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

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87
very good

2,432 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,432
Reviews: 1,049
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 57
Gots: 190 | 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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hoppy_411, Oct 11, 2014
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Fordknox, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

BeccaH, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

A bit of a vinegar note, sweet. Not traditionally too sour which is nice with a deep red color.

It's so good my wife took from me half way through it.

ScotPrzybylski, Oct 04, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

dagubna, Oct 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

sean_paul, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Zetcha7x, Oct 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

eastsidelbc1, Oct 01, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -3.1%

quazi96, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

sansho, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Sweffin, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

millelacsmark, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Halfbrother83, Sep 28, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +17.7%

Shveta, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JMScowcroft, Sep 28, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

kjlcm, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

A- Dark maroon/brown/red color. Lots of sediment! Khaki head. Was big when poured down the center of the glass, but died to one fingers worth.

S- Vinegar and lactic sourness. Dark raisin, plum, or fig type smell. Yeasty, earthy, funkiness. Light biscuit notes as well.

T- Great beginner sour ale for sure. Tart and lightly sour. It does have that yeasty, earthy funk. Not over the top at all. Dark fruits as well. Everything is done very lightly (as light as a sour beer can be).

M- Medium towards light bodied. Slight oily slickness is detected, but it mellows out a great deal in the finish.

Overall this beer is very well done. It reminds me of the first time I had Sam Adams Boston Lager. To most of us, it was a gateway beer from American adjunct lagers into beer with more flavor. This is a good gateway beer into not only sour ales, but Belgian beer in general. I'd say try it.

ThomasMetal75, Sep 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

I can't get enough of this beer and the price is good as well.

MickeyTheHead, Sep 26, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

stephenjmoore, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Not at all sour. Merely tart and fruity. Not bad by any means, but not sour either. 0.5 puckers out of 5 possible. A sour warhead candy is more flavorful than this beer.

FoamFingers, Sep 25, 2014
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 2,432 ratings.