Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3.7/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter. The beer comes out dark, clear, and reddish-brown with a nice big off-white head. Pretty good retention and nice lacing. The nose has a musty smell with some vinegar and cherry notes behind it.
Light-medium body with a nice firm mouthfeel. Light flavor on the front of the palate of lemon, cherries, and a vinegar-like acidity. The acidity is not overwhelming and tapers off a bit towards the back of the palate, where there is a mild tannic dryness. Very refreshing, but a bit light in the flavor department.
Someone is going to have to explain to me why this beer is categorized as an Oud Bruin and not a Flemish Red Ale. At any rate, it is tasty and refreshing, but lacks the depth of flavor and complexity of top-shelf examples. Definitely recommended for completists.
09-29-2012 20:59:00 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.35/5 rDev +13.6%
A. Black like a Guinness and it has a huge foamy tan head. It has tons of lacing.
S. A metallic scent followed with a grape undertone.
T. Wow, intense grape taste. A nice sour with a kind of jolly rancher feel, a roasty malt aftertaste.
M. A bit tart. Carbonated.
O. Maybe my favorite sour. Flavorful and not obnoxiously tart.
09-29-2012 17:31:35 | More by Amalak
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,280 ratings.