Rübaeus

Michigan
United States
Rübaeus Founders Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
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, this beer is 100% Founders.

Profile

ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
39° - 45° F
Hops: 
Crystal
Malts: 
Pale Wheat
Judges Review 
Tom Cannon's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The beer starts out with a fresh, tart raspberry aroma and pours a brilliantly clear dark pink with a light pink head. The flavor is a touch more juicy, but is offset by a nice creaminess to the texture of the beer, which works well with the sweet raspberry flavor. There’s nothing really complex in the beer, just a clean, bright fruit flavor that’s relatively drinkable. Fruit beers are tough not to make too sweet and cloying, and this one avoids that trap, and has much more right than wrong. The raspberry is fresh enough, and the creaminess of the beer really helps. A summer quencher, this one would work in any picnic cooler.