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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Ratings: 2,288 |  Reviews: 616
Photo of rderedin
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of schimschim
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hophead777
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GCBrewery
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of epyon396
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I have this weird affinity for raspberries, so I knew I would love this. Borderline sexual at times.

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Photo of PVMT
3.24/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

3/24/15 Founders tasting @ Clinton Hall, NYC.

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Photo of Sunn
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yinyang5
1.39/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is beyond sweet. Cloying, overwhelming, beyond sweet. Pours decent with nice red color, clarity and head. Smell is strong raspberries, but no surprise there. The Belgian notes are completely lost in the fruit flavor, and the acid overwhelms everything else. Can't even taste the malt. No sense of balance; it's like drinking thick syrup. I would avoid this beer like the plague.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jdub2839
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmishLightning
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4B
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msumike89
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diamondlie
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zac16125
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budinetz
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage. Poured from the 750 ml into a snifter. Overall not a ridiculous tart flavor hit definitely get a beautiful raspberry base. I'd love to see how this ages over time. Worth a try if your into sweeter raspberry beers. Very much like framboise, but less tart and higher abv...

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Photo of Domvan
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage. Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a deep, vibrant, ruby coloring with a tall, frothy, pink-tinged head that quickly settles out into a frothy surface coating. Aromas of richly sweet and subtly tart raspberries, almost identical to the smell when you are making Jell-O and add the hot water to the powder. Really all encompassing the nose, but if you dig there are some hints of candi sugar and a bready backbone. Flavors are all raspberry forward, richly sweet and with a subtle tart character that puckers your mouth just a bit. The beer is big, with a dry undertone that makes you want to drink more. Really smooth and tasty. Some subtle bready and sugary notes are mixed in the palate, as well, and work as perfect accent notes. This is an insanely drinkable beer. The ABV is extremely hidden. The aftertaste is a subtle linger of the raspberry fruit notes, leading into a smooth, lingering tart and dry finish. This is a tasty damn beer!

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Photo of Raziel313
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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