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Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk

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Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 403   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.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (179) - - MAY 3, 2015
2015 bottle split with the gf (she paid). Poured into a tulip. Thin off white head laced around the glass, soft purple color that is see through. In my opinion aroma is the downfall to this beer, as they not very prevalent: oak, raspberries, white chocolate, and hay. Flavors of sour yeast, Brett, raspberries, rose wine, oak. Mouthfeel is soft on the palate, light in body and carbonation, faint dry finish. Nicely done!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3000) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Rating #3000. It poured a deep ruby color with no head. The aroma was of raspberries, vanilla, some chocolate, light floral notes and faint woody notes. The taste was of mixed berries with some subtle sweetness, light woody notes, a hint of chocolate and a lightly tart raspberry finish. It had a medium body and soft carbonation. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (503) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Derby day draft at tavern on main! Deep ruby pink red color with pinkish head dissipates quickly. Tart fruit juice syrup. Taste is thick raspberry syrup that finishes as a Belgian strong ale. Big full body beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (5073) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
(Keg at Viisi Penniä, 20150502) The beer poured deep red and clear. Its head was medium sized and lightly pink. Aroma had raspberries, tartness and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were raspberries, Belgian style yeast, mild sourness, tartness, sweetness and low bitterness. Aftertaste was long-lasting but also mild and contained raspberries, sourness, tartness and low bitterness. A well done brew and pleasant way of using raspberries.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pet3rman (355) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours like a cross between a table wine and a rose champagne. Head dissipates quickly with no lacing. Nose is distinctly belgium yeast and alcohol with a hint of berries and grass. Flavor is chamborg - Sweet with intense raspberry. Astringent alcohol + carbonation on palate. Dry finish. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (308) - - MAY 2, 2015
Pours a deep purple body with a medium head. Nice fruity raspberry aroma. Very nice raspberry taste with just enough bitterness to make it taste like beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (384) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a slightly hazy ruby red. Huge raspberry aroma with a some spicey Belgian yeast notes. Taste is moderately tart with a syrupy mouthfeel. Flavors of raspberry, fresh raspberries. No fake syrupy flavor. You don't get much of the Belgian yeast notes. You definitely can't taste the how strong the beer is. Overall one of the best fruit beers I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2113) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Pours a deep red. Pink head. Aromas are pure raspberry. Raspberry jam, raspberry candy. Flavours are tart and sweet raspberries. That Belgian yeast strain holds up to the raspberry flavours nicely making this a wonderfully well rounded beer. One of the best fruit beers I’ve had.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Almost clear burgundy colour, small head. Huge balsamic raspberry aroma. Very sweet with medium-full body and rounded, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Some tartness from the raspberries, but not enough to balance the syrupy sweetness. The flavour is entirely dominated by raspberries. A one dimensional beer cocktail.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at CBC15... Pink red.. Thin white lacing.. Juicy raspberry fruits.. Juicy fruits


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