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

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86
very good

2,237 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,237
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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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-18-2011 15:32:47 | More by tat2dhllblly
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josefnewsong

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-18-2011 05:21:33 | More by josefnewsong
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bkny27

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-17-2011 21:37:20 | More by bkny27
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-16-2011 04:56:11 | More by jrohrbacher
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bmoney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-16-2011 00:11:51 | More by bmoney
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tvv375ia

Iowa

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 11.2oz bottle into tulip glass

A-nice ruby color with more than 2 finger head that take quite awhile to fade

S-some sour granny smith apple and sour cherry

T-tart cherry with a nice apple cider type taste with a sauvignon blanc finish

M-well carbonated with a nice crisp finish

O-this was my first sour but after this experience surely not to be the last. I see this one is pretty highly rated so it may be tough to find a better one around here but this has some nice flavors and an acidity that I really enjoy every time I try a new beer I wonder why I stuck with Bud Light for 20 years never trying anything new

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 22:51:31 | More by tvv375ia
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-14-2011 17:19:21 | More by nmann08
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Bwbkicks

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-14-2011 02:34:09 | More by Bwbkicks
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ejl4

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-14-2011 01:17:56 | More by ejl4
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-14-2011 00:43:56 | More by cosmonick
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12-13-2011 19:55:14 | More by DeutschesBier
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KDawg

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very nice dark red mahogany color. Poured into a tulip and has a nice and foamy head

Very tart nose as would be expected. Sour cherries, apples, with some vinegary aromas as well

medium/full bodied with the acidity that one would expect from a good flemish sour. Very tart and sour driven flavors that one would expect as well with apples, sour cherries and some sour red berries too

Always consistent and always good. This is a personal favorite for when I need to have a sour.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 04:46:18 | More by KDawg
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AwesomeLiz

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-12-2011 20:37:53 | More by AwesomeLiz
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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-12-2011 20:27:40 | More by tbeq00
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-12-2011 06:54:52 | More by twelveinches
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-11-2011 22:37:26 | More by brokentee
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-11-2011 18:08:04 | More by tedho21
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Twal

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-11-2011 17:09:01 | More by Twal
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dav

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-10-2011 07:14:28 | More by dav
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amrozga

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +24%

12-09-2011 21:16:31 | More by amrozga
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captainwerd

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-09-2011 01:33:49 | More by captainwerd
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ThePhoebeAngle

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-09-2011 01:08:23 | More by ThePhoebeAngle
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Kinsman

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark and hazy reddish brown color. Dense cream colored head holds tightly against the glass and doesn't let go.

Aroma touches on notes of vinegar and sour cherry but it's not as overpowering as some for this style. A bit of fruity sweetness in the background.

A more balanced version of a Flanders ale with a nice mildly sour kick but plenty of malt backbone and sweetness to keep things in check. Fruit notes touch on green apples and cherry with a nice tartness to them.

Mouthfeel is crisp an bubbly but doesn't quite dry you out like you'd expect. Overall, Monk's Flemish sour is a great sour ale when you're looking for moderation and mild sourness (i.e. good intro sour). At 2.50 a bottle, I'll certainly have this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 21:57:00 | More by Kinsman
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kornkid8600

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-08-2011 08:29:07 | More by kornkid8600
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Tom052

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-08-2011 00:09:47 | More by Tom052
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,237 ratings.