Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,062 | Reviews: 1,018 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jampics2:
3.38/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
On tap at the Beer Engine.
Decent looking beer - deep brown with a white head.
Smells of vinegar and sour funk. I don't like the nose on this, but I like similar beers (Dutchess), so I'm not going to totally ding it. It's acceptable for the style, just this particular vinegar smell doesn't make me crazy.
Taste is weird. Sweet and sour collide as vinegar fights overripe apple. Interesting at least.
A little thin and too vinegary for me, but an example of the style every fan should try.
Serving type: on-tap
12-29-2009 21:34:07 | More by jampics2
More User Reviews:
3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a beautiful, if unexpected, dark, hickory brown with a big, fluffy head. No light gets through and the voluminous, light tan, head drops slowly to a rocky chunk o' foam with some nice lacing left behind.
Smell is sour (duh) with a quasi-medicinal note reminiscent of school glue, fainter scents of malt, some indeterminate dark fruits, wood, and some very faint spice (pepper?). Balance is skewed towards the sour and wood/glue end.
Taste is sour, malt, fruits, wood, that glue-like note, and a faint cracker flavor after the swallow. Balance is better here.
A slightly less than medium body with a light effervescence. A not-unexpected dry finish. Smoother than many other Flanders/Flemish reds. Like Most van Steenberge beers I like it but it's not my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 01:26:58 | More by PorterLambic
3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I get in the mood for sours... This one is readily available in my area and is a very good option. The Tart of Darkness has been the best I've ever tasted, but this will do very well. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Brown, lightish.. With a white head about a finger and a half... A little lacing. Smell is what I'm looking for and starts the salivation. Taste. Yes. A very good sour brown.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 19:33:25 | More by Ed2
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,062 ratings.