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Founders Blushing Monk (2004-2010)

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Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
AKA: Imperial Belgian Razz


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ryan. Pours a clear, deep red with a slight haze. Lots of fresh raspberries on the nose. Very sweet. Sweet raspberry flavor. Maybe a touch of oak. Dissolves to a lightly tart, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2807) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
This beer appears a ruby red color. There is a small head that recedes rapidly, leaving virtually no lacing on the glass. Raspberry jam, raspberry pie, and just about anything raspberry. There is no shortage of raspberries here. The beer tastes very good. The alcohol is hidden very well behind an armada of pungent raspberries. Itís a bit too sweet to enjoy more than a few ounces. Iím glad I had the opportunity to try it. Iíd certainly have it again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4907) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Draft at Sugar Maple. Wow. Highly unique purple-red body with a pink-purple head. Intense raspberry aroma, noticeable from a few feet away. Big time raspberry beer, practically raspberry juice. Bold, but hides/masks the ABV well. There really arenít many classical beer traits. They mustve used a ton on Raspberries. Smooth backgrounds lets them shine. Somewhat mulled taste, I could sip on this snifter for hours. Reminiscent of Gluh-Kriek, Chelque Chose. Delicious, but lacks any qualities that make it beer-like. I donít get any trace of Belgian yesat. A cool "beer".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
22nd February 2010
Hazy dark red beer. Short lived thin pink head! Aroma of raspberries, a little sour. Dry crisp palate. Immediate tart raspberry, although it mellows to a degree - this flavour dominates throughout. Very dry crisp finish, leaves a warming afterglow. Just the right side of being too puckery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1082) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Backstage bottle. Pours dark purple and the head has a nice purple hue. The aroma is just overpowering with raspberries in a very good way. The raspberries carry over into the taste. The taste is very good, but also very fruity. Probably too sweet to drink more than one. They nailed this beer though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Tasted in late November 2011 from a 22oz bomber bottle shared by unclejedi, thanks Jim. Pours clear ruby red with an average white head that leaves a decent collar of lace. The nose is full of earthy cherry skin, sweet and tart raspberry, very fruity, with just a hint of light malt character. The flavor is sweet and tart raspberry, tannic fruit skin, with the same light malt from the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long sweet and tart raspberry finish. Holding up nicely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2011
On tap at blind tiger. Sweet and sour cherry rasp taste. Ultra sweet... Candi sugar with lots of framboise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Aroma: massive dose of raspberry, slight malt note, but thatís pretty much swamped out by the fruit. Pours a deep red with fizzy pink head, the color of this beer is really brilliant. Flavor is mainly raspberry, there is some hint of malt, but the fruit really steals the stage. For the alcohol content, there isnít much detectable booze, very easy drinking. Medium-full body with high carbonation. Interesting beer, well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle from Chris - thanks! Brownish red in the glass with a slight, quickly receding foam slick. Aroma is sweet raspberry with some light malt and no noticeable alcohol. Taste is chewy raspberry, soft sweet malt, and fruity sugar through the finish. Itís hard for me to pin down the flavor profile but I like how the beer has a sweet fruit component but itís not overly sugary. Excellent sipping beer and I cannot understand how it goes down so easy at 12%. Had this side-by-side with the í11 version and I preferred the í07 as more balanced, more complex, and not as one-note sugary.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 14, 2011
Bomber. Pours purple with thin cream-purple head. Aroma is raspberry. Flavor is very tart raspberry. Surprisingly delicious.


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