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RATINGS: 1065   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandyRbus is Founders way to celebrate the seasons 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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (254) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3582) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Red with no head. Crazy berry flavor. Raspberry dominates everything. Sweet and tasty. Good for a fruit beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1635) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle Rehills Newcastle. Im a big raspberry fan and this works really well. Plenty of this lovely fruit all over this very red ale and I think it tastes pretty damn fine. Juicy and sweet, great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (757) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a ruby red with almost no head. Sweet raspberry aroma. Pretty good mix of sweet and dry\sour. Raspberry that fades pretty quickly. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BadAprilia1000 (327) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Pours a gorgeous clear pink/red color with little head. Aroma is sweet raspberry, strawberry, dry almost like champagne. Taste is sweet, slightly tart raspberry, some wheat, dry again. Drinks more like champagne with some fruit muttled into it but still great. Not overly sweet like a majority of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3394) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Bouteille partage, cadeau de Guy. Une belle couleur de jus de framboise. Un nez de smooties aux framboise et une bouche plus prs du jus que de la bire. Un dlice qui a plus sa place dans les shandy que la bire. Buvabilit extrme.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (230) - USA - MAR 22, 2015
I open the beer thinking to myself how much Im probably not going to like it because its sweet. Ive heard its sweet, very sweet; too sweet for so many taste buds out there in the beer-drinking universe. I go in with an unbalanced judgment and once again I discover that I should just really know better than to listen to the outside world. The pour is a liquid, dark ruby-amber into the glass, true to the name; the foam forming a thin layer over the surface, white as snow, but accented in pink from the reflection of the beer underneath. The aroma is raspberry, some lemon, a suggestion of freshly hewn wood; the brew is fragrant and quite lovely to look at. The first sip brings that raspberry to the real world, a tartness bellied by lemon and tart apples! The carbonation is excellent and brings the flavors together, creating a fruity circus in my mouth. Not terribly buzzy, not like a soda, but perfect to deliver the tart to my throat and the sweetness to where it sits on my gums waiting to be discovered by the tip of my tongue. The finish is comfortable, the light body a bit sticky on my lips. A bit of very light caramel appears a few minutes after the sip, most likely there the whole time, but hidden by the strength of the predominant flavors until they had a change to soften. Quite enjoyable and I have enough to mix with another Founders Brewing in just a short while!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Weevo (64) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Found this lurking in back of the fridge. Need to try this again on a hot summer day. Pours red/brown, small cream colored head and lots of carbonation. Of course, raspberry to the nose and taste, but a bit to sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Red with short lasting pink head. Aroma of raspberry. Taste of raspberry with a slightly earthy, yogurty finish. Ok

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maris (1085) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
From a 355ml bottle on 17/3/2015. Pours a clear light red with a small head. Smells like raspberry cordial. Tastes like raspberry cordial. Luckily I dont mind raspberry cordial. But Im quite perplexed by the high rating for this on here. Dont get me wrong, Im a huge fan of this brewery, but this barely registers as a beer. The blurb talks about the perfect balance of sweet and tart. I can detect bugger all tart. This is all sugary sweet. If I tasted it blind, Id question whether it was an alcoholic beverage. Light bodied with modest carbonation. A passable alcoholic soft drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
18.7.2014. Dark red colour, no head. Aroma is dominated by raspberry and cherry. Taste is tart with raspberry, cherry and malty backbone. Also bit sweet. However, finish has raspberry and some bitterness, not sweet. Quite good for a fruit beer. Quite rich and full.


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