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Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk (2011)

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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Belgian Style Ale fermented with pure raspberries

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
A - Pours a ruby-purple color with a finger of frothy pinkish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing. S - Aroma is a full of fresh raspberries with a bit of Belgian yeast, tartness, and the faintest hint of citrus. T - Starts off with some big sweet fresh raspberries and other berry flavors. Through the middle, some sourness and tartness come through with some Belgian yeast flavors with a touch of citrus and farmhouse flavor. The finish is a mix of sweet and tart raspberries and other fruity sweetness with some sourness and other Belgian yeast flavors and a hint of booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, tart, and lightly sour finish. D - Very drinkable. Big raspberry and fruity flavor, but there is also many other subtle flavors to add some complexity and balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (682) - USA - OCT 22, 2012
Aroma is raspberries. Lots of em, veery intense and tart smelling. Looks black with red edges and a beautiful pink head. Sweet beer y with subtle tartness. Not overbearing but constant berry. Top echelon fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Aroma- raspberries, cough syrup, yeast Appearance- purpleish-red, some lacing, white head Taste- blueberries, raspberries galore, high carbonation, effervescence Palate- syrupy sweet, relatively thick, very sensual Overall- A sipper for sure. Intensely sweet, lots of raspberries. Half of the bottle was fantastic, other half became cloying. I’m glad I had the opportunity to try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass. Bottle split with my father for an early birthday celebration. 2011 Vintage picked up at the local Whole Foods. A: Pours a perfect crimson with light purple hues around the edges. The creamy pink head is awesome. Pours out to 1 finger then slowly goes down to a mini head. A thicker film if you will. I’m very impressed with the look of this brew. No real impressive lacing going on. S: Wonderful tart raspberries right up front that gives way to nice mild sweetness. Some cracker malts round it out. T: Nice mouth puckering tart fruit on the initial sip. Like a dark cherry warhead or something similar. After the initial mouth shock it makes may to a mixture of semi-sweet and tart mixed berries. M: Medium bodied with a perfect medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel that coats the palate with a nice semi-tart candy fruit flavor. O: I had NG Raspberry Tart last night and I must say that I enjoy this brew much, much more. I’m not getting any of the medicinal notes I picked up with the NG beer. Fruit beers are growing on me and this is another awesome example. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-24-2011

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Clear dark red colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white pink head. Aroma is moderate to heavy cherries, raspberry, very concentrated and intense berry aroma. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, berries, raspberry, cherry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120818]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours pink with a pinkish head. Sweet strawberry and raspberry jam. Very fruity and intense with a bit of tartness. Dry, soft and acidic. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ TFODRBSG12
Pours cloudy dark red with a pink head. Aroma has notes of raspberries. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long raspberry finish. Body is full, texture is sticky, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (10872) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle from 2011, 9,2% @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Aroma is malt, raspberries, fruit and a little sour. Flavour is malt, raspberries, medium sweet, little acid, citric and a little tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours very dark reddish with a creamy pinkish head. The aroma is loads of raspberries with a wiff of sour notes. The flavour is loads of sweet raspberries, tart berries and has a pleasant sweetness. Its quite sweet but so balanced!! Great!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is ruby. Aroma and taste are pure raspberries and not at all artificial. Notes of malt and citrus as well, but pretty much just raspberries and very well done.

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