Blushing Padre
Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #18
Ranked #8,415
4.12 | pDev: 7.77%
Jul 20, 2023
Feb 01, 2020
Formerly: Mothership Series #12: Blushing Padre

We introduced our Belgian-style raspberry ale "Blushing Monk" to a tequila barrel and wound up with what can only be described as an international love affair. Now who's Blushing?
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Rated: 4.25 by Dope from Massachusetts

Jul 20, 2023
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Reviewed by k8kruk from New York

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Delicious. Raspberries with a bitter floor and not too much sweetness. Refreshing and light, but a bit thick in the mouth. Nice light foam endures throughout like a frothy crown atop this royally delicious glassful. Not to be missed.
Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Massbmx from Vermont

May 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Apr 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at founders

Pours a ruby color with a one finger link head that reduces to a ring. Smells of fresh red cherries, tequila, cherry syrup and some phenolic yeast. Tastes of slightly tart cherries up front, immediately followed by a bit of tequila. Mid palate gives some peppery yeast that adds some clove and phenolic notes. The finish gives more tart cherry and tequila. Medium body with low carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and warming finish
Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 3.56 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Jul 02, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Founders. Poured out a clear, reddish-brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It left minimal lacing on the glass. It smelled of tart raspberry, tequila and some toffee. Nice tart raspberry taste with tequila and some spiciness.
Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap. Pours dark red with beige head. Medium crisp body. Taste is of raspberries, caramel malt, wood, vanilla, spices, herbal hops and alcohol. Long spicy finish. Great brew.
Dec 27, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The blushing palate of the Belgian monks are taking a road trip! South of the boarder being the destination, its' Founders Blushing Monk that takes such a trip albeit in a tequila barrel.

The results are equally as blushing as Blushing Padre comes with a golden rouge color, slightly hazy and topped with a short froth. As its tangy and fruity scent swoons the nose, the raspberry influences are obvious. Red fruit, rosé wine, peppery spice and a tingle of tequila round out the scent while the initial sip is candied, fruity and with the lightness of raspberry tart.

As the fruity and tangy ale washes the middle palate, the beer trends less sweet than its predecessor, Blushing Monk, with the raspberries playing a more tart and winey role. As the tequila influence balances the raspberry and malt sweetness, it adds a peppery dryness with the aid of tannic oak and alcohol vapor to bring the beer closer to those red wine and rosé impressions.

Low in bitterness and finishing both fruity and spicy, the beer's medium-sweet taste lingers briefly on the after palate while leaving a trail of peppery woods, agave and tequila warmth in its wake.
Apr 05, 2021
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Reviewed by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Crystal clear appearance with a nice head that quickly disappears. Aroma is strong with tequila with a hint of raspberry. Smooth flavor but a lingering tequila aftertaste in the mouth.
Mar 22, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Jan 30, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Giggy from Michigan

Oct 24, 2020
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours a brilliant garnet color. It is topped with less than an inch of beige head that leaves spotty lacing.

It has a fruity aroma. I get raspberry and a sweet candy smell. I get hints of tequila.

I has a rather intense raspberry flavor. It is sweet and warming. I get hints of tequila in the finish.

Medium bodied with a syrupy yet smooth mouthfeel

This bottle was more mellow than it was on draft. The raspberry shines and the Belgian base beer seems a perfect marriage of flavor. The tequila, as I mentioned is subtle. I can't wait to do a side by side with Blushing Monk.
Oct 10, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Zaphog from Michigan

Aug 12, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Jul 25, 2020
Blushing Padre from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 23 ratings