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


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RATINGS: 1253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5386) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1183) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Nice reddish color, has a good sweet taste with some fruit, maybe apple, smooth and refreshing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2013
2003 Vintage – BBF 09/01/2006. 25 cl. bottle @ Kulminator. Pours completely flat copper pomegranate. Heavily oxidised nose, lightly metallic, touch pomegranate, light tart and malts but very oxidation rules the game. Taste is too far gone, metallic, oxidized, iron, watery, light malt, watery cherry, hint cardboard wine, very light wine and vinegar. Watery and oxidized. Didn’t survive the aging, not sure how it is young but this was not particularly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2004) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Nimrod’s place. Very dark brown, almost coke-like and headless. Wort, malt, date honey and a little sour aroma, tastes mildly sour and a little like cheap, sweet red wine, Light body, no carbonation a little sourish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2439) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2013
2003 vintage at kulminator. pours dark, no foam. nice smell ! some restsugar, some sourness in it . typical FOB taste. not that special but i do like the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Imported 11.2 oz bottle, labeled as Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale, pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Sharp sour aroma (vinegar, soy sauce). Taste is sweet (brown sugar) and tart, but surprisingly smooth, with light lingering sourness on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1100) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Poured two fingers of head on a clear, red colored body. The aroma is sour... fairly strong and one sided and still nice. The taste is only mildly sour with a dull sweetness middle to end. Rounds it out well. The texture is nice: fizzy and soft. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Deep amber color, not much head. Thick and syrupy with a lot of cherry and a smattering of vinegar and worcestershire sauce.

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