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

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86
very good

2,478 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,478
Reviews: 1,054
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 57
Gots: 208 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MNishCT77
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

10 oz. pour on draft at St. Arnold's at Cleveland Park, unknown brewing/packaging date, poured into a New Belgium glass, drank over 30 minutes

Photo of Kuges
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.96/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Nitefreak
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

This was my first sour beer that I had ever had. Definitely taught me that I do enjoy beer, especially the sour beers.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.72/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Delicious!

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.69/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I bought this on draught at the Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA. It was a deep crimson red with a nice tannish head that sank bit by bit into the liquid, leaving a gentle bubbly mixture on top. The aroma was earthy, with just that hint of tartness I was expecting. When I tasted it, my taste buds just exploded. Now, I should be honest and say I haven't really tried sour ales before, so I had no real comparison to go on at the time. But that initial taste was enough to tell me I had found a real winner. It has a smooth texture to it, and it lingers on the tongue for quite a while. I like the medieval appeal of this ale, and I would definitely get it again and again. It was a real treat.

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4.28/5  rDev +11.5%

Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,478 ratings.