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Founders Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company

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Reviews: 594
Hads: 2,158
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 20.77%
Wants: 538
Gots: 856 | FT: 93
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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer | 9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: granger10 on 09-15-2005

Essentially an "Imperial Rübæus," this ale contains four times the amount of raspberries as Rübæus and is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain.
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Photo of heyta
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage 750ml bottle

A- Deep but bright garnet color with an amazing head. The head stuck around like on a witbier. Amazing retention.

S - Just opening the bottle I caught a whiff of raspberry and had to dive in for more. This is one of the seriously best smelling beers ever. I really wonder how long this fresh raspberry smell can last, and how this will drink in a year.

T - Fairly one dimensional here with the raspberry, but the alcohol buoys this one to a much fuller taste than Raspberry Tart, which is the only beer that comes to mind as similar. Very exceptional raspberry taste -- I keep going back for more.

M - Carbonation seems to fit the style well. It's definitely a heavy drink with a full mouthfeel.

O - At $13.99 a bottle, it's not as bad as in some places here, and after trying it, I went back to the store for more. This is also a fairly versatile beer, as it would pair exceptionally well with a rich chocolate cake (think flourless) or even just some dark chocolate. Also would be a great dessert beer on it's own.

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Photo of Preismj
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: Dark red with a nice velvety pink head. good carbonation to it and decent lacing. Looks beautiful and rich...nice thickness to it

s: like dark fruit and sourness. hints of sweet alcohol permeate from the rim here.

t: raspberry up front and a mixture of dark berry in the mid. a hint of the typical belgian flair as you let this dry on the palette. There is a bit of heat this this, though it is a sweet wine like presence of alcohol that is welcome. I had the pleasure of trying this next to lindemans. I'd be interested to have a version of the framboise that was more in the 6-7% range...though I'm very curious of the heat this used to have when it was at 12.3%.

m: rich, creamy and with just enough fizz. any thinner here and it would have not been good.

o: a greate brew. Nice fruit flavor and just sweet enough that I can finish the bomber without feeling ill. Highly recommend

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Photo of ridglens
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear purple/red/pink beer poured into a bruery snifter. a very pretty color. Bubbly pink head gets about 2.5 fingers big, but quickly dies to a thin ring/layer. there is a medium amount of pink lacing left behind. swirling gets a great flow of bubbles, and leaves more lacing. A very pretty beer.

S- expecting nothing but raspberries, and that isn't far from the truth. Huge smell of wonderful fresh raspberries, haven't smelled anything close since rasp. tart, and i think this is better....maybe
behind the raspberries are some more beer-y smells, some light wood/malf smells, but you have to dig. also some alcohol smell as well... smells mighty tasty.

T- Woah! raspberries everywhere! also some great wood flavors, and a little oatiness? great initial taste! there is some alcohol taste as well, but not an off-putting amount. The only issue is the aftertaste. it's not terrible, but its kind of a tartness that is a hair rotten/lambic ish (normally wonderful) that doesn't quite fit. i think it's the huge shift from sweet to tart, but it adds a bit of bight to the beer that isn't altogether wonderful.

M- not as cloyingly syrupy as I expected, which is a great thing. the carbonation is also at a really nice level, the bubbles break up the sweetness on your tongue and accentuates the tartness.

O- Not a perfect beer, but they hit the mark they were aiming for. it is really good, and definitely worth seeking out. Cheers!

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Photo of khumbard
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle poured into a Founders tulip.

Pours a very deep red with a pink head. One of the best thing about fruit beers is how they look, and this one is better than I expected.

Smell is huge raspberries of course. Smells sweet and tart, behind it is some belgian yeast character... but who are we kidding, the raspberries are the star.

Taste is very solid. Starts off with sweet raspberries, some fruity belgian malt/yeast influence, and finishes off with a tart raspberry kick. I would not put this into the sour category, but its more like the tartness of a fresh raspberry.

Mouthfeel is nice. Good carbonation level, but it finishes just a little bit too sticky for me to give it more than a 4.

Overall I am pleasantly surprised by this release. I expected it to be good, but I'm not usually a really huge fan of non-sour fruit beers. As usual, Founders delivers. It's pricey, but I wouldn't turn down another one for sure. Probably the best fruit beer I've had.

