Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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Reviews by microbrewlover:
3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This brew pours a ruby red/brown color with a massive tan head which lasts for several minuets. Thick lacing remains on the glass until the end and some of the head remains on the top of the brew until the end.
The smell is raspberries, black currants, sour apples, sour grapes and yeast. There is also a funky musty smell.
The taste mostly follows the nose, raspberries, sour apples, sour grapes, black currants, funky yeast as well as a vinegar like tannic taste on the backend. Very sweet. I could not detect any hop bitterness
The mouthfeel is tangy and bubbly. There is as slight sting from all of the sour in this brew.
Overall this is, as advertised, a sour ale. This is my first of this style so I can't say how it compares to other sour ales but this does remind me of a Lambic, only even more sour with less sweetness to balance out the sour. If you like sour ales, give this a try.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2013 21:19:06 | More by microbrewlover
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Best thing about this brew was its look in the glass with a big ol frothy head. Smell was kinda yeasty. This was my first Flemish sour. Almost reminds me of a gueuze, maybe with a bit more fruitiness. Def a bit sour. Mouthfeel kinda thin but I think that'd be expected? Good beer. I'd drink another.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 02:39:15 | More by Bruiser81
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.
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