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Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company

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953 Ratings
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Ratings: 953
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 440
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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Dope

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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark red/purpleish pour with a decent light red/pink head. Fades somewhat quickly and leaves just a little bit of lacing. Head easily revived with some swirling. I gave it extra points just for the uniqueness.

S: Typical belgian yeast clove smell is somewhat strong. Delicious raspberry aroma as you would expect. Nice sharp tartness.

T: Wow, more raspberry than I expected. It's sweet at first and then very tart, almost sour. Puckering for a moment when you first sip it, like eating underripe raspberries. Great transition of flavors. Just a hint of belgian yeast hiding in there, but mostly overpowered by the wonderful raspberries. Somewhat simple but amazing at the same time. A treat in each sip. No indication of any alcohol.

M: One of the highlights of this beer. Silky smooth raspberry syrup.

O: Great fruit beer. Might be the best one I've ever tried. It's not like fruit soda like some, and it's not like others where the fruit characteristics are buried.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 04:57:57 | More by Dope
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Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 953 ratings.