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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2013
This may change your mind about fruit beers. Beautiful to look at, opaque red-brown with nice tannish-pink frothy head. Gentle aroma of fresh raspberries. Taste is beautifully balanced, mostly fresh raspberries; sweet, like fruit, but not like sugar; enough malt to give the beer more substance. Refreshing. Overall - Founders does it again - great beer experience, lots of finesse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Lots of raspberry flavor. Fresh flavor, not fake. Tart scent and deep pink coloring. Mouth is medium for this style and not overly sugar coating. Ok for the special beer it is

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LLaurin (81) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
Pouring rose with white head. Very intense fruit on the nose and a cider like taste. Short on the palate not lasting long at all. Overall interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Pours pinkish with a tiny white head. Aroma is all raspberry. Taste is acidic tartness and and a touch of sweetness. Nice fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (842) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Draft @ Barcade, e’s bday afternoon. Red-pink pour with semibright hue. Cherry/cranberry flavors, very fruity but not too tart, malty boozy backbone is noticeable. Not a mouth-puckering fruit beer. A tad medicinal. Can’t decide.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
weordie (483) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Pours red with no head at all. Aroma is stale beer. Very Raspberry juice like in the taste, doesn’t taste like a beer. Gave me horrendous heartburn too so had to come back and lower my rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (223) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Hard to review as a beer, but pretty tasty nonetheless! Pours ruddy, with no foam. Aroma is definitely raspberry. Very nice, I’ll definitely suggest this to my next girlfriend. Taste is a nice balance of sweet and tart, true to the berry. It’s a bit more carbonated than I like and leaves a tart aftertaste. Kinda weird, kinda good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (562) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2015
(Bottle) Cloudy raspberry-red body with a small white head. Raspberry aroma, bubblegum, sugar. Flavor has raspberry, medium tartness, and a lot of sugar. Yummy but a little cloying. Underlying acidity helps cut the sweetness somewhat. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske fra Systembolaget Luleå - Storheden. Drukket på Rundvannet 29 Jun 15. Rødbrun. Lavt lyserødt skum. God bringebæraroma. Smaken bringebærsyltetøy uten sukker. Lite som minner om øl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (933) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 1, 2015
"Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandy..." Leave it to Founders to bash stereotypical fruity beers on the label of their very own fruity beer. Happily, the arrogance is fitting. Rübæus isn’t just any Fruit Beer. It’s a Founders Fruit Beer. While the pink pour reminded me a lot of a Fruit Beer which shall not be named [*cough* Leinie’s Berry Shandy *cough*] the aroma set things straight. Rübæus smells like fresh, tart raspberries instead of cheap extracts. Flavor balances raspberry and malt beautifully. Rübæus and Blushing Monk... Founders must really like raspberries. Hell, if it ain’t broke...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benjhi (2) - USA - NOV 1, 2015 does not count
Probably my favorite fruit beer so far. Not too sweet like Frambroise and Früli- both are good but can leave you with a headache- but still a clear raspberry flavor. Plus it’s from Michigan!

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