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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2005
Bottled (BB 07/2007)
Dark brown, not much head. Personal sour aroma of molasses, yeast and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, sour and fruity. Short bittersweet aftertaste. Quite easy to drink despite od sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Deep copper/red color with long lasting white head. Aroma is tart. Flavor is sour cherries, ..I found this more full bodied than other reviewers. It has a fairly dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (647) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Pours beatuifully, with a short lasting soda head. Aroma is yeasty and tart. Body is a little thin, but the less-than-complete cherry bill is still fantastic. Upping the ingedient ante would have made this fantastic. On the dry side.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2005 Sour cherries and apple dominate the taste of this beer. Medium-thin body. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Hazy amber coloured body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of tart cherries, tart raspberries, malt and some oak. Medium-bodied; No fullness at all-just a light tartness-nothing strong. Overall, a decent flemish sour, but not great though! I sampled this 33 cL bottle at the November RB party at Founder’s in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2004.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Bottle. Clear aburn brown with no head. Aroma is sour cherry and yeast. Taste is medium sweet.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MiP (13798) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
Bottle. Cognac/port aroma. Cloudy brown colour, small head. Flavour is mostly sour and dry with a little port note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Murky, burnt orange ale with a medium-sized, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is very earthy with notes of leather, vanilla (just a hint) and cola. Moderately sour flavor with notes of lemon and wood. Light-bodied and astringent with fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, sour, bone-dry finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Aroma of sour cherries. Flavor is of mixed (sour & sweet) cherries with a slight wood.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Sampled at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA Ratebeer Gathering 11/20/04. Dark copper. Sour, horsey nose. Taste has notes of citrus, cherry, pretty sour and tart. Medium body.


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