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Photo of ahlavato
4.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At 14.99 per bottle, I can't see picking this one up all too often, though its rarity assures I will not have the opportunity.

Like pretty much everything Founders makes, this beer is worth trying even if its style is not your typical cup of tea. It is a more drinkable raspberry than new glarus's raspberry tart and the considerable alcohol is masked rather well. In fact, the only evidence is a gentle warming after the fruity tartness fades.

Strongly recommended, even if only a rare diversion from the myriad IPA's and stouts that populated my fridge normally.

Note that its alcohol content, according to the label, is 9.2%, not 12.3.

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Photo of BlackWolfsburg
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Paid $19.99 for the 750 ML bottle in Western PA, hope it's worth it.

Appearance- Well this is a beautiful beer, and not at all what I expected it to look like. A very striking dark purple that turns into a deep ruby red when held to the light. It looks more like a wine than a beer.

Smell- Raspberry to the max! What did you expect? The Raspberries pretty much overpower anything else.

Taste- Raspberries, raspberries, and raspberries. Don't think that's all this beer has to offer though, you'll also get some very nice tart red wine notes along with figs and dark plums.

Mouthfeel- This is where the beer shines the most. The mouthfeel is just absolutely perfect. Velvety smooth and rolls over the tongue with a very gentle tickle of carbonation. If this beer had been carbonated more it would have been ruined.

Overall- I would seek this out again but I don't think I would pay $19.99 for a 750 again. As far as fruit beers go this is an awesome one.

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Photo of Jammies
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark plum with a thin red foam. Good lacing. Not much retention

S- Very sweet. Can smell the raspberries. Pleasant.

T- Tastes almost like wine or juice. Incredibly sweet, but well balanced for the abv.

M-Decent body. Light.

O- Usually I am not a fan of flavored or sweet beer. Great beer, just a little sweet for me. Still delicious to have every once in a while.

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Photo of biga7346
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel oversized tulip

A - Deep shade of burgundy pour, sticky bright pink one finger of foam that sticks around.

N - Big wafting, boozy notes of fruit juice, fresh raspberries, grapes, cranberry cocktail, raspberry puree, all intermingled with a saison-like Belgian white pepper funkiness; crisp pear, short-lived suggestions of dark malts, raisin bread or even rum cake, carmelized sugar.

T - Fruit juice, heavy on the raspberry puree, cranberry juice, ripe cherries and grapes, slushy and syrupy mouthfeel bogs down the palate as the beer warms; a lovely component of cranberry cocktail, almost reminds me of a strawberry daiquiri; a little toasted marshmallow, dry sherry, raisin breadiness resting agianst suggestions of barnyard and wet hay leads into a long and slightly puckering finish.

D - A very tasty, savory type of beer, refreshing despite the 9.2 abv, but the alcohol is totally hidden - a unique quality that I have learned to love from Founders.

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Photo of zaphodchak
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

Deep ruby body, bright pink head that recedes into nice retention.

Impressive tartness on the nose, some raspberry.

Taste is incredible, wild raspberry, easily the best raspberry I've had, malty and sweet to balance the tartness.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth and saves this from being syrup.

Overall, an impressive raspberry strong-- I heard the description and now I believe it.

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Photo of PenguinBeerFan
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Great Lakes Christmas Ale wine glass. Pours a dark ruby red with a thick pink head. Nose is all raspberries with a little bit of malt behind it. Taste is sweet raspberries up front, with a tartness at the finish that really balances it out and keeps it from being the least bit cloying. Really well done balance of sweet/tart. Some strong malt flavors as well. Very faint alcohol taste. Nothing to complain about in mouthfeel. Overall this is a winner. It's a big burly fruit beer with a high ABV and perfectly balanced. This might bump Belgian Red out of my top spot. Need to have it some more first. Well done, Founders.

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Photo of amphion1065
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After thinking I'd missed out on the release of this beer, I stumbled upon a bottle while out shopping early this afternoon. 750 mL bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

Blushing Monk pours a deep purple, borderline magenta, with ruby highlights. There's a vibrant purple and pink one-finger head with some staying power. A slight swirl of my glass conjures up waves of purple lace. Beautiful.

