Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a dark red with a healthy purple/pinkish head.
Smells of raspberries of course. A little Belgian yeast smell gets through as well. The raspberry is definitely the overpowering scent though.
Raspberry again dominates on the palate. It starts off with a sweetness from the raspberries, but it is far from cloying and this coming from someone who detests most sweeter beers. The raspberries provide a nice tartness at the end of the palate and it finishes pretty dry. I normally don't like Belgian yeast strains, but the tartness of the raspberry balances the Belgian aspect perfectly. It almost has a lambic quality to it.
Pretty full and syrupy. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, but the mf is definitely not the highlight.
I split this bottle with the girlfriend. Not sure if I could finish a whole one myself, but we both enjoyed 1/2.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2011 15:08:09 | More by jmarsh123
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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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