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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

2,280 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,280
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 49
Gots: 148 | 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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brewtus

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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 -2.1%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

01-15-2010 22:48:14 | More by david18
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2014 17:24:17 | More by ThatsThatDude
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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-31-2013 04:20:53 | More by Steezballs
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-23-2012 00:58:09 | More by AdmiralKirk
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mattviator

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-13-2013 20:37:21 | More by mattviator
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-04-2013 02:29:24 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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Michigan

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured into a tulip glass, and served just above fridge temps.

An awesome, fluffy white head floats effortlessly over a slightly-rouge-tinged brown body. Lots of carbonation apparent. Excellent retention.

The smell is a bit straightforward, but pleasant. Laid back lactic acid over a crisp, yet soft citrus-infused brown malt profile. A touch of caramel.

The taste is much like the nose. Definitely a more subtle sourness than you may find in some sour ales, but this is nice in a way. It allows you to appreciate the malt profile a bit more, which seems appropriate for the style. Very refreshing, tart finish accentuated by plenty of carbonation and a pretty light mouthfeel.

Not out of this world great, but this could make a great "everyday sour", if there is such a thing.

12-10-2012 02:27:15 | More by troysoy2
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-29-2013 19:37:19 | More by nkp765
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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csmalley

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-09-2012 19:30:23 | More by JohnK17
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Srkolodn

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-28-2014 21:19:15 | More by Srkolodn
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Wisconsin

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Arizona

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BrockLanders

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,280 ratings.