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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2016
20/II/16 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG V (Ben’s place) - BB: n/a, 2015 vintage (2016-222) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Clear bright pink to red beer, small creamy irregular off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots and lots of raspberries, raspberry jam, pretty sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of raspberry jam, citric acidity, bitter touch, some tannins. Aftertaste: bit metallic, bitter, tannins, lots of raspberries. Not too bad!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (759) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Tulip from bottle. Deep reddish brown with no head. Aroma is raspberries, Belgian yeast, and sour apples. Taste is raspberry, a bit of funk, and a little sweet fruity flavor. A bit syrupy and well hidden alcohol. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1793) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
750ml bottle. Hazy headless red body. Tons of candylike raspberry in the aroma, similar to the swedish fifty fifty lollies. Flavor is a bit similar too, with some yeasty notes. Finishes a bit dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5195) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2016
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: pours red with a creamy whitish head. Aroma is a lot of tart raspberry. Taste is raspberry with a sort of Belgiam background. A bit syrupy. A little bit on the sweet side. Some tartness. Strong aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Keg at Doghouse. Pours raspberry red with a minute pink head. Aroma is jammy raspberries. Taste is sweet raspberry, raspberry tart, slight oakiness, slight earthiness. Very dessert-ish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (463) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle courtesy of stuu666. Hazy pink/amber. Nose of brambles, blackcurrant, cherries. Taste is a bit sour, very fruity, very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu. Pours clearish pinkish. Nose is pretty much raspberries. Taste is raspberries, light tartness, light funk. Very drinkable but also simple and slightly boozy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - bright cherry with nae heid. Nose - cherry lozenge. Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - solid but one dimensional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers II. Pours hazy red with a thin pink-tinged head. Aromas of raspberry seeds, hibiscus. Taste is sweet. Sweet, fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours pale ruby, nose is raspberry, funky, taste is dry, fruity, tart, tasty.


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