Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by SFLpunk:
4.08/5 rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Thanks to millerbuffoon for this hook-up! 9.2% ABV, 750mL high-shouldered pry-top bottle. 2011 vintage.
Pours a thick blackish red with crackly pink head that fades to nothing at all. Looks like sparkling Shiraz.
Aroma fills the room with raspberries as I open the bottle. Smells like crushed raspberries, blackberries, black cherry...yum. No beer aromas to speak of.
Palate is wide and slick with a tiny prickle of alcohol. Blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, a hint of hay, blueberry pie filling.
Notes: This is the first time I'm saying this (and maybe the last time) - this tastes more like a fruit wine than beer. It really tastes to me like they fermented out raspberry juice with champagne yeast. Lovely, delicious, refreshing and jammy. Don't get any semblance of Belgian yeast or "beer" flavors.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2011 04:27:09 | More by SFLpunk
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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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