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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
330ml bottle, as Monk’s Café. Pours a slightly cloudy, deep brown, with a beige head. Spicy, oaky aroma, slightly sour, malt,caramel, red berries, vanilla, light funk. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Spicy taste, quite sour, oak, caramel, berries, citrus. I expected it to be a bit more complex. It ends on a very bitter, tart note. (2014-04-16)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Nice variety of fruit scents on nose. Not crazy sour as it is balanced out by some dark fruit sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1329) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cola red-brown color. Not a ton of head but a little. Aroma is earthy but with a red wine grape. The flavor is sour dubbel stuff; more red wine grape. I love the way it sits on the tongue for a while after. Hint of cherry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours a deep reddish brown with a foamy light brown head. Was not expecting that at all. Aroma is red wine, earthy, cherry, sour fruits. I’m not very experienced with sours so it’s hard to put to words exactly what I’m smelling. Taste is sour cherries, granny smith apples, and slight malt on the back end. Different, but I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2275) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
The appearance is a dark brown colored body with a thick two fingered white foamy head that dies at a moderate pace and leaves a big foamy thick lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell is sour and tart and somewhat sweet cherries, maybe some apples that seem slightly spiced. The taste is sweet, sour and tart that seems to be all at the same time; sweet sour sticky apple cherry aftertaste, the finish is somewhat quick and sticky. The palate sits about a medium and really doesn’t show much sessionability to it as well as it shows some decent sipping aspects to it. Carbonation is very subdued - I like it. Overall, to me, I say this is a good Flanders Oud Bruin that I think I could have again. I did have one the other day with some sloppy joes and thought that was excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LexIcon76 (1) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
Nice, sour, slightly smokey. Very pleasant. It is a definite new favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Well hey, love sour beers, because they are sour. This one has little of that character. Came highly regarded, and is tasty, just not what I was looking for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3649) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours orange to red with a huge beige head, aroma of wheat beer, plum syrup, sweetness, flavor of fruit, plums low acidity, medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at Toronado. (sold as Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour) Dark red with a small head. Quite sour with vinegar, spices, red berries and some oak. The finish was sour and fairly dry. A descent one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (868) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Aroma: Sour apple, amber malts, tart red wine, sugary port. Appearance: Cloudy crimson with a finger and a half head. Taste: Tart molasses, amber malts, sugar, sour pear. grape, and apple cider. Overall: very well blended, sour overtones and brown sugar finish.

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