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Founders Blushing Monk (2004-2010)

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RATINGS: 314   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle shared by James, big thanks! Poured a hazy deep raspberry with a reddish off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of sweet and tart raspberries and a decent alcohol burn. Flavor was similar with tart and sweet raspberries somewhat balancing a pretty strong alcohol burn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3228) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
RBSG 10 grand tasting. Pours a deep almost a purple color with a awesome head and some good lace. The aroma is jammy and lightly boozy with tons of raspberry. The flavor is lots of fruit, sweet raspberries and some spiciness, mostly all sorts of raspberry jam. Pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6322) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2010
Got to try this at the grand tasting, RBSG. Amazing raspberry aroma, big flavor. No indication whatsoever of that 12+% alcohol. Well balanced, refined, luscious. Not too sweet, as the tartness balances well. Love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Sampled at the RBSG Summer Grand Tasting (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a mellow reddish copper, light haze, very juice like with loose offwhite head dies to a small film. Aromas are raspberries, pretty sweet and a bit tart, a touch of malt but very juice forward. Initial is sweet, thinner side of medium bodied, light offwhite head ring. Sweet raspberries, touch of tartness.. Not overly sweet, but a bit juicy, touch of spritzy fizziness. Finish is mellow sweetness, raspberry puree, juice. Not bad, glad to try. Amazing that this carries the ABV it does.. Doesn’t seem that way.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Pours red with a white head. Aroma is rasberries and the taste is tart rasberry. Alcohol is hidden extremely well.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2559) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 The aroma is perfect, a raspberry sweetness and tartness blending together perfectly in the flavor as well. The appearance is dark crimson with a small head. This is one of the smoothest krieks of all time, especially for domestic. The flavors of warm raspberry and smooth tart come through perfectly on a great body, like a decent-bodied lambic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2010
22oz - Dark red, thin wispy pinkish white head. Deep jammy raspberry aromas warm to soft notes of lactic strawberry-apple and cranberry. Soft tart raspberry puree-like flavors round with a just a touch of caramelized sugar cane. ABV is well hidden. Full bodied, soft carbonation, fruity finish. This one has aged with grace….

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
Thanks to sebletitje for the share. Pours reddish brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, raspberries, booze, some floral qualities and fruit. Flavor is similar with lots of raspberries, malt, some sugar, and other misc berries. Finish lingers with fermented raspberries. It is exactly what it states: a Belgian Ale with Raspberries..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2010
courtesy of frampin. pours nice rosée/reddish, white pinkish head. aroma, loaded with nice raspberry puree, hints of tartness. flavors, just tons of raspberries, clocking at 12.3% this was a superb beer to sip on, the tart flavor was mild and enjoyable compared to how other beers tend to come out when using raspberries. Touch of yeast in the mouthfeel with a mild sweet mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2008 Bottle I think - Thanks mibirdier!!! - Pours dark clear red with a small pinkish head...aroma is lactic red fruit skins, raspberry, slight toffee...flavour packs a punch, tannic, underripe raspberries, raspberry/cherry syrup...the lactic element kept this on the nice side of sticky, and the alcohol, while noticable, was expected and worked well...very fun brew...


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