Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by DougT:
3.91/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a lager glass on a (very) warm summers eve.
Dark red with copper tones. 2 finger tan head that dissipated quickly but left a thin layer of lace with bubbles clinging to the glass.
Smell is a little funky at first, but that drops after the head reduces. Then the smell of sour grapes and raspberries. Hard for my nose to cut through the sour, but there's something else in the mix. Maybe malt or yeast.
Taste is very pleasant. Sour, but not overpowering. Smooth and sweat with grapes, blueberries, and raisins. Not much if any hops. Taste is consistent through the finish.
Effervescent but a little thin in the mouthfeel. Most of the flavor and feel stay to the front and middle of the palate. But it is quite refreshing. Crisp.
I'm buying this again. It is a good beer for a warm summer night and would go just as well on a crisp fall evening.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 03:10:23 | More by DougT
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - had a darker body then I expected - deep red and brown tones, tall creamy head and decent lacing
M - light slightly creamy
N - sweet, sour, and candy-like. Not to in your face like other sours I like but the subtlety is nice on this one.
T - I picked up some apple flavors, cherries, and strawberries. Starts sweet and goes into an enjoyable tart taste followed by a smooth finish
O - I wasn't disappointed with this one. I think this is a nice introductory sour for someone who has never had the style. The nose and taste are not so strong as to be a big (perhaps unpleasant) surprise but you still get a feel for the tart sourness of the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 10:03:03 | More by AmericanPaleMale666
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,193 ratings.