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:
2,288
Reviews:
616
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.87%
 
 
Wants:
539
Gots:
864
For Trade:
82
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Photo of ccg
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yarni28
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaethJam
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tsgooch79
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pezhead_79
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
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 -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djchrismac
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kirbyrm
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of petrusek23
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonz223
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
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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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sticksroom107
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vtaranto
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nyskizy
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stephenlee
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Draft pour into glass. Very nice ruby color w modest carbonation and small head. Raspberry notes imminate from the glass w floral notes. Tart yet sweetness w hints of honey. Flavor lingers with some lacing on the palate. If you like raspberry, this ones for you !

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Photo of Miccal
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Founders Blushing Monk from Founders Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,288 ratings.
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