voyageurmike (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Monk’s Cafe Flemish sour red ale bottle, served in snifter. Very pretty dark ruby color, nice sour nose to it. Tart cherry flavor and medium body. Really nice lingering sour finish. There are a lot of way pricey sour ales out there that are not as enjoyable as this one.
UXO (708) - CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky and opaque amber brown with one finger of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is red fruit, raisins, vinegar, woody and vinous notes. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate tart. (7/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, off-dry tart finish. (4/5)
A very mild sour / oude bruin. Aromas of dark, slightly boozy fruit reminiscent of a quadrupel, but with a mildly tart, cidery flavour. Very drinkable and quite refreshing. (15/20)
jackl (5489) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Deep red pour with a tan head. Huge salted red fruits. Strong. Some mineral and fruit jellies. Taste starts sickly sweet. Juicy fruit, apples, cherry. Malty. Medium body, soft carbonation.
MadShaolin (100) - - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red with a spidery lacing. Polished oak, cherries, a pleasant turpentine smell (let me huff that), caramel. Slightly tart, woody, mouth filling umami, acidic and citrusy, raisins. Lots going on here, not too sour to scare me away. Would buy again
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edgallow (2622) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours reddish with a white head. Aroma of fruit, tart, wood and yeast. Taste is raisens, cherry, tart and oak.
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice size tan, rocky head. Color is reddish brown and a little cloudy. Good head retention and big patches of frothy lace. Tart smell of cherries, sour like apple cider vinegar, highlights of brown sugar and a faint wet dog quality. It has a light body and somewhat tart, but finishes dry. Tastes sweet, sour and quite tart with qualities of cherries, brown malts, cherry cider, faint vinegar, apple cider, fruity esters, and a faint nuttiness in the finish. I used to think this beer was so vinegar-like, but now I really dig it. Crazy how tastes change.
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luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as Monk’s Flemish Red in Seattle. Dark brown, lots of sweet and sour apple. Cidery body. Musty alcohol note. Mild, odd flavors, not great.
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
11oz on draft. Pours a rich dark brown with a hint of red. Nose is light raisin candy malt. Taste is plenty of raisin and candy with a lovely tang of sourness in the tail
revolution2718 (333) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown red with soapy head. Nose is slightly tart, apricot, cherry. Taste is very fruity, apricot, cherry, mild tartness. Very bubbly and effervescent, light body. Very easy drinking light tasty sour, if a bit basic.
woodychevy (589) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park. Solid sour if not outstanding. Pours an appealing, transparent reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Not quite as sour as I was hoping for- somewhat malty and caramel notes upfront. Nice tart cherry and vinegar notes towards the middle/ end. Bit of funk and yeast and possibly maple happening too. Light to medium bodied. Sufficiently complex. Medium finish. More approachable (ie less sour/ tart) than expected. A must try in the world of sour beers.