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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kevin (2182) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Pours a dark brown that gleams red in the light with a big ol’ fluffy grayish head. Tart cherry scent. Slightly sour flavor, but that’s it, watery, bland sour, a bit of cranberry, but really it is not doing much flavor wise. Ap-4 ar-6 tas-4 pal-2 ov-8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Poured a clear dark red, with lots of carbonation and a diminishing off white head. Aroma has a toasted malt character along side a gentle lactic acid nose. Flavors are soft but well balanced, not what I was expected but enjoyable. A full malty body and light caramel tones ac t in harmony with a "light" acidity. A good beginner sour ale or one that you could drink all day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2006
purchased at the council bluffs hy-vee. pours brownish red with nearly no head. just a slight bit of an off-white head. the aroma is fruity yet has a low ph acidic smell. has a strong sour flavor. but it is not brutal. this is milder than most flemish sours I have tasted. it does not have an obnoxiously buring palate because of the balancing sweetness. this would be a find introductory flemish beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TonyBanannas (36) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle, pours a deep reddish brown. The aroma of sour apples. Taste is pleasant for those who like a vinegary flavor. Finishes with a nice fruity flavor, acidic and again very sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2006
on tap at Monks Cafe. Had a hard time with this one, as I’ve never drank a flemish sour before. Pours a reddish amber with a small off white head. Aroma was tart with some dark fruits mixed in. Taste was the same with some yeasty characteristics and tart, slightly puckering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy brown body, thin white head. Pleasant coffee cake, sour cherry and yeast aroma. Tart flavor - unripe pear juice and pie cherry over smooth pale malt sweetness. Spritzy carbonic acid finish. Refreshing stuff - nice cherry-like acidity over unassuming malt - leaning towards a gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3656) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2006
Cloudy brown, minimal head.Tart sour nose. The palate is tart and sour as well but leans too much toward the acetic side. Not one of the better examples of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3545) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle enjoyed at Brouwer’s Cafe in Seattle. Musty, sour, vinous, fruity aroma with a bit of sweetness present as well. Pleasant enough. Murky, hazy, brownish color with a large, frothy tannish head. Tart, sour, acidic flavor to start. Mildly sweet flavor follows with some dried fruits after. Dry finish. Very tasty with a nice yeasty flavoring. Nice example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkione (6) - De Panne, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2006 does not count
Tart, oak and iron aroma. Brown reddish, off-white frothy head, fair lace. Sweet and sour, iron, moderate full. Long sweet and iron finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2006
On tap at Monk’s Cafe... Appears a hazy, red toned light brown with an off white head that slowly fades into a mild film. Spotty lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of sour cherries, apples, mild vinegar. Taste is of the above mentioned aromas. Similar to Rodenbach Red. Slight sour apple and light cherry flavors jumping about. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly thin mouthfeel but the Rodenbbach qualites are still there. Not quite mouth puckering but decent.

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