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Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Monk's Café Flemish Sour AleMonk's Café Flemish Sour Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,306 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,306
Reviews: 1,039
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 50
Gots: 156 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed for Monk's Café in Philadelphia, but also available for retail purchase elsewhere. Oud Bruin in style; a traditional blend of young and old beers.

(Beer added by: nomad on 06-19-2003)
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-06-2014 23:55:08 | More by erialbill
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redleg64

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-09-2013 23:52:15 | More by redleg64
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-14-2014 13:58:46 | More by waddellc2
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-23-2012 01:55:41 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 9, 2012. It pours reddish-brown with a full puffy, beige head that generally lingers. The aroma has a good cherry quality to it along with Belgian yeast and Belgian malts balancing it off. The body is medium but it also had an astringent bite to it. The taste was tart and sour as promised but not as much as I thought it might be. There's a cherry flavor to it but overall it lingers for some time. The flavor is one I will remember.

07-09-2012 22:54:09 | More by puboflyons
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Magery

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-31-2012 02:44:05 | More by Magery
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-05-2014 17:12:03 | More by VeganUndead
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-13-2012 13:40:44 | More by LJWalker
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Taperwookie

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-26-2014 16:57:35 | More by Taperwookie
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anabar

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-27-2013 15:30:01 | More by anabar
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-09-2014 01:47:03 | More by DavidHume
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DHS1029

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-18-2014 02:26:02 | More by DHS1029
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-02-2013 08:30:46 | More by matjack85
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livingregret

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11.2 oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a deep brown, 2 finger head. Ample lacing and the head lingers for quite some time.

Smell: Sour/Tart apple smell. Maybe even a hint of cranberry? Plenty of fruit and a touch of sweetness. more tart than sweet though

Taste: Tart and sweet at the same time. Almost a mouth puckering sour berry that blends in nicely with the apple finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin, bubbly. A touch almost...over carbonated.

Drink: It's good, and i've enjoyed a few of these over the past couple weeks. Always enjoyable but not one I could pound during a night. Only reason it's not rated higher is because the aftertaste does start to wear on you and you could only drink so many

11-03-2009 04:12:57 | More by livingregret
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Beautiful color and head. But while a decent tasting beer, it's not as bold or vibrant as other sours I've tasted. Easy drinking, but really too light in my opinion. This is not a bad beer, just a bit too plain. I could drink it again, but if the sour flavors were bolder, this would be a really nice beer that you could enjoy when you're in the mood for this style. Misses by just a touch.

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chr214

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-27-2012 06:02:17 | More by chr214
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-07-2013 13:06:39 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Lkell30

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-08-2014 01:39:14 | More by Lkell30
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brewtus

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-28-2013 02:47:54 | More by brewtus
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-15-2014 01:46:32 | More by DLSheidy
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Thanks to franksnbeans for this one.

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle.

Appearance: Opaque with brownish-red color kinda of just sitting there. Held to the light, you can see the red hue. About a 3 finger head.

Smell: Sour notes apparent with some acidity.

Taste: Acidity is definitely present, dances on the tongue, very lively. Not too sour.

Mouthfeel: Light, very wine-like taste. Dry with some wood in it. Tartness is subdued, not mouth puckering.

Drinkability: Quite good, almost finished glass before i noticed.

Overall: I couldn't shake the feeling that i was drinking wine with more carbonation. Very interesting beer, pick it up if you're in the mood for something different.

12-19-2007 15:27:54 | More by papat444
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HundredWeight

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-17-2012 01:38:17 | More by HundredWeight
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-03-2014 14:22:11 | More by JMUbrewz
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david18

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Had this at the Dive Bar on 75th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The best thing about this beer is the amazing red color. I only had a small glass of it but I think i could drink a bunch of this. The only problem is that it's a little sweet. Great sour aroma. Good carbonation. Again, amazing color. A little more sour and a little less sweet and it would be perfect.

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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,306 ratings.