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Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2176) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
July 4, 2015. Bottle at home, 2015 edition.
Clear red with a medium sized frothy and quickly dissipating pinkish head. Aroma is sweet and tart raspberries, almond, alcohol, minerals and some some spicy yeasty notes. Taste is sweet raspberries, slightly astringent tart berries, slight alcohol notes. Sweet berry finish with a light dry tartness. Medium to full bodied, soft to average carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Turtles (375) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
750ml Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark red with a thin pink-white head. Aroma is sweet raspberry juice. Sticky and gooey mouth feel. The taste is raspberry juice, sweet and sticky fruit syrup takes over all other flavors that might have been there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
Flaska från SB, årgång 2015. Smak och doft av intensiv söt hallondoft. Stor söt kropp där hallonsmaken verkligen dominerar. Relativt söt och bör drickas väl avkyld, toner av körsbärskärnor. Riktigt gott i sommarsolen.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2497) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2015
Flaska från SB, 2015 versionen. Klar, outspädd hallonsaftsfärg, lågt skum. Intensiv söt hallondoft. Stor söt kropp där hallonsmaken verkilgen glänser och dominerar. Relativt söt och bör drickas riktigt välkyld. Vit sirap, mandel, lätt beska med smak av hallon- och körsbärskärnor. Riktigt gott i sommarsolen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
bottle, from Triangle Wine, Morrisvillle 2015 release, Real good aroma, sweet, fruity, raspberry jam. clean red color, ok initial head, faded quickly to nothing, sweet flavor, medium body sticky creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish, dand, that’s better thani remember,

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4956) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Big bottle from web SB cons 2014-06-27 Göteborg, shared with friends AR: fine raspberry, AP: dark tegel ruby, wee white head F: raspberry, wee yeasty, warming feeling, very nice beer - great focus on the berries;)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to the wingman. Aroma is sweet syrupy raspberry jam, woody pips. Flavour is raspberry jam, honey, earthy woody pips. Palate is sticky sweet, moderate carbonation, syrup. Cough syrup.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike5326 (1116) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Poured from a tap. Clear red color, medium frothy off white head. Mild malt with a strong raspberry aroma. Medium body with full Roberts flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (920) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
One thing I really like about Founders is that when they a certain beer has a certain thing in it, that beer has a ton of it in the beer. Not some BS where you’re suppose to be able to pick up just a hint of it. This was a super easy drinker. I kept going back for more thus I killed this sucker quickly. ABV is hidden exceptionally. Expensive but worth it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (8824) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Wingman. It pours bright red with a small white head. The nose is sweet, sticky, syrupy big candied cherry & raspberry, icing sugar and light tang. The taste is sweet-sour, tangy, raspberry candy, sugared fruits, cherry drops, light alcohol and candy cane with a sweetish finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Too sweet and too much candy for me. Boosty alcopop.


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