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Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Blushing MonkFounders Blushing Monk

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

939 Ratings
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Ratings: 939
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.53%


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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 24oz bottle. Found this in Marquette MI, while on vacation. Oh yea!

Pours a ruby beet color with a cap of pink froth. Nose of bready yeast and ripe raspberries. Nice balance in the flavor between ripe fruit and tart. A little fruit seed in the flavor as well as some very light tannin. The more I sip, the more this justs tastes like fermented ripre raspberries. Yum. I have to say, for the style, I prefer New Glarus Raspberry Tart at about half the cost and constant availability. This brew is a bit more fruit heavy and thick in the mouth than the crisp sweet/tart NG RT. Still a great beer all around.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 17:09:18 | More by baconsausage
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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.

Score: 94

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
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Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 939 ratings.