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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft at Hawthrone’s. Pours a hazy maroon with thin white head and minimal lacing. Nose of raspberries, jolly ranchers, cranberry, grenadine. Lightish body, nice sweet flavor without being cloying. Not bad at all.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (913) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Red brown pour some good foam head. Aroma seedy raspberries. Tastes big raspberries. A bit too sweet, could use more tart - should’ve gone sour with this.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magpieken (69) - - DEC 11, 2014
355ml bottle. BB 04/2015. Pours a mid rosé colour. Creamy pink head, good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of raspberry syrup, artificial sweetener and some grain. Initial taste is quite sweet but not in an overpowering way and then some dry tartness. Medium almost winelike body, effervescent, sticky lingering mouthfeel. Gentle alcohol warmth. A pleasantly interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4088) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
355ml bottle. Cloudy copper colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Raspberry aroma, raspberry taste. Superbly balance of sweet- and tartness, some slightly biting bitter hop seconds as counterweight to the sweetness as well. If you like raspberry you won’t find any carved out better than this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
05.12.2014, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Small bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is sweet fruity, raspberry candy, grain, hay, berry skin, sugar, grass, cereal. Taste is sweet fruity, sweet tart raspberries, hay, grain, berry skin, grass, sugar, cereal. Little bitterness, slightly dry sour-ish mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UrbanCaveman (74) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2014
On tap at Beer House in Lombard, IL. Served in a pokal glass. A: That’s definitely a red beer, and not in the "looks amber" sense - much like the difference between someone with natural red hair versus someone who grabbed a bottle of Fire Engine hair dye. It’s obviously more in the latter category. There was no head to speak of when this arrived, and it was also not much in the lacing department. S: Tart fruit notes swell out of the glass, all berries and grapes, with no real indication that this is an actual beer. Granted, I was in a bar, so that may have affected my olfactory judgment, but this is a bar with no kitchen. T: The taste category can be readily summed up in two simple words - "wine soda". This seriously drinks like a carbonated red wine, laden with tart berry and grape notes through the entire tasting process. There are some faints hints of malt beneath, and nothing so much as vaguely resembling the echo of a shadow of a whisper of a ghost of any hop presence (which I appreciate). M: Light and fairly well carbonated. O: An interesting experience for a fruit beer. I would likely repeat it at some point, though I doubt this would ever become a regular beer for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (513) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Appearance: Cloudy orange red with white head Aroma: Malty with fresh raspberry Taste: Very sweet and malty with tons of raspberry flavor.. A tad bit flat not that it takes away from the flavor. Overall: Doesn’t have the sour oakiness of a lambic but still a really nice raspberry beer that you could drink over and over in the summer. .

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Ruby red with thin head. Aroma of raspberries and some sweetness. Light body, strong raspberry, light/medium tartness, medium sweetness. A little too sweet for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2531) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This hazy bright red beer pours with a quickly disappearing white creamy head. It has a sweet, rich raspberry cheesecake flavour, slight tartness and a biscuit and fruity finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NBird (405) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2014
Looks.. Ruby red, little to no head. Smells..raspberries and sweet oak Tastes..mildly tart but more sweet raspberries.. finishes dry with a slight woody character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2014
355mL bottle BB 15/04/2015 Nice clear tarnished red body, holds a white head. Good kick of fresh ripe raspberry on the nose. Not overly complex, a suggestion of malt in there, but mostly fruit. Quite light bodied, somewhat bolstered by a touch of tartness. Soft carbonation. A tad more malt on offer upfront on the palate, provides some backbone & sweetness to the abundance of ripe raspberry flavour. Low bitterness, dry finish. Delightfully refreshing raspberry beer - not artificial as many can be. A bit one dimensional though.


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