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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1395   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!

Bier brauen's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Very good. Especially @ $3..00 a glass. Sour with a sweet finish. Dark cherry color. Dark and ripe fruits taste. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8080) - ITALY - OCT 18, 2016
bottle bb 21/10/18 scura schiuma media cantina leggero maltato caramello filo tostutare lattico vinoso leggero acidulo contrastato dalla nota dolce

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours a deep reddish brown with a thin off white head. Nice tart, sour, fruity aroma. Crisp clean slightly tart taste. Flavors aren’t too bold but still pretty good. Smooth finish. Refreshing and enjoyable but not the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2016
An aroma of plums and fruit. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan well laced head. Taste of plums with a hint of tartness, medium body with a sour fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Red wine, green apple, lacto, with a dry pear finish. Adjunct: Pepper, yeast, pear, over ripe apple, and lacto; deep reddish brown with a creamy off white head; tart, dry, somewhat chalky

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (191) - - 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 (1425) - 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 (1564) - 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 (420) - 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.

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