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

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RATINGS: 1402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11612) - Sborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 Bottled as Monks Caf Flemish Sour Ale. Murky brown coloured with a red gleam. Light brown dense head. Sourish berries and light earthy aroma.. Light sweetness. Tarty and grapish flavour. A quite retained sweetness is there and some vague notes of berries. Medium bodied. Sourish and grapish end. Quite refreshing and cleansing. Quite good and easy to drink Flemish Sour. Thanks to Bierknig for sharing.
Earlier Rating: 7/26/2003 Total Score: 3.5
Draught: Dark amber coloured. Brownish lasting head. Vague sourness and fruit sweetness in the aroma. Cherry and vinegar in the flavour in the aroma and flavour. Vague saur and fruity flavour. Light watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Pours unclear amber brownish with a thin tan head. Nice characteristic flemish sour nose - vinegar, wood, berry. Sour flavor as well with a nice dryness from the wood. Sharp and tart though pretty mild. A very decent try on a flemish sour ale, not up their among the biggest, but refreshing and well-made.
Earlier Rating: 8/13/2004 Total Score: 3.5
Pours a tall and frothy light brown head on a muddy brown body. Mild sour and dark fruity aroma with spicy, earthly and cheesy tones. Flavor is sour, woody and somewhat fusty. Raisins and malt also. Interesting, but tastes a little old. Still nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Poured a medium sized ivory fizzy head, poor lacing, carbonation, transparent, and a ruby hue. Nose was sour, tart, sweet, and cherries. Ditto for the flavor. Mouthfeel was smooth. Light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Brownish mahogony colored puor w/ a small bubbled tan head good lacing Aroma is a tart to sour feel w/ a hint of berries for the sweetness Pal is very light Flavor is so light not much of a flemish sour at all.. tiny lightly sweet hints of tart berries. a pretty boring flemish sour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Clear copper. Thin light tan head. Sour aroma! Light fruit and vinegar with some brown sugar added. A little sweet and adjuncty perhaps. Flavor is thin and dry. Its got some vinegar, and perhaps some oaky fruit. But otherwise the flavor is a bit bland.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a lightly hazy rusty brown body with a lasting off-white head. The aroma is tart cherries, balsamic vinegar, light old oak. Nice tart cherries, balsamic vinegar, and light tart oak. Nice feeling and sufficiently tart.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2006
12oz - Aroma of red wine vinegar, cherry, and a touch of yeast. Pours hazy red/brown with small head and good lacing. Flavor is surprisingly mild. Sour cherry, vinegar, and some watered down red wine. Palate is not very tart and actually a little sweet. Not what I expect from a Flemish sour. Overall not bad, but noting special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baresi (16) - Kungsbacka, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2006
The taste is a little simular to Duchess de Bourgogne and Bourgogne des Flanders and serve it to herring is a success! Its a little sour and fruity and you can also find a slight hint of sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Well, had this on tap at Barley Johns. Sour caramel and dark vinegar onnthe nose,sounds strange but it was very nice. It died off a bit taste wise but the vingar was still there which really took over the taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 Bottle. Quite pleasant, all be it, quite mild flemish sour. Nice irony qualities, with some balsamic vinegar, cherries and blood. A little dissapointing in terms of the mouthfeel. It never really yakes off, and doesnt have the juicy acidity of some of the better examples


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