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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
Ranking:
#1,168
Reviews:
620
Ratings:
2,304
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,304 |  Reviews: 620
Photo of Furbato
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MartyIU13
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tbone2131
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeardedSean
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luk13
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Founders Brewing. Dark purple-red pour with very pink foam. Aroma of pure raspberry, seeds and all. Taste is sweet, with only a slight "natural" tartness from the raspberries and finishes with a slight touch of belgian ale yeastiness as though to make sure the sweet fruity flavors don’t go on forever. Palate has medium carbonation and is quite full bodied. I never thought I would like this beer so much, it was our favorite of the night @ Founders.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep dark red bodied beer that almost look to me like wine! Holy crap! Pinkish white head that dissapates into a ring on top this beer.

Smell: Raspberries and just simply truck loads of them. Has some sweetness in the nose also. Reminds me of the smell of koolaid.

Taste: No big surprise here, but it tastes like raspberries. Moderate tartness imparted by all the fruit used to make this beer! You get a hint of the yeast, but this beer starts and ends with tart tasting raspberries.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Syrupy, but the carbonation breaks it up. The carbonation really is near perfect in this beer and it is got a prickly attribute to it. This beer is dangerous. You can't tell at all that this beer is almost 13%.

Overall: Not a very complex beer, but it is unique and worth a try. I can see chicks really diggn this beer because its sooo fruity. Founders delivers another fantastic beer. Must try it out if you get a chance!

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Photo of dsm45
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdwil
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LastMalkieri
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – A very dark ruby black opaque color with a medium pink head. A thin head stays with the beer throughout.

Smell – Raspberries. A bit more sour than sweet. And some toasted malt.

Taste – Taste is mostly raspberries, slightly tart, with a touch of red wine.

Mouthfeel – A tingly carbonation, medium body. A bit tart. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

Drinkability – Highly drinkable. The only hint of alcohol at all is the touch of red wine.

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Photo of kbrown
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jveeroom112
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farinag16447
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of webmanspidey
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of slyke
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blushing Monk pours red with a pleasing white head. Not much on the nose. A note of raspberry tartness and a bit of alcohol.

The taste is very strongly raspberry tartness with a note of crisp hops at the end of the taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a the tartness providing a pleasant aftertaste.

Overall, this is an excellent beer. Well worth looking for it.

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Photo of mrchrisray
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,304 ratings
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