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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1303   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 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 (3565) - 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 (4959) - 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 (859) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
A decent sour, but not necessarily my favorite. A bit more difficult to drink than some that I’ve had. It was, as described, sweet and sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jagad5 (72) - - FEB 10, 2014
Poured from an 11.7 oz. bottle into a porter glass. Very dark, almost black. The sour flavor reaches your nose before the smooth liquid reaches your tongue. An excellent example of a Belgian sour ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novice101 (308) - - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a very drank red color with a large off white head that persists on through. Smells of bit sour with some vinager undertones, taste is kinda apple sweet and then a bit bit of tart and sour, not like any other beer I have ever had. Very nice and enjoyable beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScipioA (326) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2014
This was a draft pour. Dark brown/purple, slightly hazy with very little head. Sour aroma, little hints of vinegar. It’s dominated by a fruity grape juice flavor, with lots of tanginess. Nice subdued mouthfeel, very easy drinking for a sour. Leaves a lingering bitterness. Overall really nice, easy to find sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1334) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
Rouge, apparence de vin, tout petit cercle de mousse, odeurs de raisins et de boisé. En bouche, les raisins encore, avec très peu de côté sûrette, qui ressort surtout au début, avant de laisser la place à des malts présentant des notes de fruits foncés. Une bière sûre pour débutants, très accessible et douce, mais qui demeure agréable et intéressante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4769) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle - Vinous, cherry and wood notes. Cloudy brown and beige big head. Sour cherry and some dark fruit notes. This soured brown is decent and well balanced, but there is something missing. Could be a bit more sour.

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