Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by TastyTaste:
4.2/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Zorro for the bottle.
Appearance: Very dark murky brown body, big head fades to just an off-white band.
Smell: Extremely sour and fruit/vinous, mildy malty.
Taste: Not as sour you would imagine, but you get the idea of what it is going for. The malt is smooth and a touch grassy and metallic, but sweeet and sour overall. Not the most overpowering, but very easy to enjoy.
Drinkability: While not my favorite in the style, still a very drinkable Flemish Ale.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2007 02:56:53 | More by TastyTaste
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Giving off a fascade of a stout this pours like a cola with a deep brown hue. The head was thick and frothy with decent retention.
The nose holds a candy sweetness, with a wine like or Cabarnet fruitiness, some vinegar and a sweet bread malt.
This is full of tangy fruit flavor with Apple's and pears. Sweet Tart candies come to mind as I drink this but what was the flavor of Sweet Tarts anyway? Theres a tang that is a little like vinegar but it is not off putting and even seems to support the wine like properties.
The feel is velvety smooth with a smooth sour finish.
Overall I found this to be an excellent beer, not just for the genre, but as a great introductory beer into the world of sours.
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2014 01:22:58 | More by KYGunner
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 1,995 ratings.