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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

2,224 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,224
Reviews: 1,032
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 47
Gots: 133 | 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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funkyaudio

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-19-2014 21:32:56 | More by funkyaudio
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Fejj

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-19-2014 00:01:43 | More by Fejj
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mlplus

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.8%

05-17-2014 21:28:59 | More by mlplus
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-15-2014 22:44:15 | More by jfcaa193
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judkinst

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-12-2014 02:14:45 | More by judkinst
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sarahfrancesca

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-11-2014 19:29:44 | More by sarahfrancesca
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-11-2014 13:30:07 | More by ubufan2112
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-11-2014 12:56:03 | More by NYR_Rob
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JamesGrove

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

05-09-2014 20:55:40 | More by JamesGrove
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured at the fabulous Duckworth's Park Rd - Charlotte NC for $3.50 on a Thursday.

Not much head at all, wee bit of lacing. Looks like a glass of flat coke. The nose is great, lots of dark fruit - grapes especially - and charred wood. The taste follows suit, quite carbonated - bit like a champagne. Nicely tart. Great intro to sours for a newbie and easily enough going on to bring this beer-geek back for another glass.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2014 19:09:25 | More by Mantooth
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-08-2014 15:01:40 | More by HuntDaddy540
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sammyt728

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-08-2014 11:07:15 | More by sammyt728
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jellikit

Washington

3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark brown. Reddish to light. Looks like Coke. Thin head. Thin lacing.
S: sour. Wood.
T: grape, mellow sourness, hint of wine. Wine/champagne similarities.
M: highly carbonated. Dry. Light body.
O: good sour. Mellow flavor. Mildly sour. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 01:43:31 | More by jellikit
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-07-2014 04:06:55 | More by maDUECEgunner
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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azorie

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-03-2014 21:52:04 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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Beestin

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-03-2014 20:36:34 | More by Beestin
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2014 14:22:11 | More by JMUbrewz
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Modernrickk

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-03-2014 07:05:23 | More by Modernrickk
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-03-2014 01:30:42 | More by LoveStout
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Apellonious

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from CM. Purchased after the nice woman at CM gave me an introduction/education on the style, which is fairly new to me. Figured I'd start here.

A - Pours black as night, with a fluffy two finger head that settles. The lace hangs on the side of the glass.

S- I am picking up cider, vinegar, cherrywood. Hints of dark fruit.

T - Cider/vinegar, various fruits and maybe even a hint of nuttiness.

M - Quite viscous, with slightly above normal carbonation. Tart finish.

O - I'll admit, being a hop-head, I had some trepidation. This was a good, clean, beverage, and the sourness was not overbearing. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 21:39:48 | More by Apellonious
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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gio540

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-30-2014 03:15:07 | More by gio540
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illpass78

Maine

4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep oaky color with a half-inch white head that shows good retention. Lacing moderate.

Aroma: Interesting mix of aromas here. There's a vinous quality to it, but it also smells sort of like vinegar and glue. There's also some oak and malt.

Taste: Tartness is right up front, with the malt flavor on the finish. It's very good - terrific sour flavor balanced by sweetness, tastiness, and the vinous notes that we're present in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Perfectly balanced beer. Depth is perfect.

Overall: Very enjoyable sour ale. It's hard to explain the appeal of a beer that smells like glue and tastes almost like vinegar, but it's really terrific stuff. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 02:17:14 | More by illpass78
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,224 ratings.