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

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RATINGS: 1385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (2033) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1234) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1103) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Light light stuff. A cherry Apple aroma. A foamy small tart taste. Slight medicinal flavor. It’s ok.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thompson (580) - - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle @ joes... medium/small off white head... smell not much is sweet/sour... taste same... boring beer...

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Benzai (12596) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (5503) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopstinopolis (29) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (294) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1955) - 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.


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