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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1050) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Light light stuff. A cherry Apple aroma. A foamy small tart taste. Slight medicinal flavor. It’s ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thompson (561) - - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle @ joes... medium/small off white head... smell not much is sweet/sour... taste same... boring beer...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Benzai (11852) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Clear dark rusty orange color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste rotting fruits, old cheese, sweaty feet. Utter crap if you ask me. OK mist admit, taste is doable but I don’t like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle @ joes. Brown colour with a small to medium sized beige head. Smells sour, malty, slightly dusty. Tastes sourish, red fruits, berries. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillHick420 (452) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours dark red/caramel. Large white, soft, pillowy head with a lot of lacing. Nose of strawberries, tart berries. Immediate mild, sour cherries. Medium body, slight sweet finish. Decent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopstinopolis (26) - - AUG 23, 2015
Slight malt aroma. Reddish Amber with pillowy foam that quickly dissipates, slight lacing. Winey, slight acetic acid, soy sauce, raisins, oxidized malt, trace oak. Mild sourness, a little thin in the body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (221) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Robe brune couleur chocolat. Peu de mousse. Très fruitée, saveurs de cidre et de poiret. Aigreur marquée, sèche en bouche mais équilibrée par le fruité. Une très bonne bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige head. The beer has an intensive chocolate, tart and red fruits aroma. The taste is sweet chocolate with raisins and medium sour like cherries. Great balance makes it easy to drink. Quite sweet though but it’s actually closer to Duchesse de Bourgogne then to American sours. It’s a perfect example of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1477) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2015 On tap at Monk’s Café in Philadelphia. It was really dark in the bar so I held beer up to light and as far as I could tell it is a reddish brown. Aroma is fruity tart with funk and horse blanket. Flavor is fruity tartness of cherries and finishes with yeast and funk. Really refreshing after a long day of walking around Philadelphia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (888) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Caged and corked 750 mL. Red brown with a big foamy khaki head. Tart cherries, dust and light woodiness. Taste opens with a initial granulated sugar sweetness and has a tart cherry finish. Medium body with a clingy acidic feel.

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