bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 donít think i could drink more than one at a time.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large frothy off-white head with a clear caramel colored body. Sweet yet somewhat earthy aroma. Seet flavor that finishes lightly sour.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pungent, acidic aroma. Pours dark red/brown. Acidic, sour taste, with some fruit, raspberries, then sour finish. Awesome.
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark cherry oak color with a moderate dry bone colored head. Earthy cherries, along with a touch of yeast dominate the aromas. Thin red wine nose, with just a hint of acidity notes. As it warms some mild malts come out. Sweetness envelops the mouth with the first sip, not a sugar laden sweetness, but a dry, stick a powered sugar donut in the mouth at once type of sweetness. From there a pastry dough flavor continues leading to a light acidic finish. Has some flavors of an old past prime wine. Thing grabs my attention with this one. The aroma was pleasant and complex enough, but the flavors never came together. Seems like an amber with a few drops of red wine vinegar. Ok, really good red wine vinegar, but you get my point.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@Monks. Rather sour nose and sour flavor (wow, insightful of me.) But, itís not overpowering. Thought I wasnít going to appreciate this, but found it quite pleasant. Manageably sour. A little bit of appley pucker in there, richer flavor than apple though. Smooth, deep red brown. Nice long finish. A Lasting fine coating of a head. Hints of tast fruit. Red wine vinegary finish. Not an everyday drink for me, and somewhat one dimensional, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless.
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
POured with a murky brown and red boy. The aroma had tart apples along with balsamic vinegar. Fairly one dimensional in the aroma. The taste had lemons, balsamic vinegar and some leather. There is also a little dry hay in the finish. A nice light body made this refreshing.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours muddy brown with moderate tan head. Nose is sour cherries with mustyness. Flavor is spicy with an unexplained emptiness. Feels a bit thin. Mild sour finish.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to Eric ( heemer77 ) for sharing the bottle. hazy brown pour with a sour aroma. seemed very one dimensional with some vinegary cherries in the flavor. very dry sour finish.
Kinz (3709) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Every time Iíve gone to Monkís Iíve had good intentions to sample this brew. Each time Iíve gotten totally sidetracked by other beers on the menu, and have never gotten around to sampling the "house" brew. Since it is now available bottled down here, my problem has been solved! Medium brown, ruby tinged with a touch of haze, decent head fades. Gentle aroma of sour cherries. Flavor is slight sour cherry and a touch of caramel. Unfortunately, not much else. Not a bad beer, but lacking the complexity I was hoping for.