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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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86
very good

2,306 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,306
Reviews: 1,039
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 50
Gots: 156 | 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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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-03-2014 15:50:08 | More by hansenm72
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davidbmadden


4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

07-02-2014 23:54:03 | More by davidbmadden
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-30-2014 19:32:19 | More by jamvt
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California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-30-2014 19:30:04 | More by Marco_Gtz
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AmericanPaleMale666

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%

A - had a darker body then I expected - deep red and brown tones, tall creamy head and decent lacing

M - light slightly creamy

N - sweet, sour, and candy-like. Not to in your face like other sours I like but the subtlety is nice on this one.

T - I picked up some apple flavors, cherries, and strawberries. Starts sweet and goes into an enjoyable tart taste followed by a smooth finish

O - I wasn't disappointed with this one. I think this is a nice introductory sour for someone who has never had the style. The nose and taste are not so strong as to be a big (perhaps unpleasant) surprise but you still get a feel for the tart sourness of the style.

06-30-2014 10:03:03 | More by AmericanPaleMale666
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-29-2014 23:47:31 | More by jodybrutal
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jnich2424

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-29-2014 14:11:54 | More by jnich2424
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Srkolodn

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-28-2014 21:19:15 | More by Srkolodn
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-27-2014 16:18:51 | More by sammyg832
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

06-27-2014 14:26:09 | More by rjdierberger87
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dtreindl

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.2%

06-27-2014 02:13:42 | More by AGust82
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Oregon

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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Kansas

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%

One of the more affordle Flanders out the and a great intrduction in sour beer. It pours a dark ruby red and has a nice tart sour aroma. Taste is mild tart cherry. It is not the best sour out there, but it is good. And for the price this is a sour I will keep coming back to.

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-24-2014 02:55:24 | More by fitz284
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,306 ratings.