The smell is, appropriately enough, raspberry-forward. Some tartness, but the aroma is mostly sweet. Pleasant, if one-dimensional.

There's a very rich raspberry flavor in the taste. Sweetness again, with a tartness that reminds me of lemons. The alcohol is well hidden, but there's a definite alcohol bite. It's very faint, and I wouldn't call it a "burn" - more like a hint of booze that imparts a slight medicinal quality.

The mouthfeel is perfect for a beer this big and sweet: very thick and lush, with just a hint of carbonation. This drinks like a dessert.

Going into this beer, I assumed it would be something of an imperial Raspberry Tart. There are definite similarities between the two beers, and while I prefer New Glarus' take I have to remind myself that Blushing Monk's ABV is over twice as high - from a purely technical standpoint, that's pretty impressive. I couldn't see myself drinking this often or in mass quantities, but it's excellent for what it is.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 2011 vintage. Served in a flute, the beer pours a ruby red/purple color with about a half inch dark pink head that went away quickly. Not much lacing. The brew smells like fresh sweet raspberries, raspberry jam and a bit of tart raspberries. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes mostly like sweet raspberries and raspberry jam along with some tart raspberry, too. Also, there's a little bit of bready yeastiness noticable. But this beer is definitely all about the raspberries! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and has moderate carbonation. It's smooth and very easy to drink. I think this is a pretty good overall brew, it's certainly one of if not the best raspberry beers I've ever had. Even at $14.99 a bottle I'd definitely buy this again in the future, I thought it was worth the money.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 750ml bottle into Lindeman's flute glass.

A: appears a deep dark magenta, crystal clear, the head starts as 2 fingers of bright fizzy pink foam and dissipates to a rose colored collar. Some pink lacing as well.

S: the nose begins with pungent tart quality with acidic tones and a hint of Belgian yeast. After the onslaught of tartness, it is all raspberries. The nose becomes slightly sweet and features delicate waves of fruit. Very nice.

T: the flavor starts off surprisingly tart but not overly acidic. As the tartness settles, the flavor is all raspberries. Nice balance between sweet and sour. The Belgian yeast shows up at the end and makes for a dry finish. The abv is undetectable.

MF: The carbonation is moderate, perhaps a touch lower than I'd expect for the style. The body is big but never borders into being syrupy.

O: this is a well executed and unique fruit beer. It does a great job of putting raspberries on a pedestal while still retaining qualities of a Belgian style ale.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At the time of this review, this beer is #6 on the best of Fruit / Vegetable beers. Bottle shared by Thorpe at an impromptu tasting the other night, poured into a snifter.

WHOA!!!! This beer is dark pink to purple, incredibly dark ruby. Amazing color, makes me take a step back. Thin white / pink head of small bubbles, no retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation. I am shocked.

Aroma...eh....doesn't smell like very much to me. I am now very curious what it tastes like.

Like raspberry soda. Medium to light in body, moderately carbonated on the palate, easy drinking, bright, raspberry from start to finish. Sweet, it is a truly amazing beer. I just had a thought, maybe I should do a side by side with Raspberry tart to compare the two. Another good beer from Founders.

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Photo of n2185
3.11/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a crimson red with two fingers of frothy pink head that recedes into a thin pink cap with a little lacing.

S: Raspberries, raspberries, raspberries.

T: Raspberries dominate yet again--maybe a slight yeast flavor? Or maybe just wishful thinking.

M: medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is sweet and has a juice-like consistency.

O: It pains me to have such a meh beer from my favorite brewery, but such is life. It's not a bad beer, but it's so completely one-dimensional and lacking in complexity that I could never call it good. Add onto that the fact that it's very expensive ($15 for my bottle) and you have an all-around disappointing beer.

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Photo of OnThenIn
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The color of the body is a dark red and there is almost no head on it.

S: The dominant aroma is pure raspberries.

T: The raspberries flavor is rather heavy upfront, but it is closely followed with malt sweetness and slightly bready. Cloying sweetness, which really inhibits everything.

M: Kind of thick with significantly less carbonation than I would like in the beer.

D: The cloying sweetness and heavy mouthfeel massively damages the overall drinkability.

