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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Ertvelde, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 1391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also called “Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Red Ale”

We blend young and old beers to make this mildy tart sour ale. Light bodied with a lactic/sour nose and a bit of sweet and sour in the finish. Very refreshing!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Pours unclear amber brownish with a thin tan head. Nice characteristic flemish sour nose - vinegar, wood, berry. Sour flavor as well with a nice dryness from the wood. Sharp and tart though pretty mild. A very decent try on a flemish sour ale, not up their among the biggest, but refreshing and well-made.
Earlier Rating: 8/13/2004 Total Score: 3.5
Pours a tall and frothy light brown head on a muddy brown body. Mild sour and dark fruity aroma with spicy, earthly and cheesy tones. Flavor is sour, woody and somewhat fusty. Raisins and malt also. Interesting, but tastes a little old. Still nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Poured a medium sized ivory fizzy head, poor lacing, carbonation, transparent, and a ruby hue. Nose was sour, tart, sweet, and cherries. Ditto for the flavor. Mouthfeel was smooth. Light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Brownish mahogony colored puor w/ a small bubbled tan head good lacing Aroma is a tart to sour feel w/ a hint of berries for the sweetness Pal is very light Flavor is so light not much of a flemish sour at all.. tiny lightly sweet hints of tart berries. a pretty boring flemish sour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Clear copper. Thin light tan head. Sour aroma! Light fruit and vinegar with some brown sugar added. A little sweet and adjuncty perhaps. Flavor is thin and dry. Its got some vinegar, and perhaps some oaky fruit. But otherwise the flavor is a bit bland.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a lightly hazy rusty brown body with a lasting off-white head. The aroma is tart cherries, balsamic vinegar, light old oak. Nice tart cherries, balsamic vinegar, and light tart oak. Nice feeling and sufficiently tart.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2006
12oz - Aroma of red wine vinegar, cherry, and a touch of yeast. Pours hazy red/brown with small head and good lacing. Flavor is surprisingly mild. Sour cherry, vinegar, and some watered down red wine. Palate is not very tart and actually a little sweet. Not what I expect from a Flemish sour. Overall not bad, but noting special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baresi (16) - Kungsbacka, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2006
The taste is a little simular to Duchess de Bourgogne and Bourgogne des Flanders and serve it to herring is a success! It’s a little sour and fruity and you can also find a slight hint of sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Well, had this on tap at Barley Johns. Sour caramel and dark vinegar onnthe nose,sounds strange but it was very nice. It died off a bit taste wise but the vingar was still there which really took over the taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 Bottle. Quite pleasant, all be it, quite mild flemish sour. Nice irony qualities, with some balsamic vinegar, cherries and blood. A little dissapointing in terms of the mouthfeel. It never really yakes off, and doesn’t have the juicy acidity of some of the better examples

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle. Deep ruby-brown color with an off-white head. Tart, lemony aroma. Tart, citric flavor with some backing cany sugar. Nice sweet/sour balance. Refreshing.


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