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Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk

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Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blushing Monk is brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberries and with a Belgian yeast strain that keeps our head cellar operator from sleeping for a week. It pours a stunning deep berry red and, at 9.2% ABV, has a surprising kick. The perfect dessert beer, it can be enjoyed on its own or paired with fresh cheeses, fruit, cakes and more.

First released in July 2011, rereleased in 2015.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (869) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Smells like crushed raspberries. Taste is a nice authentic raspberry juice but not as sweet as the aroma lets on. Still sweet mind you but has a bit of a bittering finish. Boozy finish as well. That detracts and makes it seem like it lacks balance. It is still dangerously drinkable, but doesn't even seem like a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popway (106) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
OK I thought this may up ending like a cough medine placebo. But no! This raspberry triple has some nice rounded raz notes and a fuzzy creamy palette. Mellow and pleasant on a summer afternoon after a day at the beach An off-white pinkish foamy head finger deep wih a timid blushing pink color A lovely nose of guess what, raspberries!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7605) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
Red coloured and almost clear. Has a pink head, medium duration. Heavy fruity aroma, red berries. Sweet flavor, sugars, lightly astringent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1382) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Nice and complex. Aroma of raspberry and a little funk. Great dark red/mahogany color. Smooth and full palate with a slight sharpness at the end. Bold raspberry flavor without being too sweet. Hints of oak.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
750 ml bottle. 2015 vintage. At the Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Ruby red color with a tiny pink head. Sweetness, raspberries and booze in the aroma. It's like sweet raspberry liqueur. Way too sweet. The flavor is sweetness, raspberries, some müsli, malt, mild alcohol and some mild sourness. Way too sweet and boozy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7522) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
75 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours clear red color with a small pink head. Sweet raspberries on the nose, some rose hip and mild sweet juicy notes and yeast. Sweet raspberries and sugar on the flavor, some alcohol comes through also. This is not as pleasant as I expected, too boozy and way too sweet.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
750 ml bottle @ Konttori, Tampere. 2015 vintage. Pours a dark ruby colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma of sweet raspberries, some chlorine and caramel. Flavour is overly sweet with raspberry jam notes, syrup and booze. Full bodied. Alcohol warms a lot. Way too sweet and simple.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Hazy reddish pour with tiny lacings. Nose has tons of raspberries! Taste has raspberry jam, sweet, syrupy with a light lingering tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (1101) - FINLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Tap @ Akkurat. Pours clear ruby red, pinkish head. Raspberry aroma. Raspberry flavor, some alcohol warmth in the flavor

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. Wine-red pour with a frothy pink head. Aroma is all raspberries and sugar. Taste is similar - berry kool-aid with a very small amount of boozy heat. Not my thing, but done well.


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