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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1388   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle shared at the Get Kermis to 8k tasting. Pours dark brown with a big thick tan head. Aroma of cardboard, vinegar, dull malt, caramel and tart dark fruits. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (2931) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
Dyp brun noe tåkete med lavt lys brunt skum. Lukter solbær, kursebær, svisker og noe animalsk lukt. Smaker syrlig surt, kirsebær og solbær, lett bitterhet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (840) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours a reddish brown from a bottle, tan head with lots of lacing. Aroma of grapes, sour apple, a bit of barnyard. Flavor is big on grapes, some brett, then with a flash of toasted bread towards the end. Somewhat sour, not heavy not light. Somewhat thin, which didn’t seem to go well, the beer seemed to want to be heavier than it was. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (2051) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 21, 2015
Draft 0.33l at the Mosquito Coast bar Gent Belgium.07.08.2015.As name Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale.Pour it dark red color with small white head.Aroma tart liquorice. Taste quite flat and watery, blueberry juice feel, pinch of cherry, sour also in a trace.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass this beer is a dark reddish amber with a yhick tan head. The aroma is big on grapes with a nice tart flavir, very smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1107) - 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 (587) - - 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 (12763) - 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 (5507) - 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 (456) - 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.

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