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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!

fidemaster's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2013
It has a huge head. It had a light aroma. It is a basic tart taste with some malt. I found it very boring. Not a bad taste but really nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (141) - - SEP 23, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip glass. The appearance showcases a thin fizzy off white head. The color is a ruby brown similar to cola. The aroma opens up with cherry and cranberry some herbal notes to add. The flavor is starts with sweet cherry like notes with toast grain at the base. In rings the sour with cranberry/cherry tartness on the tongue with a hint of black pepper. Almost like a carbonated Pinot Noir rose. Very delicious sour to have with pork dishes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
For the book. Aroma is sweet, apples, raspberry, woody, not tart or sour. Appearance is red brown, light tan head, mostly clear. Taste is apples, raspberries, wood, slight tartness, mostly sweet though. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, woody aftertaste. Overall, meh. Another book failure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Chocolatey nose, red fruit taste (cherries, strawberries) with a medium sour component. Brownish red in color. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1536) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle @deTollyu, Tartu. Pours brown with small head. Aroma: chocolate, sour berries, acetone, bread. Taste: candy, bread, pear, weakly sour, weak chocolate. Medium body. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (407) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle share. Pours a clear reddish amber with bubbly tan head with some retention. Nose of dark fruit, a bit of funk; some caramel and a lot of dried fruit sweetness, a bit tart, a bit sour ("almost like eating a bowl of limes"). Very pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
I have had this as Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Red Ale and the Bios version...Pours a reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, yeast, and a touch of wood. Flavor is sour cherries, yeast, wood, and a couple of sweet tarts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Sour and reddish / brown in color. It could be much more sour, but I think it is good where it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1462) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
Sampled at THT June tasting. Dark ruby with a thin espresso head. Sour and sweet with notes of red wine and vinegar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1248) - USA - JUN 16, 2016
Dark reddish hue with a large off white head. Aroma is mildly sweet fruit with slight sour notes. Flavor is tart up front with a fruity sweetness underneath. Mildly cloying, but not bad.

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