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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

2,279 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,279
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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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-01-2013 03:40:13 | More by bluerabbit
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mhbarber

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-31-2012 19:42:58 | More by mhbarber
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DMB

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-29-2012 19:16:47 | More by DMB
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-29-2012 03:47:07 | More by Gagnonsux
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MichialTanner1

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-29-2012 01:55:49 | More by MichialTanner1
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Zkman87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-29-2012 01:02:00 | More by Zkman87
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

12-28-2012 03:43:55 | More by Gonzoillini
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-28-2012 01:19:15 | More by ssimpson89
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drop6301

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-26-2012 22:25:46 | More by drop6301
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -20.9%

smell is somewhat musty- old fruit and slightly rubbery
dark red with ruby shining highlights- not see thru
Taste is of cherry coke, barely beer tasting. vey clean stone fruits and grapes. super clean with little aftertaste. almost no taste of hops.
imo way to clean to be called a sour. not sure where that notion even comes from. This is not bad by any means its just lackluster.

12-26-2012 20:48:44 | More by MRsojourner
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

12-26-2012 01:52:58 | More by ejimhof
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-25-2012 18:16:42 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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bajerryd

Illinois

2/5  rDev -47.8%

12-25-2012 07:57:10 | More by bajerryd
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-25-2012 07:12:59 | More by deonreds
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DavidST

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -14.4%

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a pint glass, coded bottle date. This pours a crystal clear amber color with a massive fizzy tan head which last for a very long time a leave a duvel like foam. The smell is a little brown ale malty, a little nutty, hints of cherries. The feel is medium to light. The taste is okay, you get a little bitterness, nutty brown ale flavors and a little sourness, but mostly plain and light, this beer has the unfornutate task of following Liefmans Curvee and it leaves a ton to be desired.

12-25-2012 06:07:19 | More by DavidST
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

Half finger head with excellent lacing on a deep amber body which is very clear. Aroma of dark cherry, not too sweet, with caramel. Simple but many of these tend to be. Flavor is also dark cherry dominant which initially seemed too sweet but this one mellows out. The flavor tastes a little too artificial though, almost like kool aid. Light but oily body and light to moderate carbonation. Not an amazing sour ale. Not terrible just not all that memorable.

12-25-2012 03:28:32 | More by kylehay2004
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-23-2012 03:38:43 | More by ScottStache
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kp29

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12-21-2012 19:45:26 | More by kp29
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Happyhopper

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-21-2012 01:59:20 | More by Happyhopper
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NateMac13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-20-2012 21:42:04 | More by NateMac13
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jrenn

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-18-2012 23:43:53 | More by jrenn
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-18-2012 23:43:26 | More by JohnBender
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RandyKemka

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-18-2012 02:36:30 | More by RandyKemka
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od_sf

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-17-2012 19:08:39 | More by od_sf
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-17-2012 15:29:21 | More by comfortablynirm
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,279 ratings.