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

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86
very good

2,236 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,236
Reviews: 1,032
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 47
Gots: 134 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

07-08-2012 01:10:39 | More by dextermcgurk
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

02-10-2012 04:24:15 | More by Argofax
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-11-2011 18:08:04 | More by tedho21
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Nevada

5/5  rDev +30.5%

01-24-2014 00:57:45 | More by Hopinista
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-22-2011 03:20:03 | More by JSkone09
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.5%

01-10-2012 03:44:22 | More by BelgianBeerHog26
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.5%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-15-2011 05:34:28 | More by adrian21
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Georgia

5/5  rDev +30.5%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +30.5%

05-26-2013 02:41:07 | More by Rihup
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New Jersey

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Wisconsin

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New Jersey

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New Hampshire

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had at Local 44 in Philly. Poured a dark reddish purple into a tulip with a two finger cream colored head which was very resilient. The smell was unlike any other beer I have ever had, very fruity yet crisp and dry at the end. Smell of apples soaked in Brandy, grapes, cinnamon and spices. More like a desert wine or fine liquor than a beer in smell. Taste was similar with very fruity, sour apple taste at the front, then crisp, dry and bitter spices at the end. Carbonation was medium and pleasant. I just wanted to swish it around my mouth and keep it there to have that phenomenally complex taste with me forever. My new favorite beer, too bad this is so hard to find because it is other worldly. Truly a unique and beautiful thing.

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Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is the first sour beer/flanders ale I have tasted. Served in a tulip glass at around 45 degrees.

Appearance: chestnut brown (I was expecting a red color) with 2-3 fingers. Head retention was quite good and didn't dissipate quickly.

Smell: What a delight! Cherries, touch of vinegar, some creaminess, red wine, some sourness, soda water.

taste: effervescent, seltzer like, cherries, mild acidity, winey, some sourness, touch of oak.

Mouthfeel: light and refreshing.

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Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,236 ratings.