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Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk (2011)

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Belgian Style Ale fermented with pure raspberries


DalzAle's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle. Dark red pour, beautiful bright red carbonation and a tart fresh raspberry aroma. Flavor is tart vibrant raspberries and enough of a malt backbone to back it up to prevent it from being an overly sweet sugar-bomb. Very good!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32981) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours haszy brown to amber with a small off white head. Aroma is wineous and raspberry fruity. Smoooth fruity, tartand citric. Lingering and phenolic fruity. Crisp and citric fruity. Bitter and citric into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a fruity strong raspberry aroma. Sweetish fruity strong raspberry flavor. Has a sweetish fruity strong raspberry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1770) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Ryan - thanks!!! Beautiful deep red pour. Slight white head. Huge raspberry nose - the most I’ve smelled in a beer. Chocolate tones in the nose too. Massive berry in the taste. Some Belgian malt in the backbone. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Dark amber colour with a reddish tint. Sweet aroma with berries, caramel malts, Ribena. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet with fruit juice - raspberries. Nice Fruit Beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled. Dark reddish coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head with a red gleam. Aroma. Dense raspberries, sweetness, citrus. Flavour. Overwhelming raspberries, citrus, spice. Medium bodied. Ends full of raspberries. Not much else in this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2530) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - dark red pour with thin white head. Aroma and taste is prominent raspberry, very fruity, sweet on the palate, sticky mouthfeel, raspberry finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (888) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a reddish brown with a smallish, pinkish head. Very intense raspberry aroma - wauw. Very rich body, lowish carbonation, intense raspberries - and nothing much else to be honest. They must’ve used a ton of raspberries here! Sweet, rich berry finish with the alcohol very well masked. Nice one. 081114

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2011 bottle shared with friends. Still a nice carbonation. Deep red, copper pour. Big jammy fruit aroma. Hints of wood and vanilla. Taste is tart red fruits, wood, caramel, vanilla. Had held up great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (606) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Shared 750ml. Huge raspberry juiciness. A fruit beer for the ages. Dark and wine like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2508) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle: Deep, deep crimson, blood-red & indigo tinted; nearly opaque with barely a head at all, just a skimpy, bubbly lavender skin that muddles across the top. Aroma of macerated raspberry jam. Residual sugary sweetness, like a raspberry pie filling or raspberry compote would have. Mild floral & spicy perfume notes buried way underneath, but the fresh raspberry element is clearly the star here. No medicinal hinderances; juice, fresh, pure. The taste shows the same juiciness as the aroma. Mouth explodes with raspberry purée, sweet raspberry reduction, residual sugar, & just the lightest amount of tartness that you’d get from the outer skins of the fruit. Other than a very faint floral essence in the aftertaste, this beer is essentially like muddling a bag of raspberries with a mortar & pestle then taking it straight to the dome. Lovely fruit beer.


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