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

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86
very good

2,338 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,338
Reviews: 1,042
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 51
Gots: 161 | 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 +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a St. Bernardus challace.

A: nice deep red color with light/med carbonation with 1.5 to 2 fingers of white pillowy head.

S: Cherries, sour, bready nice tart smell

T: Balsamic vinegar (slightly), slight sweetness, but a nice sour cherry flavor with nice bubblegum/nutmeg phenols. Nice taste.

M: Med body and cabonation which is nice, with a good tartness on the sides of the tongue

O: Nice beer, above average for style.

buddha5050, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Braz, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

MDF1IBetty, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MarioM, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ryanpj, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

valkyre65, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of bulldog91
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark red in color, virtually no head when it arrived at the table.
Smell of cherry definitely dominates, but not in a bad way. It's just what rises first.
Almost no carbonation in the mouth, which was good. Let me enjoy the fruit mix going on a bit more with cherries, cabernet, a touch of wood but only a touch. Not terribly sour, but that's OK.
Enjoyed this beer, a very good sour.

bulldog91, Nov 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Jeckel, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Hopmarc, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

t0rin0, Nov 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Finnhammer, Nov 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

BigRedEye, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Seanniek91
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into an Affligem goblet (probably around 0.3 l).

Appearance- Nice amber/brown. One finger head that dissipated in about 30 seconds leaving a small white rim around the top of the beer.

Smell- Cherry, apple, raspberry. Yeast and some malt.

Taste- Similar to the smell. Definantly some yeast and malt mixed with oak. Raspberry and cherry flavors come through. Not overly sour. Very nice aftertaste of fruit that lingers for a while.

Mouthfeel- Reasonably carbonated. Sits in the mouth for a while imparting flavors. Goes down very smooth. Very refreshing.

Overall- A great beer for people who want to get into sours but are hesitant to try the extremes. It's not overly sour, but it's got a nice sweetness to balance it. Very refreshing Flemish Sour.

Seanniek91, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BlueFeetAndBeer, Nov 13, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very nice head. Small bubbles. Pour slowly.

S: Astringent and very fruity. Very enjoyable as a stand alone night cap.

T: Cherry and deep fruits cut through the sour flavor profile. Very smooth finish for a sour beer.

M: Good layered mouthfeel. Finish is where flavor profile enhanced.

O: Not just a novelty. Worth drink as stand alone. Very nice.

Twincrasher, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

brikelly, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ruckus232, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

sbanacho, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Tumble, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Dactrius, Nov 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

mportnoy, Nov 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

vcoggins, Nov 07, 2012
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,338 ratings.