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Founders Brewing Co.
Grand Rapids, MI

Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 7.0%

Jill’s Rating:
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Founders Brewing Company set out to create a summer taste that’s different than all the rest, and they’ve succeeded in their Rubaeus, a dark, colorful wheat beer made with fresh raspberries that are added during five different stages of the fermentation process. Founders went the extra mile to achieve a nice balance between the malt and the fruit, and the result is a deliciously tart beer that has a full berry flavor without being overly sweet. If you like a raspberry-flavored beer whose tartness nips at your taste buds rather than slams them with tang, reach for this refreshing brew. And even if you don’t like fruit beer, I’d recommend trying this one when you crave summer refreshment.

Reviewed by Jill Jaracz on September 16, 2006.
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