I’m a bit late getting this review up but if you look hard you might be able to find some of this seasonal beer still on the shelves. Rübæus is a raspberry beer and I am typically not a fan of fruit beers but Founders did a nice job with this one.
The color is amazing and the picture captures it quite well – a bright red with minimal head. Smell has tons of raspberry and is very sweet. Fortunately the taste keeps the raspberry but loses most of the sweetness. No doubt this beer is sweeter than your average beer but it is not the syrupy sweet you often get with fruit beer.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer but I am not sure I could drink more than one on any given evening. Something to try but certainly not going to be an everyday beer.
Pros: Fruit flavored without the syrup sweetness
Alcohol Content: 5.7% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 15
Brewers Website: Founders Brewing
Brewers 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.