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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1388   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!

aubreya's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2008
The color was medium amber. The head was thin, creamy, and white. The aroma was sweet, fruity, vanilla, spicy, and musty. The flavor was musty, tart, vermouth, and spicy. The palate was medium-bodied. The finish was tart and spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (366) - 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 (4951) - 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 (2459) - 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 (1600) - 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 (1311) - 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 (1243) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Deadpool37 (68) - - JUN 13, 2016
Pours a dark reddish brown aroma is light sour flavors are sweet fruit with sour mixed in

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Smells of tart apple. Pours a deep, almost black, brown. Taste is sour with a hint of sweetness followed by anunpleasantly bitter finish. In taste and aroma this ale lacks in the complexities found in other sour ales. The body is light. The carbonation is average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tristanlaugher (151) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Deep amber frothy head. Limey... very limey taste. unique brew. Draft from the bar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (1621) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: mahogny with a medium off-white head. Aroma: red berries, stone fruits, citrus peel. Palate: medium body, average to high carbonation.

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