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
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Ratings: 2,299 |  Reviews: 620
Photo of Jdub2839
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmishLightning
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4B
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of msumike89
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diamondlie
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zac16125
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budinetz
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
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 -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.15/5  rDev -1%
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 +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Punisher
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer smacks of raspberries up front. Juicy, jammy, and fresh. Then onto a spicy Belgian base and some alcohol. The beer lacks tart quality as with other beers in the style, but the fruit quality is exceptional.

A huge improvement on Rubaeus.

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Photo of NateSharpless
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of juliusseizure
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep red raspberry juice w/malt.

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Photo of ncelauro
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shandycan
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buckslayer50
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal raspberry bomb of flavor! 2015 version looks, smells, and tastes amazing. Cant find much to count against it, bravo Founder's!

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Photo of Fievel
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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