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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Also called Monks Caf 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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2007
brownish-red color, head is almond-colored. aroma is very musty with cherries. Flavor is somewhat tart with a great deal of cherries and mustiness. The finish is very metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1773) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 On tap at the Happy Gnome. Bronzy red pour produces aromas of hay, sour cherry and oak. Punchy sour flavor like sucking a fresh cranberry, at first. Hints of peat and dark grains. The fruit sourness never gives way to any vinegar taste but recedes slowly into a more bland icee-like sweetness. Disappointing, but certainly still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6668) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby colour with a tiny off-white head. Cider-like aroma with raspberries and red apples. Mdium bodied and smooth. Has a touch of sweetness in the flavour but most of all an overwhelming acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 Clear dark amber with a small, off-white head. The aroma is cherry, acetic and lactic acids and cobwebs. The flavor is cherry, caramel, decent acidity and a touch on the sweet side. Medium body with soft carbonation, dense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Sampled with Dennis Bell at Monks Cafe. On Draft. Ruby brone pour. Fruity aroma and tart cranberry taste. This was Just ok for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle of Monks Cafe courtesy of rudy. Cloudy, muddy brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma of buttery oak and white grapes. Lightly acidic, with some toasty malt notes. A thin and boring overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10454) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle: Reddish-amber coloured, stable foamy layer; moderate to stronger acidic nose: "oaky" vinegar, covering malt and fruitiness; moderate sweet-sour flavour; moderate sour, a bit fruity and cellary, a bit lambic-like finish. Pleasant, a bit sharp, nothing really great............

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
Tap at Boston Sunset Grill. Clear copper-red body with no head. Watery body with out of control yeast gives it a cherry flavoured bubble gum flavour. Some faint caramel here and there. The body just doesnt hold it together. Sourness intensity is on the light side for the style. No really, not much to say about it. I ordered it under the name Monks Flemish Sour Red not knowing it was the Bios Vlaamse under a different name. Im not found of the bottle and the tap is even worse. Subliminal message: VLAaMsE Bourgogne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Dank sour aroma, slightly vegetal. Flavor has a bit of gym lockerroom/sweaty socks in the finish that is a bit off-putting. In fact, the finish basically just tastes exactly like sweat. Same consistency, too. Still, with big sips you dont get that till late, and otherwise its a decent -- if not highly restrained -- flemish sour. Fantastic pour, though. Not worth $4.50 for a bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
On tap at Monks. Clear copper in color with a reddish medium head. Cherry sour fruity aroma. Tart cherry note. Very nice sweet and malty flavor. Tart. Very nice tasting. Medium bodied. Finish is sweet. Great beer. Very enjoyable.

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