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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: 1390   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!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Smells of tart apple. Pours a deep, almost black, brown. Taste is sour with a hint of sweetness followed by anunpleasantly bitter finish. In taste and aroma this ale lacks in the complexities found in other sour ales. The body is light. The carbonation is average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tristanlaugher (180) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Deep amber frothy head. Limey... very limey taste. unique brew. Draft from the bar

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (1702) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: mahogny with a medium off-white head. Aroma: red berries, stone fruits, citrus peel. Palate: medium body, average to high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (774) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pour is mahogany in color with a small cream colored head. Aroma is malty and a little sour. A great sour that still has a nice malt base.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beezydrunkit (20) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with tan/off white head. Aroma was somewhat uninspiring. Not too much going on. Very light, subtle malt notes of bread and hay and not much else. Drinks like a standard red ale with a bit more carbonation and a slight tartness with some fruity notes showing up. Maybe a little jammy raspberry, strawberry, and possibly plums. Very, very mild. Overall it’s just kind of boring although I get what they’re trying to do. It’s a good stepping stone into the world of sours for the noobs.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2016
By far the best sour I’ve experienced as of yet. I am trying to spread my wings and try different brews...this one was recommended. I am hoping to be a bit more tolerant of sours as the weather warms. This one is actually quite pleasant and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trolleo (1276) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 5, 2016
Dark brown to red color, off-white head. Sweet and sour taste and aroma. Lively carbonation, thin body. Maybe closer to lambic? //bottle as Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale at Svijet Piva

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2206) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Brown pour with a slightly brown head. Aroma of fruit, wine-like. Flavor is of fruit, apple, strawberry, mostly cherry and grape. It’s good. Tart finish but well balanced. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (205) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
Pours dark brown with a red hue and a very slight off-white head. The aroma contains apple, vinegar, basement aromas and barnyard, even some cherries. It tastes medium sweet to heavy sour. The body is medium to light but the nice carbonation makes up for it. Interesting beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Dark Brown With Red Color, Huge Tiny Bubble Head that lasts and leaves Edges of Glass Fully Covered in Tiny Bubble Film. Lots Of Floaters. Lightly Sour Aroma. Acidic Sour with No Sign Of Sweetness. My First Sour Ale, so might Be OK for What it is Although It is Not My Style.


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