Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdvatab:
4.6/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to cosmonick for sharing at our Black Friday tasting!
Poured from 750ml bottle into red wine glass.
Aroma: Mmmm! Big, juicy, in-your-face raspberry preserves. Berry sweetness and tartness intermingle to tickle the nostrils. The sweet perfume of the raspberry causes the endorphins to skyrocket; mouth waters.
Appearance: Cloudy, reddish-purple body with a light, pink head. Foam falls to a thin, splotchy layer as expected, and leaves fine bubbles on the inside of the glass after each sip.
Flavor: Big, jammy raspberry strikes an excellent balance between sweet and tart. This BSPA understandably leans more towards the sweet side than many Belgian-style raspberry lambics, but is never cloying.
Mouthfeel: Nice, medium-full body is accompanied my high carbonation, which scrubs the palate, and makes you want to go back for more.
Overall: This one was thoroughly enjoyed by both my wife, who generally enjoys red wine and sweeter cocktails over beer, and myself. (I tend to like stronger malt bombs, as well as the IPA family). If this one were available year round, we'd ALWAYS have some on-hand. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2011 14:41:16 | More by mdvatab
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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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