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RATINGS: 1315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottled 6/12(?)/13. Consumed 7/9/13. Pours really nice deep but clear ruby color. Head is small, bubbly, off-red. Aroma is sweet and tart; raspberries dominate. Taste is long on the raspberries, with some bready and yeasty notes. Medium-high carbonation. Wet, clean mouth feel. Spotty lacing. Overall, not bad. The label says 5.7%ABV, not 7%. Either way, no strongly detectable alcohol. Very drinkable. Dunno if I could put down too many of these in a sitting though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Deep ruby maroon color, thick off white head. Aroma of dusty and sweet berries. Taste is rich berry juice. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at The Porter. Pours a purpleish red with a thin layer of pink head. Floral aroma with strong hints of raspberries. Taste of raspberries with a complimentary amount of carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Deep ruby pour with a small bubbly head. Nose and flavor are really fantastic representations of raspberry, with a delicate tartness, solid sweet raspberry fruit character, though not sticky or cloying. One dimensional but delicious, as fruit beers tend to be. Not on the New Glarus or Selin’s Grove level, but still very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12oz bottle, 2013 release. Alcohol labeled as 5.7%, 15 IBUs. Mostly hazy dark red color. Thin off-white, slightly pink head. Fades to a thin ring around the edge. Couple loose dots of lace. Medium body. Lighter, kind of soft / crisp carbonation, lightly sticky in the finish. Awesome, big complex pure raspberry aroma.. For a lover of raspberries, this is a real treat. Great taste, for what this is. Lightly tart, moderate sweet, but not cloying. Nice long raspberry aftertaste. Some cheesecake-like flavor in the finish, along with the big raspberry. A well done fruit beer. Great showcase of raspberry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (816) - Delaware, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle offering..purplish color..more carbonated than expected..slight head..raspberries of course on nose..also hint of dried cherries..mouthfeel is light bodied..tiniest pucker like feeling on start that transforms into a slight syrup like flavor and finishes with a sweet..somewhat cloying presence..does go nicely with raspberry dessert offering..not a real big fan of fruit beers...this does get props for using fresh raspberries..strangely reminded me of wine cooler days from way back..glad I was able to snag a bottle to try but happier that one is all I picked up..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle from CBX. Deep ruby pour with a thin loose white head. Raspberry syrup, tartness and bits of acidity. Syrupy entry tart raspberries, grape and acidity. Sweet body and drying tart end. Meh, I love Founders but wasnt thrilled by this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2013
bottle: Red pour with a quick thin head. aroma is rasberries. Flavour is raspberry with a lingering mineral quality to it. Refreshing and not too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2031) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark red pour, minimal carbonation and an aroma of fresh raspberries. Flavor is also fresh vibrant berries all the way through, starting off tart and them mellowing and slick on the aftertaste. Nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Short 12oz bottle. Ruby red color. Sweet, tart raspberry fruit smell. Tart fruit, ripe raspberry. Very well blended. Loads of fruits. This is a super Fruit Beer, better than the Belgians! (3755)


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