Beer Review: Founders Rübæus

20151016_000528Name: Founder’s Rübæus

Style: Raspberry Ale

IBU: 15

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, this beer is 100% Founders.”

I apologize, I haven’t posted in while due to work being crazy and having company over last weekend. Let’s get back into the swing of things with a style of beer I haven’t reviewed yet. Founder’s Rübæus is a fruit ale brewed for warmer weather, so I figured I would grab a bottle of one of the last batches for one warmer days of the year. Founder’s has been putting out quality beer from quite some time from Grand Rapids, MI. They recently sold 30% of their company to Spanish brewery Mahou San Miguel in which could go either way, but is learning in the direction of good. The good thing is they are maintaining control of their brewing, while increasing distribution making it easier for you to get this great beer I am about to drink.

The beer pours a deep reddish pink with a nice one inch of champagne like white head. The nose gives off scents of raspberry and a thick bread like malt. The taste of the beer is much like advertised by the name and the nose, leading with Raspberry and light malt. The beer is really an interesting and great fruit beer that is much more full bodied than many other fruit beers. For that reason it is really an all around easy drinking light, but full bodied beer. I would definitely recommend grabbing one for the last warm days this fall or next summer when it is brewed again.


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