Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.6/5 rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - deep ruby-red hue when lit, but burgundy, almost black appearance upon glance. Semi-opaque. Frothy head is beige and dissipates after 30-60 seconds.
Smell - dominant cherry aroma with hints of currant. Hint of sour, but rounding out into a sweetness.
Taste - strawberry and cherry tartness, but the sour complexity never arrives. Dry finish and a bit bland.
Mouthfeel - light effervescent carbonation. Silky thin coating.
Overall - a drinkable beer due to how mild it is, but also doesn't strike me as a beer I would just drink to drink. Not complex enough of a flavor or aroma to keep me coming back.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2013 02:51:51 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
4.89/5 rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had this outstanding Oud Bruin at Monk's Cafe in Philly. Dark reddish brown with large short acting head. Aroma of malt and vinegar with cherries and dark fruits. An excellent sour ale. Fruity and malty sweet with a tart sour finish. Perfectly balanced and the best Oud Bruin (of 3 tried) to date. Superb and very sessionable. If you like Sweet-Tarts candy you will love this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-31-2014 21:39:35 | More by wattoclone
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,242 ratings.