RATINGS: 1293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy reddish pink color. The head is a two finger Jigglypuff shade that doesn’t feature the best retention. Spotty lacing is left behind. S: Raspberry. That’s kind of it, really, but it’s a nice singular note regardless. T: The flavors are primarily raspberry juice and cream. Those flavors are nice, but it’s kind of one note to a fault. I really don’t have much to say other than this one would do better on a hot day. M: Medium body, sweet finish, high carbonation. This feel is so average, it’s leaving me at a loss for words. O: I think I preferred Cerise to this one. I’ve been looking to try this for a while now, so in that regard, this is a mild letdown. Of course, this beer’s monotony means I don’t have to write a long review. Wooo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (5271) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Chuck’s 85th, Seattle. Thin cream on darker rose, clear body. Pale clean raspberry on nose. Thick, sticky sweet body. Creamy weight with lighter raspberry tart on finish. Oddly thick and cloying, especially unexpected by the appearance. Slight lactic character, like a raspberry cream ale. Pretty cloying. Raspberry tartness, while nice, is rather dominated by the heavy body. Just weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (540) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2016
Can from Taniguchi. Pours a lovely clear ruby red with a light pink head. Big raspberry aroma, mostly jammy but a touch syrupy and sweet. Good spritzy start with the malt presenting midway, bringing a full sweet raspberry jam feel that lingers on the palate. Nice stuff, it keeps the sweetness in check with a hopped tart finish. I couldn’t go more than a can though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
digitalviking (99) - - DEC 6, 2016
Not terrible, but buying a four pack was a mistake -- raspberries mixed with a soggy malt taste just doesn’t do it for me. I would like this beer more if it had more tart character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (3283) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2017
12 oz can poured. Trying to remember how many ratings of Founders I complained that they hadn’t shown up in Seattle yet. Pretty cool to swing by the local on the way home and pick up cans of mixed Founders for 2 bucks a piece. I’m sure I’ll get used to it. A clean ruby pour with a patchy, lasting fizz head. Sweet red raspberry aroma that’s also slightly floral. Flavor is raspberry juice. Slightly tart, more so sweet. A little syrupy. Cool and refreshing. Doesn’t get a whole lot more raspberry than this offering. Overall a very unique beer. I will choose to complain about there being too much fruit in a fruit beer. Good thing I love raspberries. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1772) - HONG KONG - DEC 18, 2016

355 ml bottle bought at Ocen One in Kam Tin, Yuen Long.

Transluclent redish brown colour; Half finger head and soapy white foam which lasted for 20 seconds; Good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of malt, with strawberry jam, raspberry, sugar and light grass; Close to light sweet taste of light malt, with fair raspberry, light fruity sourness, light floral, very light fructose, biscuits, light lemon and very light bitter hops and grass; Light body. Watery palate; Mouth feel is fair maltyness in a thin background. Notable natural raspberries throughout with low sweetness. Low hop presence with light floral and pretty light lemon. Dry biscuit ending. Quite nice... Hoppiness is light grass in nose. Light floral, light lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is light for an abrupt, low astringent fruity finish; Quite dry after taste. Easy and slightly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is pretty much like the Brussel Fruit Beer series with substantial fruit presence for pretty natural taste. Light maltyness and low sweetness means for easy drinking and certainly geared for summer refreshment. Decent already, but a touch more malt and hops would be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (3592) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 20, 2017
On tap @ Roll Madrid. Pinky color, white head with medium duration, good lacing. Aroma has notes of berries. Sweet flavor with notes of syrup. Slightly sourness on the final with red fruits mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SebBrews (89) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - DEC 21, 2016
Red-rubiny with non-dense small head that recedes quickly. Smells like raspberry syrup. Taste is sweet fizzy radpberry syrup on a malty base. Lacks body. Medium carbonation. Leaves a sticky sweet aftertaste. Not a fan of the style in general, but this is not a good representation in any case.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ston3s42 (233) - - DEC 7, 2016
Quite red appearance with little head. Tastes of raspberry, Christmas soda, and some lime. Light body, low carbonation and a finish of raspberry. Raspberry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
adamnowek (2114) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2016
Bright and slightly hazy pink. Huge creamy head. Smells like liquefied sugar. Outrageously sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopper8 (69) - Holland, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2016
It’s a candy beer. It’s so strong on the fruit with very little hop profile or any other beer characteristic, other than some bitterness at the end. I’d rather they just make it into a cider honestly.

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