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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1390   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (453) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Drank the Monk’s café Flemish Sour Ale. APPEARANCE - exceptionally red, great light beige head. NOSE - slightly sweet, not much sour scents. There?s a different scent in this that I can?t identify. FLAVOR - sweet with very light sour hint at the end. NOTES - not your typical sour. Excellent balance with the malt, and a very unique treatment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacchus66 (60) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2015
From a 330ml. Pours reddish-brown with a frothy head. Yeast, cherries, raspberries on the nose and in the glass. Sour cherry and wine-like flavors. This is a delicious, refreshing beer, if a little on the light side of sour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anderson01 (321) - Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Very dark red in color. Thick, bubbly head with outstanding lacing. Has a mix between fruity and floral aroma. There is some citrusy aromas also. It taste like sweet unripened raspberries. Medium carbonation with a smooth finish. Is this what a sour is suppose to taste like. It reminds me of drinking lemon water. I likey lots. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Very dark. Slight tint of red when held up. Sour cherry candy like aroma. Nice sour bite followed. Refreshing overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
migwell (276) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Darker than expected sour. Refreshing is the key word here and this certainly is. On the other hand it tastes like a sourish, carbonated glass of fruit juice rather than a beer or ale. Sour cherries? In any event, this end of the beer spectrum is not one I want to explore any further, except perhaps for an occasional cold one on a hot summer day, which, as it happens, is currently the case.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (417) - - MAY 16, 2015
Vinegar and tart cherries/raspberries in the aroma. Taste is sour raspberries and some sweet malts. some vinegar on the middle and back of the tongue.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ericLep (10) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Found this beer randomly in Royal Oak, MI. Very good smell and my first foray into sour ales. Very good taste and awesome flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (394) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
pours a deep red/orange amber with a big foamy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is bread and tart red raspberries. Flavor is tart red raspberries and cherries. Light medium bodied with a crisp tart finish. This is really good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (5454) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
(draught) clear deep ruby-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of melted butter and hazelnuts, rather metallic and phenolic, with a touch of vinegar, some powdered sugar and acetone. flavour is mostly hazelnuts and roasted malts, with big notes of tart lemon juice, red grapes and yeast slurry. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jeffsayyes (51) - - APR 27, 2015
got on a trip to Philly at THE beer store. Almost thick syrupy tasting but not really. Afterthroat is a bit syrupy, but I love the initial taste and the fuzz. Def dig it.

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