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Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company

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951 Ratings
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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 443
Gots: 283 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Essentially an "Imperial Rübæus," this ale contains four times the amount of raspberries as Rübæus and is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain.

(Beer added by: granger10 on 09-15-2005)
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Hmph for this one received in a nice trade.

Nice looking beer, very dark red almost like concentrated raspberry juice, with a great purple head that left pretty good lacing.

Tons of raspberries in the smell, just a touch of maltiness but mostly extreme fruitiness all the way.

Amazing taste, better than I expected (and my expectations were pretty high). Raspberry heaven, moderate sweetness that perfectly balances sour and sweet flavors.

Body is pretty full, slick and very nicely carbonated. This one reminds me of various other highly fruity beers, and reminds me even more of why fruit beers remain my favorite style. Notably, I can't detect a smidge of alcohol anywhere.

I find it amazing that when it comes to fruit beers, the usual malts and hops are almost irrelevant. I just really love the fruits, but only when it's BEER, not when it's sicky-sweet wines or whatever other beverages feature fruits. Fruit beers rock!

Overall this one is tied between excellent and amazing. Nuff said.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 23:41:10 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.