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Photo of suspect
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml into an Ithaca Excelsior Tulip. Big carbonation release noise when I popped the cap.

A: Deep purple crystal clear (although it was tough to tell seeing how dark it was) - tons of tiny little bubbles rose to the top leading to a 2 finger foamy light purple head. No lacing to speak of.

S: Quite frankly, raspberries are pretty much the only thing in the nose here but it is full, it is potent and it is one of the nicest smelling fruit beers outside of NG Raspberry Tart.

T: The wonderful flavor of raspberry fills my mouth and then some. Hits me with the sweet and the gets me to pucker like I just ate a sour patch kid!

M: Well carbonated, light body, tart sour makes me pucker and that hangs on for a few minutes that makes me reach for another sip.

O: A wonderful Fruit beer that is pretty and delicious. Well done yet again, Founders.

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Photo of bsp77
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter. 2011 release - can't find a date but assume it was bottled in June.

Appearance: Gorgeous ruby red with thick pure pink head, leaving nice pink lacing. When there is only a little liquid left in the glass, the beer looks more pink than red.

Smell: Raspberry (of course), pepper and very light clove & banana from the yeast. Manages to smell sweet, dry and tart at the same time.

Taste: Wow - strong sweet and tart raspberry juice. Slightly earthy, but otherwise not getting much Belgian yeast. Ends with a touch of pepper to go along with the lingering raspberry tartness.

Feel: Very thick, chewy and warming. Doesn't really feel like a beer (more like carbonated fruit juice mixed with Port), but it suits it just fine.

Overall: Very impressive, and I like it quite a bit more than Cerise (never tried Rübæus). However, despite the gorgeous look, tantalizing aroma and strong taste, it is ultimately too far outside the realm of beer (even Sour Ales seem more like "beer" to me) to want to seek this out again. So I am "only" giving it a 4 for overall.

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Photo of clint1019
3.49/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't overly impressed with this beer, but then again I'm not a huge fan of overly sweet fruit beer.

It pours a deep red color. The color of a red wine. It also has a big fluffy pink head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

There is a nice aroma of fresh raspberries.

The taste is of course big on raspberries. Almost to the point where it is overpowering. You can't taste any flavor from the malt. I don't taste any of the characteristics of a typical belgian beer except for maybe a slight sour taste.

The flavor of this beer reminds me more of a raspberry wine than that of a beer. Having that overly sweet flavor that is common with fruit wines.

Overall I wasn't exactly impressed with this beer. There was a lot of hype about Founders releasing this beer again as part of there limitied edition series. Don't get me wrong I love most other Founders Beers, but not this one.

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Photo of zimm421
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up fresh - 2011 release. Aggressively poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Appears a very dark purple, almost plum-like, with a thick, fluffy dark pink head. The head leaves great lacing, and actually never really completely dissipates, leaving a nice ring around the edge of the glass.

The nose is full of sweet raspberry aromas, as well as some nice yeastiness and vanilla. The aromas are quite noticeable, and not laid-back at all. The taste starts out very sweet, lots of raspberry again, then moves much more tart. Each sip is very enjoyable and the extreme difference in sweetness and tartness really adds to that. The aftertaste is tart, but as the tartness goes away there is a nice sweet aftertaste. The alcohol is very well hidden, not really noticeable at all, maybe just a little in the aroma.

The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. Medium bodied with a great drinkability. Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer. Something that helps change things up from the normal offerings and I'm definitely glad I picked this up; will be looking to score another bottle if possible.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip. 2011 vintage.

a - Pours a very deep purple-red color with two fingers of a heavy reddish-pink head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for one to two minutes and leaves no lacing on the glass.

s - Smells strongly of raspberries, grapes, and dark fruits up front, followed by some definite Belgian style yeast; exactly as advertised. Not quite as sweet smelling as I thought it would be, but still very enjoyable.

t - Tastes of very sweet raspberries, grapes/dark fruits, light earthy notes, and light yeast. Not as much yeast as the nose, but a lot of sweetness from the raspberries, which I love. A tiny bit bittersweet, almost sour, before more sweetness comes back in. I really love the taste; a definite step up from the nose.

m - Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Pretty smooth and creamy, with just a tiny bit too much carbonation.

o - Overall I thought this was a great fruit beer; I really loved the sweetness of the raspberries in the taste. I wish the nose had been a little bit stronger and sweeter, and I wish the carbonation was a little bit less, as that would have made it almost perfect. In any event a great beer I would love to have again. My girlfriend loved it too, and I'm quite glas I have another bottle of it.

