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RATINGS: 1283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenkiGonzo (1088) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2016
Can from Number 23. Ruby pink pour with no head. Sweet, bright raspberry aroma. Flavour is all raspberry as well, though a little too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle from Beer and Wine. Dark red, almost purple body with pinkish medium head. Nose is fruity, tart. Taste is sweet, of raspberries for sure, quite sweet but not over the top. Tart elements in there, especially towards the finish. Creamy texture and quite alcy in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (2829) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle. Pink amber color, weak foam. Aroma: raspberries, fruity, soft. Taste: sweet, raspberry, raspberry jam with water, refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desolat (26) - ChongQing, CHINA - AUG 16, 2016
AROMA-Pleasant berry sweet aroma. Background is mild smoothy malty. APPEARANCE-Orange deep gold. Clear. FLAVOR-Medium-high fruity sweet mixed with light tart very well. Good balance. MOUTHFEEL-Medium body. Medium carbonation. OVERALL-An excellent fruit beer which is not too cloy and tart.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (243) - - AUG 16, 2016
I had this on tap, in the nitro version, at Yard House in Fresno. Dark pink color with a tight, creamy white head. This is dangerously drinkable with refreshing raspberry aroma and flavor. A true masterpiece of a fruit beer perfectly fit for summer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (320) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Wegmans, in a shaker glass. Dark pink with a nice white/pink head. Medium bodied with strong raspberry aroma. Raspberry sweetness dominates the taste with hops part of the clean finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Smells sickly sweet. Bright red in color. Pull off the raspberry flavor well but strongly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grumpy55G (2) - Lansing, USA - AUG 8, 2016 does not count
Founders does it right. Expecting another so-so beer, I was surprised, this is a great brew. Not too sweet, just right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1479) - - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle, thanks Christina! Sweet raspberry aroma with raspberry sourness as well as a bit of wheat malt. Pours light ruby red colored with a thin white head that has some retention and good lacing. Starts with sweet raspberry flavors as well as a bit of wheat maltiness to go along with a light body and lively mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and refreshing with a bit of raspberry sourness that cuts the sweet well before the sweet returns at the very end. Excellent summer beer to cool off with.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Tap at Founders. Clear dark pink with light pink head. Lots of sweet raspberries, light dough, bit of grass and herbs. Quite sweet and very light bitter. Medium bodied.


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