Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle generously shared by THANAT0PSIS at our crazy bottleshare last night, 10/5/2013. Poured into a Zwanze 2013 glass.
Looks just like NG Raspberry Tart to me (which is pretty much going to be the main comparison here). Pours an opaque-ish, dark red and jammy-looking body with a nice bit of 1cm pink head, with good retention and lacing. Looks very much the part of a raspberry beer.
Smells so jammy. So, so, so much raspberry fruitiness in this, its not funny. At the same time, its not overly sweet. Its not complex, but its incredibly intense in how fruity it is. It smells a little tart, but not incredibly so.. again, very similar to Raspberry Tart. Not particularly complex, but smells great.
Flavour-wise, its straight up raspberries. Its got a gazillion pounds of raspberries here. This is what Rubaeus should taste like. Unlike Rubaeus, it is not artificial-tasting at all. Holds up very well versus NG Raspberry Tart for sure, certainly exceeds the fruity jamminess.
Thick-medium bodied, well-carbonated, incredibly refreshing and comes with a pleasant, cleansing and dry finish. For a fruit beer, this is perfect as it is jammy as hell, mellow and well-carbonated.
As far as raspberry fruit beers go, this is a couple notches above Raspberry Tart. I thought Raspberry Tart was too sweet, but Blushing Monk is ridiculously fruity without that overwhelming sweetness of Raspberry Tart. Its basically a steroidal raspberry fruit beer and I would recommend to anyone who likes raspberries.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2013 03:48:38 | More by Stevedore
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