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


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RATINGS: 1399   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TH28 (395) - - NOV 8, 2013
Appearance is deep briwn, almost black, with a creamy foam cap. Aroma is minimal, with the lactic notes showing up more than anything else. Taste starts with a sweet, slightly molasses flavor and gives way to a distinct but balanced tartness. Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of carbonation. Finish is well balanced, with a slightly lingering tartness that balances the sweetness of the malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (601) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stultus (114) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3697) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8336) - 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 (807) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1733) - 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 (1857) - 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 (250) - - 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 (1484) - 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.

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