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style
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
A deeply brownish red pours from the glass where it collects as a deep brown that when held to light, shows as a powerfully deep red coloring. A light beige head weighs in at a finger and a half. It leaves exquisite lacing. The color is a beautifully deep red, really... Slight lacto on the tip of the nose but I find a strong Belgian dark note dominating here. Figs, raisins and a slight alcohol scent really make up the center here. Theyre joined by a slightly burnt caramel. Slight oak here too. Very, very lightly sour on the tip of the tongue but quickly dominated from the palate by Figs and Slightly burnt caramel dominate the taste profile here along with a very faint oak lingering in the background. Overall, not that impressive or complex of a brew.. Crisply bubbling in the mouth and the blush wine like thickness is carried along very well by the bubbles. Overall, Im not that impressed. A decent tasting Oud Bruin but the sour component that Ive come to know and love just wasnt there. Dont get me wrong, a slight tartness stands up front but its just not got any pop. The Belgian characteristic here is decent though. An overall decent beer but not worth the price I paid. ~$3.50 a bottle.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abdiorio (33) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Opaque red color. Pour has a 1" head but fizzles down quickly. Smells like cherries and tastes like a sour cherry too. Malty and delicious!!! Light after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (880) - ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2016
Clear ruby red with a tan head. Aroma of red fruit, wine, cherries and tartness. Taste is tart, woody, tannic, with high carbonation. Good, but not as good as it could be. The tannins kinda overwhelm the taste, leaving an almost unpleasant feeling.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (169) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Deep amber with ruby highlights. Thin head. Dried cherry and spice and not too sour. Great flavor and enjoyable..

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (622) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Hazy dark brown with a foamy cream colored head. Sour, wild yeast aroma. Tart, sharp, fruity bite, tart...tart. Not bad, but I dont love it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stultus (132) - ESTONIA - NOV 23, 2016
Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma sweetish malty wit a bit of acid. Taste is acidic sour, berries, raisins, sweetish-sour dry finish. Light+ body and medium carbonation. Refreshing!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fishsticks (3) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016 does not count
Monks Cafe Flemish Sour Ale. A simple, but good sour. Aroma and taste is not as intense as others within the category. Nevertheless pleasant.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3747) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2016
This was the Monks Cafe Flemish Sour ale and routed me here. Poured a slightly unfiltered reddish-brown with a foamy beige head. Sweet taste of tart cherries, sour, candy, and vinegar. Average carbonation, medium body. Thanks for the trade Bob.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8502) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (838) - 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 arent too bold but still pretty good. Smooth finish. Refreshing and enjoyable but not the best Ive had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1781) - 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.


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