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Photo of TCgoalie
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Founders mug and I am handed a masterpiece featuring a 3 finger pink/purple headed monster. The color is great but the pink lacing is grand.

There is all kinds of raspberry in the smell. It is like smelling freshly crushed raspberries.

The taste is fairly one dimensional featuring...of course...raspberry. It is fairly sour which impedes the drinkability of this brew. I am not picking up much of the belgian yeasts. As it warms, some small nuances come out...some burnt tones and red wine qualities.

Solid moutfeel. Full with pleasant drying in the end.

I cannot believe that this is 9%. It just drinks like juice. It reminds me a lot of Rubeas and Framboise. An excellent drink but your wife/girlfriend will think it is amazing.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 release.

Appearance: Deep purple with dark red running through it. Solid. Almost looks like a fortified wine or a melted sorbet. The head is a bright-pink and super foamy. Tiny traces of lacing stick to the glass. I was expecting the dusky rose of Rubaeus, but this managed to surprise and impress me.

Smell: Straight punch of fresh obliterated raspberries. The pure essence of the fruit jumps out as both cloyingly sweet and super fresh. A faint hint of Belgian yeast lingers in the background, muting everything a tiny bit. Rather than distracting from the raspberry aroma, the yeast enhances it, pushing the sweetness down, but letting the delicious smell of raspberry flesh come to the front.

Taste: The first sip is almost too sweet. After a few seconds on the tongue, a solid tartness comes through, helping push the sweetness back a little. The Belgian yeast brings a little earthiness to the whole thing, but this really is an ode to the raspberry. Fresh, clean, and oh so juicy. Seriously, it's like the best punch ever made. The tart flavor prevents it from ever being too sweet, but damn if it isn't tasty.

Mouthfeel: Heavy, but not in a syrupy way, which is surprising given the dark heavy look in the glass. Not something you can drink huge sips of. It really sits in the mouth and develops the longer it sits there.

Overall: It's nice to meet a fruit beer that doesn't try to be refreshing and light. This is an fruit beer for people who can't stand wheat with their fruit. It's heavy, sweet, and tart without ever being overbearing. Truly a first-class fruit beer.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have never had the chance to try Rübæus but Raspberries are my favorite fruit and I am very excited to give this giant bottle a go.

A-Wow this looks very impressive. Pours a brilliant Pino Noir color. Looks very much like a wine. Deep, beautiful red liquid. A slight pink frothy head forms and dies down to a small layer that hangs around. Blotchy lacing is pretty to look at.

S-Smells like a glass of smashed raspberries. A natural raspberry scent with a sugary backbone. The raspberry does not smell artificial which is obviously a plus. Tangy belgian yeast in the background too. Alcohol is masked well. The raspberries are blatantly supposed to be the unquestionable headliner in the nose. Yay for me then.

T-A giant sugary, yet natural and also fresh blast of raspberries. Almost like raspberry jam. Not much alcohol. The beer is very sugary sweet, but also displays some very attractive tartness as well. I could drink this for dessert and be very happy and fulfilled. This beer delivers the fruit flavor.

M-Full bodied. Not much carbonation. I would prefer a bit more but am not bothered. Sugars leave the tongue sticky.

O/D-This beer delivered for me. Not only did I really enjoy the flavor, this is one of the more attractive looking brews I have come across so far. I love raspberries. Now I love this beer. Founders is just allergic to making bad beer. Applause.

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Photo of camil1mj
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled and then poured into my Founder's snifter.

A: Deep reddish purple. It almost looks like a wine. 2 finger pinkish head. Little to no lacing.

S: Fresh, sweet, macerated rasberries. So good!

T: Just like the smell: sweet rasberries followed up by a little bit of boozy tartness.

M: This drinks like a sparkling juice. Very appropriately carbonated for the style.

O: A great example of a fruity beer and the alcohol is hidden very well. This is a good one to share with your lady friend. Founder's does not fail to impress here.

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Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.