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

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86
very good

2,234 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,234
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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-27-2014 23:23:07 | More by yukoncornelius
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-27-2014 05:34:40 | More by ApplePi
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Badger6

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a goblet.

Body is a deep reddish brown color with a white head that retains well, some lacing. The aroma is vinous, with some oak and malt. Hints of sourness. The tartness is immediately apparent on the tongue, with malty sweetness coming in right behind it. Very well balanced flavor. The beer is medium bodies, with a nicely carbonated feel.

Very enjoyable beer. Nicely sour, with a balanced sweetness that makes this much more accessible than many beers of this style. Easily recommend this to an adventurous taster who has never tried this style.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 11:23:37 | More by Badger6
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-24-2014 23:47:25 | More by Cook82
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-23-2014 04:20:59 | More by TubbyDullard
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-22-2014 01:49:40 | More by tmaury
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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-21-2014 01:26:08 | More by gfg0020
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-20-2014 00:42:40 | More by Bytor31
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

2/5  rDev -47.8%

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

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

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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

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Virginia

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New Jersey

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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

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Virginia

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Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.