a tart funky note. Sour and tart but not too puckering that nicely balance out the sweetness of the raspberries and syrupy fruit flavor. This sweetness is still the dominant flavor but without the slight tart feel it would be a bit overbearing.


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