1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Monk's Café Flemish Sour AleMonk's Café Flemish Sour Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

2,467 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,467
Reviews: 1,053
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 57
Gots: 202 | FT: 3
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,467 | Reviews: 1,053 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Swift989
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Kevlee722
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of beercubus
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Dcunicelli
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Beestin
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of desint
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of dbjd
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of BWH999
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of thebeeler
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of lloydboss
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of jakewatt135
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Grabbed this bottle from House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Deep crimson body with ruby highlights - beautiful color. A finger of smooth, pillowy head that drops to a thin coating & coating. No lacing.

Tart cherry & orange peel in the smell with an overlying medicinal character, kind of like zinc lozenges. Somewhat metallic - good stuff in there, but those off-smells are hard to sift through.

Taste has pretty much the same notes as the smell, but the pleasant/unpleasant ratio has flipped to the point that the good outweighs the bad here by a little - the medicinal/metallic flavors are just trace.

Tart & acidic mouthfeel, medium-bodied, with just a little chalky sensation. As in the taste, the good's good & the bad's tolerable.

Definitely not my favorite for the style, but doable. I can stick with just one, though.

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Madskill
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of adam42381
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of gshak
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of geocool
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of kristougher
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Dogleg
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Weter
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 2,467 ratings.