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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: 1250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (137) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle. Micro bubbles, tan leather head, thick, fades quickly. Deep brown body, amber hue. Tart cherries, metallic, tannins, light lactic sour. Cherry coca-cola, syrupy feel coats the palate. Lively CO2. Rich, chewy caramel notes, lingers of a tootsie roll candy. Green apples as is warms. Mild sourness up front, unique ’flatness’ hits like a flat soda pop. Chewy and puckering mouth feel. Highly enjoy. Will drink again.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (165) - Belmont, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Not much retention and zero lacing. Nice aroma and looks nice. I can't really describe the taste, but it has a nice sour taste and finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2013
11.2 oz bottle: Appearance is a dark brown with amazing creamy, static, tan head. Aroma has notes of sourness. Taste is only mildly sour, fair amount of maltiness, not much depth, but good nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (243) - - SEP 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013 Love the aroma - sweet citrus. Head sticks like none I’ve seen before - it actually got a couple inches above the glass rim and didn’t spill down the side. First sip makes your jaw tingle due to the sour, but after that it’s tremendous. Looks like I’m a big fan of sour ales. Postscript - it got worse after a while. Share one with a buddy and you’ll love it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with a thin brown head. Aroma is wood and berries- sweet. Flavor is sweet and acidic. Barely sour. Vinegar finish. Disappointed...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Brown, not really red color. Clear, with a medium bubbly persistent head. Aroma is more malty than sour, not really that appetizing. Taste is fine, pretty mild. Palate is kinda boring, not as spunky as other red ales, more sweet than sour. Meh, it’s not bad but I’d skip it if there are other "sour reds" around.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (6416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Hotel Room, Courtyard Oyster Point, San Francisco, CA
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cooked vegastable and some tart. Taste is medium sweet and light sour. Taste is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle as Monk’s Cafe Flemish sour ale. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of corn and cabbage, some caramel , sour berries and spices. Flavor is sweet and spicy with some caramel and cooked vegetables.Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niday2288 (115) - - AUG 3, 2013
Pour is dark brown with a thin white head that disappeared quickly. Nose is peculiar. Has some hops and malt but the overwhelming nose is sour cherry. Flavor is very similar. Has sour cherry and blueberry notes. The sour is certainly there. This is very light and refreshing. Quite good. Light body for a darker beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Claves77 (151) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Medium sour smell. Dark cherry color. Crisp taste and finish, more carbonated than others. Good, but mid pack among sours.


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