Monday, February 11, 2019

Blushing Monk Belgian Style Ale

Today I'm drinking Founders Blushing Monk, a Belgian-Style Ale fermented with pure raspberries. The brewery has another great raspberry beer called Rubaeus, but says to consider "Blushing Monk as Rubaeus' older sibling - more intense, slightly larger and just a little bit more mature." 9.2% alcohol. 20 IBU. And one 12 oz bottle cost me $6 retail.

Great red color. Beautiful jammy raspberry aroma. WOW! Raspberry explosion in my mouth! Intense flavors, rich texture, jammy raspberry coats the palate. Lightly tart, lightly sweet, nicely play off each other. Definite yeasty character adds a lot. Love it!

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