Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by Gattopardo:
3.48/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Lovely dark red copper color with a small but solid head and good lacing.
Smell: The aroma of sour apples is the most prevalent smell.
Taste: The carbonation is low and the most significant element of the taste is definitely the sourness, particularly at the back of the throat. I quite like the bite of the sour, but I can see how it could be considered overpowering. Hop content seems low.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, not too chewy.
Drinkability: I did enjoy drinking this beer from the tap at Monks in Philadelphia, particularly with their chicken-and-apple sausage sandwich, but I have to wonder if I shouldnt expect more complexity from a sour ale. The sour flavor is very prevalent, and I would likely get it again but probably not often.
Serving type: on-tap
12-05-2005 01:59:44 | More by Gattopardo
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Picked this up as part of a mixed six because I have been liking sours. Great looking beer that had a very good smell that could have been stronger. Flavor was excellent, had more of a beer taste than a lot of sours which I like very much, almost perfect. Overall a very strong beer that I will get again if I can find it at a decent price.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 22:51:12 | More by JamieDuncan
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,003 ratings.