Skyman1972 (14) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my first sour beer. I like it. Poured from a bottle into a Sniffer. Pours a dark red with a bubbly head with pieces of something floating around. The head lingers with nice lacing. Smells likes a dry cider. The taste is very good with a hint of cider and a smooth flow. Feels great on the palete, light and dry. I found out I like sours.
TH28 (56) - - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is deep briwn, almost black, with a creamy foam cap. Aroma is minimal, with the lactic notes showing up more than anything else. Taste starts with a sweet, slightly molasses flavor and gives way to a distinct but balanced tartness. Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of carbonation. Finish is well balanced, with a slightly lingering tartness that balances the sweetness of the malt
gym399 (24) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad, just disappointing. Pours a mahogany with light brown head. Taste is light and crisp and only mildly sour. Needs more of a punch.
Sweasy (8) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Drinkable beer but I feel it misses the body mid sip. A very mild sour with a nice sweet cherry taste. Has a great smell and laces well.
pinkie (317) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque and dark with a ruby hue. Fat head of tan foam that fell slowly and left patchy lace. Nose is faint. I am getting a faint smell of grape, like grape juice and a powdery sweet scent. Not what I expected at all. The taste is nowhere near sour. It is dry, it is palate cleansing. It is not crisp or tart or sour. In fact it’s much sweeter than I ever would have expected and there is only a faint hint of vinegar at the back of the throat as it finishes. The mouthfeel is soft and silky and while it has ample carbonation it has not bite, no zing. Oddly I find this sweeter than I think it should be but as it drinks it does become more sour and more dry.
Tbroad21 (4) - - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Loved the taste of this beer. Actually tasted more like a cider beer and was extremely smooth. Great aroma and a beer I'd likely get again.
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merc7186 (1466) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a great deep reddish hue that passes very little light through it, has a nice little white head. The smell has a lot going on with deep smells of cherries, currants, and red plum. The taste is simlar except you don’t the intensity of the combined flavors, somewhat milder. The mouthfeel is decent with bitter fruits lingering and okay carbonation. Overall, the beer is decent but not the best interrupratation of the style.
BOSSbrewer (1023) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin lingering head. Nice entry level beer to the world of sours. Not at all overpowering.
nealblind (374) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown pour big head. Aroma of tannic yeast tart slight choco malt. Tastes slightly sour but feels very acidic, refreshing though. it brings full balance with Brown ale flavors. Sour bananas, cherries,,yeasty, raisin bread.
VinegarStroke (106) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Monks Cafe Flemish Sour Red Ale: Bottle: lifted sour notes. Cherries and caramel. Classic profile. For a sour it’s clean and fresh. Layers. Clear caramel toffee color. Thick froth that doesn’t last. Slightly sweet. Crisp or slightly sour edge. Smooth. No bitterness. Medium body. Nice balance and lingering flavour. Old oak flavours. Long and complexed. Enough to convince me I can enjoy a sour red ale..