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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

2,282 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,282
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 49
Gots: 149 | 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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bkrbdan

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-03-2012 17:29:15 | More by bkrbdan
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-15-2013 04:15:11 | More by sirsteve42
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2013 01:26:08 | More by dedbeer
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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-10-2014 18:25:25 | More by stogirelli
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a hazy red/orange, thick tan head forms, nice lacing, great retention, really sticky. Smell is sweet and sour, sugary, some caramel, some fruits, excellent funk. Taste is sour, some cherries, funky, fruits, nice toffee finish, more sourness as it goes down. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation, nice Flanders ale. Thanks DrJay!

11-16-2006 04:43:29 | More by Viggo
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Chagler


4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-26-2014 09:12:31 | More by Chagler
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chefelf

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-20-2011 02:15:59 | More by chefelf
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2013 21:48:50 | More by mrebeka
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-26-2014 05:02:09 | More by phishfoolme
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mpyle

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

App - reddish-brown color, good clarity. Modest white head, but with good retention.

Smell - a bit like vinegar in the sour, but also fruity

Flavor - Fruit juice sweetness balanced with lactic sour. Finishes with some peppery spiciness, and dries out nicely.

MF - medium body and moderately high carbonation. Wouldn't mind it a bit flatter. Sourness gives a bit of pucker (astringency), but totally okay.

O'all - A very different kind of beer. Believe there are other examples that are slightly better, but highly drinkable if you've got a thing for gently sour beverages.

05-31-2008 22:58:21 | More by mpyle
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amcaleh

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-12-2013 16:25:48 | More by amcaleh
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xungmound98

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-01-2014 20:21:23 | More by xungmound98
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jbeervt

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-16-2014 22:55:28 | More by jbeervt
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ZeroSignal

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, no date

A - Pours a Chestnut/Hazelnut brown with a very lively and vigorous head. Excellent retention, nice lacing

S - Sweet, fruity ester aroma with a sour edge; almost reminds me of sour patch kids.

T&M - Sharp, acidic style sourness with fruit notes; green apple and grapes. Light sweet malt presence, very vibrant carbonation. Medium bodied. I pick up just a bit of tannin woodiness with mild astringency.

D - Very refreshing, and I find myself imbibing faster then usual. My first try for this style, and I am very pleased. I wish I had a few more.

08-05-2010 01:12:35 | More by ZeroSignal
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2011 19:21:48 | More by codynevels
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2012 16:37:02 | More by soccerfancooch
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kmahe

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2012 00:59:41 | More by kmahe
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-16-2012 04:41:38 | More by disemgrowler
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 07:29:26 | More by ej285701
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-15-2012 15:35:06 | More by Duff27
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beerhorn12

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-16-2012 03:37:12 | More by beerhorn12
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joepais

Maine

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Bottle poured into a sniffer produced a fingers worth of white head that turned to lace on top of a mahogany body

Aromas of funk and cherries fill my nose

Flavors of sour and tart fruit a great treat lots of pucker power

Medium mouthfeel with enough carbonation to keep it interesting

I've had this on tap and I will say that it was better than the bottle, but still a good sour none the less

07-10-2008 01:13:01 | More by joepais
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macrosmatic

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-10-2012 05:14:27 | More by macrosmatic
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-27-2012 16:16:13 | More by beerpadawan
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Flight317

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2014 20:59:42 | More by Flight317
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,282 ratings.