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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Not as sour, could be worse, fruits all over the place. Ok version of a Flemish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Arayaga2 (1869) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2005
If you are curious about this ale, and don’t live near Phlladelphia, you might try adding cider vinegar to a perfectly good belgian ale until you almost don’t want to drink it anymore. This is what happens when beer goes bad, people.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2058) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 Dark red-brown coloured, little head. Sour and fruity aroma, quite vinous. Sour flavour, fruity and refreshing. Finishes too watery to really impress, but nevertheless this is a good example of a great style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2005
My first ever encouter with a flemish before. I have to say that it was pretty freakin’ good. Alot of Tart Fruit flavors floating around in there. Would have to Say Thank you To Pwalk for this one =)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2005
Bottled. A dark browny, red coloured beer with little head. The aroma is sour and fruity but mixed in there is a bit of ’market rubbish bins’ The taste is fruity sour and a bit fusty. Very quenching and lip snapping. My wife and Dad who were with me but thought this was foul, but I rather liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13637) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4986) - 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.

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