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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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tsd08460 (1210) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Aroma: raspberries, bread, floral Appearance: ruby red, clear, clear, minimal pink head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate: full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

4.8
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
From notes - quick commentary. Personal favorite from MI Winter Beer Fest. More similar to lindy’s framboise than expected. The palate differs most, favoring malt only slightly. Short and sweet - an awesome, enlivening beverage.

4.8
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
750 mL bottle. The pour is a beautiful deep ruby with a thick pink/light purple head and some solid lacing. The aroma is beautiful. Like a fine jam that’s been thinned out a bit and bottled. No booze or anything, just great raspberry. Damn. The flavor. Oh my. Bright crisp raspberry. No booze anywhere. Nothing to deter the fruitiness. Unbelieveable. This is an incredible fruit beer. The mouth feel is just enough to keep it thick, but not south it’s syrupy. Founders hit it out of the park in 2011, and then once again with this gem. The aftertaste is lingeringly raspberry and just lovely. Such a fan of this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Tart yet fruity sweet. From the bright pink head to the last dark red drop, this beer aims to please, and, for me anyway, it totally succeeds. It’s definitely a fruit beer and makes no qualms about it. A punch of fresh raspberry (like eating the fruit, not simply raspberry flavored) is present all the way through with a lasting sweet and tart finish. I’m going to have to grab another before it sells out!

4.7
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2011
OMG! Pours red with a pinkish red head. Smells like raspberry jam. Strong sweet raspberry flavor. Almost like candied raspberries. 9.2 abv? No trace of it at all. Even the non beer loving wife loved it. Flavor lingers on the palate forever. Overall an AWESOME beer!

4.7
uhljoseph (66) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
What a great raspberry taste! Delicious and great finish! A little sweet but very good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
ebone1988 (2041) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. FINALLY. Aroma is raspberry, some light Belgian yeast strain. Appearance is like red wine, pink/light purple head. Taste is unbelievable, raspberry throughout, no real taste of Belgian yeast which is nice, just thorough raspberry, like carbonated juice. Mouthfeel is fantastic, not as thick as KRE, just a perfect balance with crisp carbonation. Overall, I’m sad it took this long to try this beer.

4.7
MetalNHopHead (2081) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 4, 2015
Brewing with this much fruit can be a tricky endeavor, but Founders does it with ease and class with Blushing Monk. True to its name, Blushing Monk has pink-red hue and a huge raspberry aroma. Raspberry dominates the taste, as well. Luckily, the fruitiness is neither too sweet nor too tart. The Belgian yeast and malt notes make a brief appearance, but raspberries steal the show. In this case, that’s actually a good thing. This Founders brew certainly made my monk blush. Really? Did I seriously just try to make that into a euphemism? I need to rethink my life.

4.7
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass raspberry red with pretty much no head. Aroma of a raspberry tart, Flavor is crisp. Sweet. Raspberry Jam & beautiful. Smooth slight tartness. Balanced beautifully. Probably the best fruit brew. EVER. With the 9.2%...beautiful subtle.

4.6
pthebutcher (2) - Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2011 does not count
Deep Red color, light pink head. This was very easy to drink, I generally don’t enjoy sweet fruity beers. This was unlike any I have ever tried, had genuine flavors that included not just sweet but tart tastes as if it was a smoothy. The aroma was true to the taste, I would continue to pay the current asking price if they would continue to make it.


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