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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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
BBD 19/07/07 Robe brune foncée surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui s’estompe. Arômes de cerises sûres, de sucre et de chêne. Saveurs sûres de cerises, acidité de citron et de malt caramélisé.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
pours ruby color, little -no head, aroma of fermented cherries, citrus, and earth. Flavor is sweet upfront, carbonated, fruity, with a sour finish, but not over-bearing, good body good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle (250ml). Trade with Boutip - thanks!. Best before 19 July 2007. Poured deep slightly hazy mahogany with a large rocky tan head. Strong aroma of yeast, sour red wine, fruit and some roast malt - quite well balanced and not over the top. Flavour is surprisingly sweet - raisins, apples, grapes, sour watery red wine, some roast, plenty of yeast, a hint of acidic wood resin for sure ... a little bottle metal on warming. Mouthfeel is slightly thin, dry and very astringent and somewhat acidic - a little flat, too. This is a pretty easy drinking flemish sour, perhaps a little simple - it would make a good introduction to the style without sending the novice screaming out the door.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Pour is murky reddish brown with a thin tan head...smell is definately warm and sour with lemons and cherries...fizzy mouthfeel...sort of weak sour flavor...some wood and cherry notes, but just a little water in the flavor dept...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 Bottled. Dark reddish-brown with a medium beige head. Not 100% clear. Fruity and sour aroma, with a flavor that has wood, acidity and fruitiness. Green apples kind of acidity. Full, astringent body, but more commercial than Rodenbach Grand Cru. Rating: 6-4-6-4-13-3.3. (060210)

Bottle, 25cl. It pours a reddish brown body, hazy with lots of floating chunck. Huge, big-bubbled, beige head and wonderful lacings. Berry-ish, cellary aroma with some vinegar and sugar. Full-bodied, quite effervescent and astringent mouthfeel with raspberry vinegar and some cellar and lemon. Some bitterness in the far back. Sugars are present too, but very moderate. Lemony, vinegary finish that lasts. A very refreshing and quenching beer that doesn’t get too extreme in any way.(090419)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Clear Brownish red, like iced tea, with a thick beige head. Spicy aroma, with notes of cinnamon, and some savory aroma I can’t quite place. Walnuts, too, maybe? Very drinkable - subtly sour, with hints of cherry, oak, red wine and a crisp, tart aftertaste. Bought at Leaf & Ale, Knoxville.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2006
bottle from chevy chase. cloudy reddish brown out of the bottle. aroma is heavily tart, cherries. medium body. flavor is very acidic, caramel, more tart cherries. good for the style, but i don’t think i could drink more than one at a time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Large frothy off-white head with a clear caramel colored body. Sweet yet somewhat earthy aroma. Seet flavor that finishes lightly sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2006
A very dark red body with a large ivroy head. Good vinegar aromas combined with some fruits. Excellent tartness in the back of the mouth and good plum endings. Overall, a very enjoyable Flemish Sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Pungent, acidic aroma. Pours dark red/brown. Acidic, sour taste, with some fruit, raspberries, then sour finish. Awesome.


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