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Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company

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962 Ratings
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Ratings: 962
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 448
Gots: 284 | 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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Photo of match1112
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours almost purple in color. has a little pinkish foam but no head. smells like fresh raspberries and lots of sweetness, almost like a sweet dessert wine. at first youre hit with a ton of sweetness then it turns to a mouth puckering tartness, yet goes down too smooth, this bottle wont last long. mouthfeel is thick and sticky. this is one hell of a beer, i wish they made this year round. if you get the chance you gotta try this beer.

match1112, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at founders brewpub

A-Ruby red color with a rosey head that quickly dissipates

S-Rasberries. very sweet and inviting

T-Tart rasberries, is there really anything else. This is so very good!

M-medium bodied smooth and sweet

O-had one from 2007 that was better. can you imagine that. better? Anyways. buy 2. one for now and one for later!

brew3crew, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of tat2dhllblly
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Ruby Red with a nice bright head that leaves little tracings along the glass but does not try to pop out the top during the pour.

S: Pure raspberry. Smells like you stuck your nose in a basket full of fresh of the bush raspberries.

T: Raspberry puree. Not cloying but strong sweet raspberry. This is a big flavored beer that yes is one dimensional but what a great dimension!

M: Heavy but not being syrup or jam like from the flavor profile.

O: This is a great beer! I am not one usually into fruit beers but this is one I would go to great lengths for!

tat2dhllblly, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of thebigredone
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Jason for sharing this bottle.

Pours a deep purplish red, opaque and heavy looking.

Smell is of raspberry jam with a hint of funk, absolutely fantastic.

Taste is similar to the nose. Overwhelming raspberry, with a hint of underlying Belgian yeast. Great raspberry jam likes flavors, rather than fresh raspberry.

Very thick and heavy in the mouth, though it works well with the flavors.

Overall, an absolutely fantastic beer. Wish I could have tried this fresh so I had a point of comparison, but man was this delicious.

thebigredone, Jun 22, 2013
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Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 962 ratings.