GSH1976 (227) - Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I usually drink IPAs and DIPAs but asked one of the workers to suggest something new and this was it. This may be the first sour ale I have had. Labeled Monk’s Cafe Flemmish Ale I poured it into a snifter and it is a dark ruby color with about a half inch of head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is interesting and I would best describe it as sour cherry with a little yeast. Taste is a tart fruitiness with a little malt. Body is light and the finish is a little dry. This beer is very easy to drink and refreshing. I am going to try more of this style in the future.
SpongeRuiner (947) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light light stuff. A cherry Apple aroma. A foamy small tart taste. Slight medicinal flavor. It’s ok.
Thompson (461) - - SEP 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ joes... medium/small off white head... smell not much is sweet/sour... taste same... boring beer...
Benzai (10632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Clear dark rusty orange color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste rotting fruits, old cheese, sweaty feet. Utter crap if you ask me. OK mist admit, taste is doable but I don’t like it.
DutchDrebus (4832) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ joes. Brown colour with a small to medium sized beige head. Smells sour, malty, slightly dusty. Tastes sourish, red fruits, berries. Medium body, soft carbo.
BillHick420 (444) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark red/caramel. Large white, soft, pillowy head with a lot of lacing. Nose of strawberries, tart berries. Immediate mild, sour cherries. Medium body, slight sweet finish. Decent brew.
Hopstinopolis (16) - - AUG 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight malt aroma. Reddish Amber with pillowy foam that quickly dissipates, slight lacing. Winey, slight acetic acid, soy sauce, raisins, oxidized malt, trace oak. Mild sourness, a little thin in the body.
lbianchi66 (123) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe brune couleur chocolat. Peu de mousse.
Très fruitée, saveurs de cidre et de poiret.
Aigreur marquée, sèche en bouche mais équilibrée par le fruité.
Une très bonne bière.
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with medium beige head. The beer has an intensive chocolate, tart and red fruits aroma. The taste is sweet chocolate with raisins and medium sour like cherries. Great balance makes it easy to drink. Quite sweet though but it’s actually closer to Duchesse de Bourgogne then to American sours. It’s a perfect example of this style.
dlovell2 (1274) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2015 On tap at Monk’s Café in Philadelphia. It was really dark in the bar so I held beer up to light and as far as I could tell it is a reddish brown. Aroma is fruity tart with funk and horse blanket. Flavor is fruity tartness of cherries and finishes with yeast and funk. Really refreshing after a long day of walking around Philadelphia.
Nsanders (766) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caged and corked 750 mL. Red brown with a big foamy khaki head. Tart cherries, dust and light woodiness. Taste opens with a initial granulated sugar sweetness and has a tart cherry finish. Medium body with a clingy acidic feel.