jboeke (2) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Labeled as Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale. Less sour in the bottle than from the tap. Mild sour, doughy nose. Copper color. Tan head. Light sweet and sour taste. Medium body. Lively carbonation.
TheJestersBeer (1932) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, as Monk’s Café.
Pours a slightly cloudy, deep brown, with a beige head.
Spicy, oaky aroma, slightly sour, malt,caramel, red berries, vanilla, light funk.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Spicy taste, quite sour, oak, caramel, berries, citrus.
I expected it to be a bit more complex. It ends on a very bitter, tart note. (2014-04-16)
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice variety of fruit scents on nose. Not crazy sour as it is balanced out by some dark fruit sweetness.
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cola red-brown color. Not a ton of head but a little. Aroma is earthy but with a red wine grape. The flavor is sour dubbel stuff; more red wine grape. I love the way it sits on the tongue for a while after. Hint of cherry.
dunn4040 (86) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a foamy light brown head. Was not expecting that at all. Aroma is red wine, earthy, cherry, sour fruits. I’m not very experienced with sours so it’s hard to put to words exactly what I’m smelling. Taste is sour cherries, granny smith apples, and slight malt on the back end. Different, but I like it.
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance is a dark brown colored body with a thick two fingered white foamy head that dies at a moderate pace and leaves a big foamy thick lacing gracing the sides of the glass.
The smell is sour and tart and somewhat sweet cherries, maybe some apples that seem slightly spiced.
The taste is sweet, sour and tart that seems to be all at the same time; sweet sour sticky apple cherry aftertaste, the finish is somewhat quick and sticky.
The palate sits about a medium and really doesn’t show much sessionability to it as well as it shows some decent sipping aspects to it. Carbonation is very subdued - I like it.
Overall, to me, I say this is a good Flanders Oud Bruin that I think I could have again. I did have one the other day with some sloppy joes and thought that was excellent.
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well hey, love sour beers, because they are sour. This one has little of that character. Came highly regarded, and is tasty, just not what I was looking for.
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours orange to red with a huge beige head, aroma of wheat beer, plum syrup, sweetness, flavor of fruit, plums low acidity, medium bodied
gyllenbock (4088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado. (sold as Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour)
Dark red with a small head. Quite sour with vinegar, spices, red berries and some oak. The finish was sour and fairly dry. A descent one.
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Sour apple, amber malts, tart red wine, sugary port. Appearance: Cloudy crimson with a finger and a half head. Taste: Tart molasses, amber malts, sugar, sour pear. grape, and apple cider. Overall: very well blended, sour overtones and brown sugar finish.
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent sour, but not necessarily my favorite. A bit more difficult to drink than some that I’ve had. It was, as described, sweet and sour.