mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Monk’s Cafe-Flemish Sour Ale: Pours bright rusty red w/thin cream colored head. Enticing aroma of candied cherries and Vinegar. Thin and fizzy on the tongue. Candy apple, sourness and acid play nicely together. Simple but Profound.
tristanlaugher (117) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amberm frothy head. Limey... very limey taste. unique brew. Draft from the bar
Florya (1449) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: bottle Appearance: mahogny with a medium off-white head. Aroma: red berries, stone fruits, citrus peel. Palate: medium body, average to high carbonation.
bigguns22 (759) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is mahogany in color with a small cream colored head. Aroma is malty and a little sour. A great sour that still has a nice malt base.
beezydrunkit (7) - - APR 26, 2016 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with tan/off white head. Aroma was somewhat uninspiring. Not too much going on. Very light, subtle malt notes of bread and hay and not much else. Drinks like a standard red ale with a bit more carbonation and a slight tartness with some fruity notes showing up. Maybe a little jammy raspberry, strawberry, and possibly plums. Very, very mild. Overall it’s just kind of boring although I get what they’re trying to do. It’s a good stepping stone into the world of sours for the noobs.
fuzzcro (179) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
By far the best sour I’ve experienced as of yet. I am trying to spread my wings and try different brews...this one was recommended. I am hoping to be a bit more tolerant of sours as the weather warms. This one is actually quite pleasant and refreshing.
Trolleo (1156) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown to red color, off-white head. Sweet and sour taste and aroma. Lively carbonation, thin body. Maybe closer to lambic? //bottle as Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale at Svijet Piva
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with a slightly brown head. Aroma of fruit, wine-like. Flavor is of fruit, apple, strawberry, mostly cherry and grape. It’s good. Tart finish but well balanced. I like it.
nathanvc (182) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a red hue and a very slight off-white head. The aroma contains apple, vinegar, basement aromas and barnyard, even some cherries. It tastes medium sweet to heavy sour. The body is medium to light but the nice carbonation makes up for it. Interesting beer.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark Brown With Red Color, Huge Tiny Bubble Head that lasts and leaves Edges of Glass Fully Covered in Tiny Bubble Film. Lots Of Floaters. Lightly Sour Aroma. Acidic Sour with No Sign Of Sweetness. My First Sour Ale, so might Be OK for What it is Although It is Not My Style.
BucannonXC5 (1331) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip glass
From: Junk House in San Diego, Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 8, 2016
Consumed: Jan. 8, 2016
Poured a dark reddish auburn color with 1-to-2 fingers of dark khaki-white, frothy head when I got it. Excellent, foamy layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top of the glass. (Sight - 4.25)
Smelled dark fruits - raspberry, red apple, strawberry and pomegranite - along with raspberry sorbet, sour lactose notes and some rosy vinegar. (Smell - 4.25)
Tasted similar to the nose, getting dark boozy raspberry, raspberry sorbet, dark apple, pomegranate, light blueberry, plum, purple grapes, rosy vinegar and sour milky lactose. (Taste - 4.00)
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.00)
This was a very good beer. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to have it. (Overall - 4.00)
4.08 91 A-