mrhopsbeertalk (144) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 The aroma is very sour and lactic with strong notes of cherry and more subtle hints of orange. The flavor is complex, at first a of bit creamy malts on the palate followed by a big tart lactic rush. Cherry features in a softer sour finish.
RussianDragon (490) - - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle. Thanks Haley! Pours a light brown in color, small head with moderate lacing. Aroma is funky yeast, sweet dark malts. Flavor is refreshing and tasty. I always prefer sour over sweet. The beer definitely has a sweet component, and finishes that way. Mouthfeel is moderately low carbonation, nice feel, sweet/sour finish (mostly sweet).
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Tap House Grill, Seattle under the alias ’Monks cafe flemish sour ale’. A lightly sour ale with notes of immature frutes, apples and berries. A bit too simple for a sour.
Stuedmaster (225) - Vista, California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle, named "Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale". Nice appearance, dark ruby red with a one finger beige head that lasts and leaves slight lacing. Aroma is vinous and tart, somewhat vinegary, with sour cherry notes. Medium sour (tart), light sweet, very dry and woody (oak) flavor. It seems a bit one dimensional and acidic but if you’re in the right mood it is very nice. A good summer brew, very unique and refreshing.
Ed5388 (2144) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Maloney’s in Matawan (Monks Cafe Flemish Sour). Pours a cloudy amber/brown color with a finger of foamy beige head. Aroma of spice, oak, sour funk, and caramel malt. Taste is mildly sour, with notes of spices, oak, caramel, light fruit, and older citrus.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of cherry tartness and oranges with some sour notes and no hop aroma. The parents as deep Amber with Ruby highlights. Slightly cloudy and chunked should be clear for style bubbly large head with average retention. Flavor is cherries and wine like with some tartness and sour notes and very light malt character. There is a prominent sweetness where style dictates sweetness is in the background. Mouth feel is highly carbonated which is not to style and a medium to medium light mouth feel. That has a sweet wine like finish.
78samh (151) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle poured a dark brown. Smell of tart cherries and funky yeast. Taste is sour cherries, raisins and oak. There is a slight acidic funk in the aftertaste that i don’t like. Ok sour.
zgaier (1413) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a unfiltered muddy brown with a beige head and fruity aroma. Taste is sweet fruity, cherries come through with caramel and wood lead to a bittersweet light acidic finish.
jjgmd (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber red, deep purple with no head. Nose is fruity and sweet. Taste is very fruity, with more cherry sweetness than tartness. Finish is fruity and sweet as well . Nothing special. Quaff Score 6 / 10
HIGHB4LL (594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014 On tap at Choice City two months ago. Appearance: filmy white head, brown amber color, cloudy, Aroma: balsamic vinegar, light roasted malt, light molasses. Palate: light body, lightly dry, average carbonation. Taste: sweet malt and fruit to medium sour and tartness. Overall, refreshing, great sweet to sour balance, unique.