Sunday, August 14, 2011
Founders Blushing Monk
I picked up a bottle of Founders Blushing Monk from Al’s of Hampden, and I also stashed one away in my cellar. The beer pours a black cherry color with a foamy pink head that dissipates rather rapidly and leaves behind a filmy head. The aroma is raspberry syrup-like, red wine, strawberry, raspberry, and a faint hint of vinegar. The taste is more sweet than sour with lots of raspberry flavor, almost like an ice cream topping. There is a hint of cherry and strawberry before a slight vinegar tongue hits the tongue, but does not make the mouth pucker. The alcohol content is 9.2% ABV. For those expecting a Belgian sour-like beer, this is not for you. However, it is quite a delicious beer, but it definitely falls under the sweeter side of this and is very syrupy. I am very interested to see how this beer ages and if it gets any tartness about it.