Schwarzbart (72) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice size tan, rocky head. Color is reddish brown and a little cloudy. Good head retention and big patches of frothy lace. Tart smell of cherries, sour like apple cider vinegar, highlights of brown sugar and a faint wet dog quality. It has a light body and somewhat tart, but finishes dry. Tastes sweet, sour and quite tart with qualities of cherries, brown malts, cherry cider, faint vinegar, apple cider, fruity esters, and a faint nuttiness in the finish. I used to think this beer was so vinegar-like, but now I really dig it. Crazy how tastes change.
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luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as Monk’s Flemish Red in Seattle. Dark brown, lots of sweet and sour apple. Cidery body. Musty alcohol note. Mild, odd flavors, not great.
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
11oz on draft. Pours a rich dark brown with a hint of red. Nose is light raisin candy malt. Taste is plenty of raisin and candy with a lovely tang of sourness in the tail
revolution2718 (367) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown red with soapy head. Nose is slightly tart, apricot, cherry. Taste is very fruity, apricot, cherry, mild tartness. Very bubbly and effervescent, light body. Very easy drinking light tasty sour, if a bit basic.
woodychevy (693) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park. Solid sour if not outstanding. Pours an appealing, transparent reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Not quite as sour as I was hoping for- somewhat malty and caramel notes upfront. Nice tart cherry and vinegar notes towards the middle/ end. Bit of funk and yeast and possibly maple happening too. Light to medium bodied. Sufficiently complex. Medium finish. More approachable (ie less sour/ tart) than expected. A must try in the world of sour beers.
estover (75) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tart with dark cherry, light on the vinegar. Not sure of the age on this and whether it has anything to do with it but I get a lot of sour grape with this bottle.
ElManana (1296) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Gents Bierfestival. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of dark red fruit, sour, acid, vinegar. Taste is dark berries, sour. Very fruity.
KeefOz (1214) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BB 20/03/17. Poured a semi-opaque red-brown colour with a three-finger light tan head that was very foamy (like big bubbles of suds) and retained for ages. Laced OK. Carbonation medium and fine. Aroma bit earthy with sour fruit and a hint of what smelt like vinegar. Taste medium sour, sour unripened fruits (eg green apple), and a bit of vinegar. Light body. Smooth, a bit sweet and sour, with a lingering slightly tarty sour finish. Quite different and quite nice.
radagast83 (6083) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Consumed as "Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Red Ale" - a pretty good entry/affordable sour beer. Aroma was immediate balasmic notes, with some light tart cherries. Poured a red-brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma was tart notes with sour cherry skins, and some balsamic notes.
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) clear reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of sour fruit, bubble gum; flavour starts medium sour and develops into long, light sour and bitter finish