Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Founders Brewing Company Rübæus Pure Raspberry Ale
Tonight’s featured beer is Founders Brewing Company Rübæus Pure Raspberry Ale.
From the Founders Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy raspberry red color with a nice pink head and good lacing.
Aroma: Raspberries are huge in the nose with light grains and yeast in the background.
Taste: Sweet and tart raspberry flavor – very jammy – light bready grains and just a touch alcohol in the finish.
Overall: Light, sticky and delicious, Founders Brewing Company Rübæus Pure Raspberry Ale is really good. This 5.7% ABV is seriously refreshing and a nice change of pace (for me). Reminds of raspberry jam or syrup in flavor, but very drinkable. If Founders sold this offering in CA I’d most definitely pick more up.
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