Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by RocPorterFanatic:
3.65/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bright pink head and almost obnoxious body. The smell is out of this world. Its a mix of raspberry soda and cranberry. The head is reminiscent of pepto, but very light and airy.
The taste is much less fruity than I'd imagine. I was thinking it would be similar to Raspberry Tart, but its a far cry from that. Its got a nice sour and funky thing going on. Very enjoyable.
The mouthfeel leaves something to be desired. Instead of a piquant feel, like from a geueze, its much softer and creamier than that, almost buttery and disppointing.
Overall, this is a decent beer. I'm glad I got the chance to try it. The alcohol is well hidden and could get somebody in alot of trouble and could serve very well pairing with a fruity cheesecake or other berry dessert.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2011 17:16:56 | More by RocPorterFanatic
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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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