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Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk

Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours a clear ruby red with moderate pink head. Aroma is all about the raspberries, with enough yeast and even some grass to keep this from being a boring fruit beer. Taste is sour at first with the sweetness coming in the middle. There’s enough yeast and hops to let you know this is a beer, after all, and not just an alcopop. Medium body with lively carbonation. A great dessert beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (629) - Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2015
Appearance: pours with a very big pink head that settles into a nice density, the beer is a very clear ruby red color Aroma: tart, raspberry, smells good but faint Taste: raspberry, bread, tangy, subtle alcohol, bit of bitterness on the finish too Palate: frothy yet thick, leaves a slightly bitter cranberry syrup aftertaste, medium mouthfeel Overall: very interesting beer, not like most fruit beers, it's subtle flavors and robust body work really well together ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenDover (214) - Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
Pours a dark pinkish brown, thin amount of pinkish foam. Aroma is yeasty and fruity. Taste is tart and sweet, with a bitter/sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1096) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 24, 2015
Draught at The Beer Market, High St, Dublin. No notes on this one, just a score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (323) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Very raspberry aroma with sour and sweet background and a touch of aluminum foil. Appears like cranberry juice with pink foam and lace. Tastes like a rapberry wine; tart, sour, and sweet are all very well balanced with a touch of bitter hay. Texture is nearly a 5, foamy, thick, and light. Oversll, very good, could be hopped a touch more to tone down the sweetness. Tastes a bit like an aged Founder’s Rubeus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (571) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Tap. Super dark ruby-pink. Nice little bit of lingering head. Super raspberry nose - sour but sweet. Full body. Tastes of tart raspberry juice with the slightest of yeast undebites to cut the super juicy aspect. Would probably benefit from aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4348) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 21, 2015
750ml bottle @ 5th Street Bar & Cafe, Helsinki

BBE 2.10.16 - Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of tart raspberries, smooth sweet syrupy notes, malts, hints of berries and fruits. Taste is smooth, sweetish and syrupy with loads of tart raspberries, some funky yeastiness and soda like notes. Finish is smooth, sweet and syrupy with loads of raspberries and some hints of tartness. Pretty balanced raspberry juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2015
75 cl bottle @ 5th Street Bar, Helsinki. BBE 02.10.2016. Aroma has sweet raspberry juice. Flavour has sweet raspberry juice, some malty tones and distant marmalade notes. Finishes somewhat tart and acidic with mild white wine notes. Gets a bit more sour towards the end of the glass. Hides the ABV well. Smooth and balanced, not too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaser (3662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
Red pour from 22oz bottle at home. Raspberry and raspberry taste. Super fruity and delicious. Lipstick and jolly rancher shit

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1518) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bomber thanks to RespertFTW. Bright red with a white head. Tart cherry. Deep cherry and dry. Still a bit sweet.

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