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Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk

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Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1545) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
(bottle)(2015) clear, bright red colour with a small pink head; aroma of raspberries, noble hops; well balanced, intense sweet and tart flavour, well hidden alcohol; very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3288) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
Fra flaske på M2 Cardinal mai-15, og kveldens "ekstranummer". Da den kom etter Prarie Pirate Bomb ble kontrasten voldsom. Denne rødmende munken er supergod hvis du liker hjemmelaget bringebærsyltetøy (og det gjør jeg!), men den blir for endimensjonal, nesten som en avansert rusbrus. Kunne gjerne helt den over en porsjon mandelkjernepudding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1083) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2015 vintage. Pours beige ruby red with little head. Aroma is pungent cherries, black berries, cherry coffee syrup in a good way. Taste is sticky strong thick cherry juice and cherry skins, alcohol backbone, nice sweetness. This is an interesting beer that I surprising really like despite the cherry cough syrup notes. This is what I always wished sherry would taste like.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1038) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours dark red with a large pink head. Smells of raspberries and only raspberries. Taste is sweet and fruity. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Founders 2015 Blushing Monk finishes with a slight raspberry tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2015
On tap at The Brass Tap poured a clear dark red with a small lasting pink head. Aromas of bread, raspberry and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of raspberry and bread with a smooth lingering raspberry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (4595) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Ruby red colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Raspberries, tart, some cherries, caramel, some alcohol.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Raspberries, alcohol, caramel, tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2908) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap at Macgregor’s. It poured a ruby color with no head. The aroma was of raspberries, vanilla and light floral notes. The taste was of mixed berries with some subtle sweetness, a hint of chocolate and a lightly tart raspberry finish. It had a medium body and soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1580) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Beautiful clear red with light pinkish white head. Raspberries shine. Alcohol presence is noticeable. Little syrupy. Concentrated. Rich raspberry and cherry. Enjoyable but I wish there was room for more than just the fruit. However, I think it is a masterful brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (654) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Beautiful aroma. So light and fresh. Taste is a little heavy, syrupy, and alcoholic based on what I was hoping from the aroma but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (456) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Poured from bomber into a tulip: Pours dark ruby red with a pink head. Aroma is huge raspberry Belgian funk. Taste is fairly sweet but not overly so. Lots of raspberries and other fruit notes, not at all tart which is what I was hoping for. Decent fruit beer.


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