Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk

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Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4544) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2017
A very nice fruit beer. I wanted to compare this to New Glarus rapsberry tart, but this is more tart. Pale red, light pink head, slick mouthfeel. Very nice. Tried at Omahas Extreme Beerfest with Jess and the parents in 2017.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (481) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2017
2015 bottle, Ill get another one to cellar. Ruddy red-brown pour with just a ring of off-white left. Aroma is raspberry and raspberries. Mouth-watering. Flavor is just delicious with raspberry dominating a just-sweet-enough tangy and slightly tart. Really smooth, no trace of booze, and not cloying. One of the best fruit beers Ive tried. Shame on me for passing it by so many times without trying.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. 2015. Syf. Koncentrat malinowy i absolutnie nic poza nim.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (4674) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle from Wegmans Mechanicsburg. Pours deep ruby red with a thick white head. Lots of lacing in the glass. Fairly muted raspberry on the nose. Huge raspberry on the tongue with just a hint of tartness. Hides its booze really well. Imagine Lindemans Framboise with 3 times the alcohol and youre pretty close. I suspect it Ages nicely as well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gephross100 (926) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
2015 bottle pours deep cherry red. Raspberry syrup nose. Very sweet. Low carbonation. Cardboard.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (933) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2016 Bottle, 2015. Nose is pronounced raspberry,strawberry, almond, marzipan. Taste is very sweet marzipan, raspberry, lactose, cheese cake, vanilla, cough medicine,yeast, slight tartness. Mouthfeel is oily. This beer was 2015 consumed in late 2016d, and had no real hop profile, which I suspect my have been deleterious. Well put together and didn?t taste like fruit juice, but I can?t see myself ever drinking it again, too sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (4073) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2016
750ml bottle. 29-10-2016.
Courtesy of Javi Ificould.
Labeled as 2015 edition.
In short: artificial like fruit beer.
Pours hazy reddish with nice off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Raspberries, sweet, cloying nose. Medium body, average caronation, oily texture. Taste is berries, sweet, quite artificial flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Pink, pink head, aroma of cherries, berries, flavor of cherries, berries, sweetish, tingling, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LRonCupboard (62) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle from Vineyard, Belfast. Bright red, small white/pink head. Powerful concentrated raspberry aroma, with syrup, cherry and some wood. Medium body, syrupy/oily texture, lightly carbonated. Taste is fairly sweet, but fairly well balanced by acidic and slightly tart raspberry. Raspberry again very concentrated, almost freeze dried. Long finish. Hides alcohol. Only real criticism is it being a bit one dimensional - you going to need to like concentrated raspberries. First beer my wife has liked ever - extra mark!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1850) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2016
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 9/3/2011. Deep red body. Like a carbonated red wine. Maybe a touch lighter, but close. Pours with a nice pink head. Fascinating for a beer. Leaves nice lacing. Raspberries, whoah. Before the raspberries kick in, it smells musty, too. Taste is all raspberries. Like raspberry juice, without all the sugar. Its still pretty sweet, but not like an actual raspberry. Not a lot of beer flavors coming through here, but still tasty. Nice tartness in the finish to fight off the sweetness. No booze, amazingly. Tart finish and a little dry. Still a bit heavy, but its 9.2%, so I guess thats to be expected. Not easy to drink. Tough beer to review. Unnecessarily large and difficult to drink, but it has a wonderful fruit flavor.


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