Founders Blushing Monk
Blushing Monk. Founders Brewing. Grand Rapids, MI.
“Belgian style ale fermented with raspberries”.
One of my favorite reliable breweries.
Dark red. Minimal head.
Smells like raspberry juice, or cranberry juice.
I dig it. Surprisingly pleasant.
Tastes like a complex cran-raspberry juice.
Doesn’t taste like beer, doesn’t taste alcoholic, though it is super-alcoholic.
No, I can taste the underlying typical Belgian yeasty-sour flavor.
Maybe a bit of cloves.
It tastes really good.
The aftertaste isn’t all that pleasant.
A bit syrupy.
A nice surprise. Too sweet for regular drinking.
I’d like to cook this down and put it on a cheesecake.