RateBeer
overall
91
50
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Ertvelde, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


oflodarz's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oflodarz (48) - New York, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Pours a dark red color with a small beige head with minimal lance. Aroma is lightly tart, subtle red grape and cherry notes and brown sugar. Flavor slighlty tart, cherry and apples. The body is light with a dry mouth feel, sour , milky flavor are more obvious at the finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1786) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours almost opaque ruby into the glass, with a wonderfully retentive tan head that leaves thick lacing. The nose is of bing cherries and unripened stone fruits. Flavors of sour cherries, some funk, finishing with a curt sweet-n-sour note. Active carbonation and a medium-light body make this a great palate cleanser and quite refreshing. Nice wild sour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (616) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Hazy reddish brown pour with small layer of offwhite head. Lactic aroma, funcy and tart smelling: port-y and sour berries. Tart taste with more creaminess and some additional funk, sour cherry and raspberries. Nice and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (455) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear deep ruby with off white head. Nose is brown sugar and some belgian yeast. Taste is nice sourness and some belgian sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
11.2 oz bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart/sour cherry, red wine vinegar, some caramel sweetness, the nose was strong, the flavor faded somewhat toward the finish. Would make a nice intro sour.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (378) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Draft at monks cafe Philly. Deep dark red with tons of lacing. Aroma is sweet cream with a funk touch. The taste adds lactic tart notes and a slightly bitter finish, sweet candied sugar, and dark fruits as well. Very smooth but rich. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1631) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Half pint at PNP Charleston. Called Monks Cafe. Dark brown with small crimson highlights, and small/medium beige head. Aroma is fairly rich cherries, medium body, medium carbonation, and thin small bubble lacing. Taste is slightly tart cherry and dryer finish. Easy to drink and pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (503) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Shared 750ml to chalices. Pillowy white head. Tart and fruity. Moderate funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Dark ruby color, cherry and fall fruit aroma. Lactic taste, drew in dark fruit and sweet taste.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dougefreezy (43) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Whoa not very impressed. Tastes like half ale, half lambic with neither one of them standing out. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1325) - - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby with a big off white head. Aroma is cranberry juice, cherry and light musk. Taste adds chocolate and lactic notes and an earthy note on the finish. Soft and thin mouthfeel with little carb and relatively quick finish. Slightly odd but really enjoyable.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 128


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50