Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Marty30:
4.15/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
750ml. bottle split between three people.Served at fridge temp. into snifters.
A. A deep dark purple,with a small pink/purplish half inch head,that disappears as fast as it comes to leave some large bubbles.Very little lacing if any at all.
S.Fresh rasberries smack you right upfront,,smells like they were just sent through a blender,I get a little smell of alchohol but very faint.
T. The best way to describe this is, chocolate covered rasberries! I don't get to much else Just big rasberry notes upfront,then in the back of the tounge milk chocolate.Also kind of tart in the end.Alchohol is very well hidden.
M. Mediumfeel with a nice amount of carbonation that I think is just right,not overdone.A bit sweet to begin and a little tart in the end.
Overall Founders proves again why they are my favorite brewery. I really enjoyed this beer but I have to say my 8 oz pour was just enough,I don't know if I could of drank much more.Best to share this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2011 02:50:23 | More by Marty30
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4.39/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Beer Review: Blushing Monk
Reviewing the Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is the first release is Founders' Backstage Series.
July 2011 vintage bottle served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 01/19/13 in honor of my good friend Adam Kaplan's wedding.
Appearance: Deep claret in color. Two fingers of light pink, strawberry ice cream colored head that settles to a thin layer atop the glass. Gorgeous lacing and really good cling. 5/5
Smell: Huge, jammy raspberries galore! Also present is sugary citrus, a little bit of floral , and faint yeast. Touch of grainy malt towards end of whiff. More raspberry comes through as it warms and airates 4.5/5
Taste: The Belgian qualities are more prominent on palate than they are in nose. Sweet and tart, jammy raspberry upfront, followed by slightly Belgiany yeast and malt. A touch of funk towards finish. Faint hint of alcohol, but well incorporated into the flavor profile. Gets tarter as warms 4.25/5
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, low-plus carbonation. Juicy on palate and slightly puckering. Lightly dry finish. 4.25/5
Overall: An excellent beer that was enjoyed by all the groomsman in the wedding party during the photography portion of wedding. This would have paired nicely with a donut or, more appropriately for the occasion, vanilla cake.
Pairing: A beignet.
Cost: $12.99 for a 750 ml bottle.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2013 04:35:15 | More by jegross2
Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
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