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

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86
very good

2,278 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,278
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 48
Gots: 147 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-15-2012 02:03:28 | More by t0rin0
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Finnhammer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-15-2012 01:16:40 | More by Finnhammer
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gshak

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

11-14-2012 23:26:58 | More by gshak
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BigRedEye

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-14-2012 05:38:31 | More by BigRedEye
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into an Affligem goblet (probably around 0.3 l).

Appearance- Nice amber/brown. One finger head that dissipated in about 30 seconds leaving a small white rim around the top of the beer.

Smell- Cherry, apple, raspberry. Yeast and some malt.

Taste- Similar to the smell. Definantly some yeast and malt mixed with oak. Raspberry and cherry flavors come through. Not overly sour. Very nice aftertaste of fruit that lingers for a while.

Mouthfeel- Reasonably carbonated. Sits in the mouth for a while imparting flavors. Goes down very smooth. Very refreshing.

Overall- A great beer for people who want to get into sours but are hesitant to try the extremes. It's not overly sour, but it's got a nice sweetness to balance it. Very refreshing Flemish Sour.

11-13-2012 20:19:07 | More by Seanniek91
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-13-2012 16:30:05 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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Twincrasher


4.55/5  rDev +18.8%

A: Very nice head. Small bubbles. Pour slowly.

S: Astringent and very fruity. Very enjoyable as a stand alone night cap.

T: Cherry and deep fruits cut through the sour flavor profile. Very smooth finish for a sour beer.

M: Good layered mouthfeel. Finish is where flavor profile enhanced.

O: Not just a novelty. Worth drink as stand alone. Very nice.

11-12-2012 17:18:41 | More by Twincrasher
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brikelly

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-11-2012 23:30:34 | More by brikelly
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ruckus232

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-11-2012 16:59:55 | More by ruckus232
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-10-2012 04:50:41 | More by sbanacho
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-10-2012 00:09:59 | More by Tumble
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-09-2012 09:45:08 | More by Dank26
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-08-2012 01:26:46 | More by Dactrius
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-07-2012 04:32:00 | More by mportnoy
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-07-2012 00:37:49 | More by vcoggins
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

11-06-2012 20:25:55 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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stealth

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-06-2012 05:57:00 | More by stealth
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Crosseye


1/5  rDev -73.9%

11-06-2012 02:12:51 | More by Crosseye
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-06-2012 01:09:47 | More by andthevolcano
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rowyn

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-05-2012 00:24:18 | More by rowyn
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ng85

California

4.75/5  rDev +24%

11-04-2012 12:53:19 | More by ng85
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Dana718

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-04-2012 05:11:55 | More by Dana718
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-04-2012 00:38:34 | More by rm9679
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lordofstarside

Nevada

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

11 oz bottle to snifter. "09HK" on the side which I'm assuming has something to do with the bottle date. I'm skeptical it's been sitting on a shelf for three years though

Pours a very dark red, which is perceived as more of a brown when not against my windows light. Poured a finger and a half of foam which has settled very quickly into a nice ring around the cup. Mild carbonation, mediocre lacing, not bad looking

Aroma of sour cherry, cabernet wine, apple, grape, oak, and alcohol. A faint sweet malt is present yet concealed

Taste of pretty straight forward sweet cherry, grape, and some malt. Many of the elements from the smell are hard to detect, taste is rather bland and over powered by the main fruit flavors

Mouth is pretty good. Sweet at first, finishing tart at the end. Nice carbonation, very thick and creamy

Overall this is a pretty mild sour. It's not bad, however I just find it too sweet...which I find to be stronger than I do the sourness of the ale, which I think defeats the purpose of the style. It was pretty cheap however, I might buy another to cellar for a couple years

11-04-2012 00:25:17 | More by lordofstarside
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-02-2012 01:10:44 | More by WoodburyMN
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,278 ratings.