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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-23-2012 00:58:09 | More by AdmiralKirk
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-18-2012 16:37:02 | More by soccerfancooch
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

09-18-2012 03:41:20 | More by beercubus
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-17-2012 01:26:53 | More by abex44
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-15-2012 03:12:21 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-14-2012 20:20:53 | More by CoryR
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-14-2012 17:16:50 | More by ReeseMax3
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seth72104

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-14-2012 03:09:24 | More by seth72104
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mtnberne

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

09-13-2012 03:03:34 | More by mtnberne
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cde1218

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +24%

09-13-2012 00:24:44 | More by cde1218
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-11-2012 22:56:48 | More by waiting4lunch
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-11-2012 13:48:33 | More by jivex5k
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brureview

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-10-2012 13:20:20 | More by brureview
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-09-2012 03:56:32 | More by funkel81
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-09-2012 00:31:01 | More by Beer21
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-08-2012 05:01:43 | More by HopsintheSack
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valarking

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-07-2012 05:02:39 | More by valarking
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-07-2012 01:00:08 | More by mixed_master7
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-06-2012 21:52:30 | More by heddar33
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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-06-2012 02:51:51 | More by TStout
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California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Arizona

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber, with glowing haze in the light. Half-inch tan head with lasting retention. Smells of sourdough with some sweetness but mostly it's tangy tart fruit notes that dominate with a vinegary sourness.

More sweet than tart in the taste, with juicy cherry, cranberry and grape notes carrying on into a finish that is pretty much unchanged from the start. With only suggestions of vinegary oak, I am wishing this had a more sour bite at the end to round things off. As it stands it's pretty one dimensional. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, yet slightly syrupy. The carbonation is very prickly yet the bubbles are thin/fine.

This beer is very consistently decent, but there are much better options out there for the style. It always leaves me wanting something more.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 04:20:54 | More by bennetj17
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soupieman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-03-2012 00:24:23 | More by soupieman
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gottabetweed

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy brown with a minimal head that dissipates quickly. Little lacing remains on the glass.

Smell is sour, with fruits and malts. Malt is more prevelant than most sours.

Taste is sour at first, cherries, and lemons at the finish.

Overall a good, but not great sour.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 00:23:45 | More by gottabetweed
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,236 ratings.