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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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ZeroSignal

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 release, poured into a DFH Snifter

A - Darkish ruby red pour with a light-cherry tinted head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Aroma has a defined yeasty nature and a heavy dose of raspberry, as one would expect. There is a certain sharpness in the nose.

T&M - Immediately fruity and sweet up front with, you guessed it, lots and lots of raspberries...probably the most defined fruit/berry taste I've ever had in a beer. Behind the sweetness there is a slight funky yeastiness. In the back it becomes rather tart, and what seems rather simple initially quickly becomes somewhat complex. The swing from one extreme (sweet) to the other (tart) is interesting.

O - Pleasantly not what I was expecting. Loads and loads of raspberry flavor. If anything, I'd say I wish I had someone to share the bottle with. Over the length of imbibing, the sweetness seemed to get stronger.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 03:33:11 | More by ZeroSignal
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Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 953 ratings.