WisconsinBeer (699) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Monk’s Cafe bottle. Pours a deep orangish red. Minimal head. Flavor is mildly tart, jolly ranchers, just a hint of funk. Light bodied and slightly fizzy. This is a smooth easy sipper. Fisher-Price, my first sour.
EvanFriend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Valhalla under the Monk’s Cafe name. First taste was vinegar, didn’t like it. The more sips I take, the more I get sour cherries and the better it is.
gschrade (424) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this at Global Brew. Called "Monks Cafe". Pours reddish-brown with a tan head. Taste sour, tart, cherry. I thought this was very good. I would definitely drink this again.
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kaser (2014) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crazy dark pour from bottle at saloon. Cherry and tart. Not overpowering. Can't get used to the sours but trying
blackisle (423) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque redbrown color, creamy tan head, vanishes gradually, leaves patches lacing; light fruity nose, sour cherry, citrus; medium sweet taste with sour undertones; medium body, smooth mouthfeel, lively carbonation; mild and fresh dry finish with slight sweetness.
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 (71) - - 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 (14) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
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 (393) - 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.