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

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87
very good

2,590 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,590
Reviews: 1,085
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 66
Gots: 282 | FT: 5
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: nomad on 06-19-2003

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.
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(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale: red sour; Appearance: dark amber; light raisin and tartaric acid; Taste/Mouthfeel: lightly bitter, very light sour, RC cola, pretty good, sounds like pouring ice cold soda.

Poured into a pint glass.

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Poured into a lager glass on a (very) warm summers eve.

Dark red with copper tones. 2 finger tan head that dissipated quickly but left a thin layer of lace with bubbles clinging to the glass.

Smell is a little funky at first, but that drops after the head reduces. Then the smell of sour grapes and raspberries. Hard for my nose to cut through the sour, but there's something else in the mix. Maybe malt or yeast.

Taste is very pleasant. Sour, but not overpowering. Smooth and sweat with grapes, blueberries, and raisins. Not much if any hops. Taste is consistent through the finish.

Effervescent but a little thin in the mouthfeel. Most of the flavor and feel stay to the front and middle of the palate. But it is quite refreshing. Crisp.

I'm buying this again. It is a good beer for a warm summer night and would go just as well on a crisp fall evening.

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Medium bodied.

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Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 2,590 ratings.