jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia. Arrived in a small glass, red/cherry appearance with no head. Aroma of tart fruits, with a sour flavor, with a hint of the aforementioned cherries and maybe even some dates...? Interesting, didn’t mind this one in the least!
Frozer (194) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark. Slight tint of red when held up. Sour cherry candy like aroma. Nice sour bite followed. Refreshing overall.
migwell (102) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker than expected sour. Refreshing is the key word here and this certainly is. On the other hand it tastes like a sourish, carbonated glass of fruit juice rather than a beer or ale. Sour cherries? In any event, this end of the beer spectrum is not one I want to explore any further, except perhaps for an occasional cold one on a hot summer day, which, as it happens, is currently the case.
Dorkenstein (90) - - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vinegar and tart cherries/raspberries in the aroma. Taste is sour raspberries and some sweet malts. some vinegar on the middle and back of the tongue.
ericLep (3) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Found this beer randomly in Royal Oak, MI. Very good smell and my first foray into sour ales. Very good taste and awesome flavors.
libertine (283) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a deep red/orange amber with a big foamy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is bread and tart red raspberries. Flavor is tart red raspberries and cherries. Light medium bodied with a crisp tart finish. This is really good.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(draught) clear deep ruby-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of melted butter and hazelnuts, rather metallic and phenolic, with a touch of vinegar, some powdered sugar and acetone. flavour is mostly hazelnuts and roasted malts, with big notes of tart lemon juice, red grapes and yeast slurry. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Jeffsayyes (45) - - APR 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
got on a trip to Philly at THE beer store. Almost thick syrupy tasting but not really. Afterthroat is a bit syrupy, but I love the initial taste and the fuzz. Def dig it.
Savage_Night (86) - California, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber red with a nice tan head. Head retention is good. Sweet sour, fruity, berry, oak , citrus and malty aroma. Flavors of sweet sour fruit, raspberries/strawberries, slight oak, plum, light pepper, malty and citrus with a nice crisp finish. Definitely a great tasting BA Ale. Looking forward to trying the rest of the Monks Cafe line up.
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle labeled as Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Red Ale. Poured a slightly unfiltered reddish-brown with a foamy beige head. Sweet taste of tart cherries, sour, candy, and vinegar. Average carbonation, medium body.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating...monks cafe label. Brown-red. Sweet malts, cherry, hat, vinegar. More sweet than overpowering sour. Not the best from a usually tasty style.