Founders Blushing Monk | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Blushing MonkFounders Blushing Monk
BA SCORE
4.19/5
2,299 Ratings
Founders Blushing MonkFounders Blushing Monk
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:
#1,137
Reviews:
620
Ratings:
2,299
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
538
Gots:
863
Trade:
76
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,299 |  Reviews: 620
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSiegs
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark pinkish red in color with two fingers of off white, slightly ruby head. Head fades relatively quickly but has a long lasting ring and slight film across the top. Aroma is powerful raspberry punch. Pure raspberries but fantastic, rich, and jammy. The taste follows at first, with jammy raspberries coming through. That is followed by a slight tartness and hints of grass, herbs, and funk. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Very smooth. Really impressed, this is excellent, although I admittedly love raspberries.

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Photo of drstalker
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leitmotif
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy reddish color with pinkish head. Aroma has quite natural raspberry juice notes and some sweet malt. Taste starts slightly tart and sweet, fruity, quite tasty. Overall it's a quite good fruity beer but a bit too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Glowing ruby that trails. 4
Raspberries! Seed, flesh, + skin. 4.25
Doughy fullness, a touch of tart, luscious jammy fruitiness, and a grassy cut. 4.5
Medium and then some, round, chewy. 3.75

A bit unctuous - needs fizz or acid to cut it. But that’s a tiny flaw in this gem of a beer. Deep, mellow, round - champion. 4.25

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Photo of tom10101
3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

2015 bottle opened August 5, 2016.
Opaque reddish-brown with nice lacing and thick ring of bubbles around the edge. Head leaves a thin film on the surface as well.
The smell is almost all raspberry and is sweet and jammy. There's some Belgian yeast and brown sugar on the nose as well, plus a hint of sourness, but the raspberries definitely dominate.
Flavor is sweeter than the smell would suggest. The tart raspberries prevent it from being cloyingly sweet, but it's close.
The mouthfeel is what you would expect from such a fruity, jammy beer: it's syrupy. It suits the style, but it's hard to drink more than a few ounces of this beer.
Overall, I like the beer a lot. Founders did a great job of integrating the raspberries into it. The tartness helps to keep everything in balance through the first glass, but I feel like I may need a shot of insulin if I have a second.

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

Photo of Yarni28
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaethJam
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tsgooch79
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pezhead_79
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a supped up version of Rubaeus and it does not disappoint. The raspberry flavors more that match the higher alcohol content to create a fantastic drinking experience. This is a great summertime beer that will be sure to impress.

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Photo of kdivers
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djchrismac
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kirbyrm
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of petrusek23
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonz223
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smell: sweet raspberry some funkiness
Taste: really sweet raspberry thick raspberry jelly a slight tartness a syrupy sugary sweetness and a slight funkiness.
Feel: this has a medium to full body really nice body semi dry in the finish.
Overall: really nice just to sweet though wish it was more tart. Still not bad.

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Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,299 ratings
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