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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: 1397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.5
fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008

3.6
yespr (48087) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
25 cL bottle. Medium slow/fast gusher. Pours hazy brown with a light orange hue and a lacing tan head. Light woody acidic aroma with a mild caramel and brown suagr note. Acidic to citric sour taste first. Shows a mild caramel and sugarish note midways and in the far finish. Holds a solid sourness initially and before the finish. Not as smooth as the Duchesse but nicely more dry.

3.9
Ungstrup (38585) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
A hazy brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet yet quite acidic with notes of wood and berries. The flavor is sweet and very acidic with strong notes of wood combined with acidic berries, which lends it a bit of vinegar towards the end.
Earlier Rating: 6/7/2003 Total Score: 3.2
The aroma is sweet and a little sharp from wild fermentation. The color is deep red with a small fine fast disappearing head. The flavor is dominated by sharpness from the wild yeast but at the same time soft and very fresh. It is pretty much like Duchess du Bourgogne - but not quite as good. It is not sweet enough.

3.5
anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty funky aroma with weak yeasty hints. Fruity sweetish and slightly sour flavor. Has a fruity sour funky finish.

3.4
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 30, 2005
Bottled. Dark red colour, huge creamy creamy head. Strong applle/cherry aroma. Strong sour apple and cherry flavour with hints of sweetness. My first thought was "very krieklike".

3.5
Travlr (26202) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Deep ruby red. medium white head. Aroma of sour cherries and malt. Vinegar flavor. Sort of a ess complex version of Rodenbach, similar to their "Alexander" which is no longer brewed. Not much of a finish.

3.6
cgarvieuk (26077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
bottle at home ... deep brown ..thin tan head ... soft sweet yeasty malt nose ... soft fruits ... light balsamic ... sweet fruits ... light berry tartness ... fruity

4.1
omhper (25805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2002
Burgundy. Sourish, full bodied, complex and balsamic. An irresistable Flanders style red ale.

4
Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) I remember the first time i had this at "De Vagant", a jenever-place in Antwerpen. The bartender didn’t understand my order for a "Vlaamse Bourgogne", but a friendly regular helped to the more simple name "Bios". A red sour ale, close to the Rodenbachs although also rathe different. Vinous with a vinegary touch. And at the same time very fruity with lots of black currant in the nose. Excellent. 090594

2.8
Koelschtrinker (21815) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 22, 2011
Säuerlicher Antrunk mit leichten Kirschnoten, eindeutig gesüßt. Die Süße wird leider stärker, trockener Abgang mit angenehmer Kirschnote. Geringe Komplexität. 9/8/10/7/9/8


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