Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by YankChef:
4.65/5 rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
11.2 oz bottle poured into a la fin du monde glass
Appearance: hazy ruby red with amberish copper.rust hues. thin white mucky looking head that just sticks to the top
Smell: Stinky, almost brie like aroma type funk maybe a little lactose (says so on the bottle) the wild yeast is really in your face. On the end there is certainly some big time fruit, mystery berry and cherry
Taste: Big and rich on the front of the palate cherry sourness, there is tons of cherry throughout, I would almost think it was actually in the beer if I knew it wasnt. Explosion of just sweet and sour and then lots of big fruit flavor and then and almost cheese finish, hmmm gruyere? Only complaint is the finish is very short which makes you want to keep on sipping
Overall: Excellent beer and an excellent sour, Rodenbach grand cru is in my opinion the benchmark for the style but this beer is much more approachable. Big on flavor without the rip your tounge sourness of RGC, balanced even. If you can find this stuff pick it up!
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2008 04:28:59 | More by YankChef
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.