Founders Blushing Monk | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Essentially an "Imperial Rübæus," this ale contains four times the amount of raspberries as Rübæus and is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain.

Added by granger10 on 09-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,299
Reviews:
620
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
539
Gots:
862
For Trade:
77
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Photo of AirBob
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of _nickg_
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(32 oz crowler, poured into a 0.3 L tall lager glass)

L: clear, brilliant, deep red liquid... puts up a bit more foam than expected on pour, but it also disappears completely, no collar

S: ridiculously redolent of raspberry - lovely definition and dimension with the fruitiness early on... perhaps a bit of quasi Belgian spicy phenols, but very mellow

T: actually rather malty foundation throughout which the intense, juicy raspberry nectar ... subtle hint of acidity and yeasty spice in the finish... could stand to be a bit more bright and pungent with the yeast/alcohol

F: tiny little prickle on the front of the tongue... light-medium body, delicate syrupy residual viscosity... could use much more carbonation to thin out the body, but this is probably due to the crowler packaging

O: the raspberry flavor is very much similar to Lindemans framboise, while the rest of the beer is a bit like a meek, bare-bones tripel

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Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of varian7
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwilcox767
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a mild hazy red with a little head.
S - Raspberries. Then more raspberries. Then Belgian Ale.
T - Same as the nose, very well put together on the palate.
M - Medium carbonation, I would have preferred more, but not an important factor with this brew.
O - Fantastic. I want more. This was a 2015 bottle so I'll have to have it fresher and see if it's different. It was everything raspberry that I thought it would be and, none of the crappy Rubeuas that I was afraid of.

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Photo of JustinSparks
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitrock2112
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured Blushing Monk into a Teku glass.
A - Pours a crimson red with a finger of off white head.
S - Tart raspberries.
T - Tart raspberries, yeast and light malt if any.
M - Medium all the way.
O - A nice well crafted fruit beer.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

Pours ruby red with a creamy frothy light pinkish off-white foam head. Smells like fresh raspberries, raspberry juice, vanilla, caramelized toasty bready malt, some spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like fresh raspberries, raspberry juice, jam, vanilla, caramelized toasty bready malt, some spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice Belgian style ale fermented with raspberries.

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Photo of Greenstone
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjrider
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Sweffin
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggtriksta
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,299 ratings.
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