Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
4.05/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – The beer served a reddish brown color with a nice clarity. Upon swerving there is a thick white head floating atop the brew. The head sticks around for quite some time eventually fading to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweet and tart with lots of dark cherry and plum with souring notes of an apple cider vinegar and some lactic acid bacterial funk smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet dark cherry and a little bit of sour grape and sour cherry. As the flavor advances it gets more and more sour and tart in nature, but maintains, all the while, a good level of sweetness. Apple cider vinegar and some funky yeast flavors accompany the souring and tart flavors at the end leaving a pleasant sweet and tart flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is one thinner and crisper side with tons of tiny carbonation bubbles. The prickly carbonation and thinner body are great for the sweet, sour and tart fruit flavors of the brew and help keep the tart from becoming too overpowering.
Overall – This is a great sour. It isn’t too heavy in any one component – not too sweet, sour, or tart, but the right blend of the three for a very enjoyably drinkable brew.
Serving type: on-tap
03-18-2013 00:38:07 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep red, clear and effervescent. What cap that settles into persistent skiff.
Aroma is horsey sour. Crisp.
Taste: cherry tart with nice lactic sweetness.
Mouth: Dry with tart tingle on back of tongue.
Overall: delicious sour ale that is very refreshing and balanced.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 03:03:11 | More by MrBoz21
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,224 ratings.