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

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86
very good

2,194 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,194
Reviews: 1,031
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 45
Gots: 122 | 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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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-02-2012 19:09:37 | More by pknyc
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter. The beer comes out dark, clear, and reddish-brown with a nice big off-white head. Pretty good retention and nice lacing. The nose has a musty smell with some vinegar and cherry notes behind it.

Light-medium body with a nice firm mouthfeel. Light flavor on the front of the palate of lemon, cherries, and a vinegar-like acidity. The acidity is not overwhelming and tapers off a bit towards the back of the palate, where there is a mild tannic dryness. Very refreshing, but a bit light in the flavor department.

Someone is going to have to explain to me why this beer is categorized as an Oud Bruin and not a Flemish Red Ale. At any rate, it is tasty and refreshing, but lacks the depth of flavor and complexity of top-shelf examples. Definitely recommended for completists.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 20:59:00 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Amalak

New York

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Black like a Guinness and it has a huge foamy tan head. It has tons of lacing.

S. A metallic scent followed with a grape undertone.

T. Wow, intense grape taste. A nice sour with a kind of jolly rancher feel, a roasty malt aftertaste.

M. A bit tart. Carbonated.

O. Maybe my favorite sour. Flavorful and not obnoxiously tart.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 17:31:35 | More by Amalak
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mkennedy119

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-29-2012 06:01:13 | More by mkennedy119
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dtvanriper

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +30.5%

09-29-2012 04:04:21 | More by dtvanriper
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-27-2012 19:11:57 | More by jniagar1
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Ozurr

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-27-2012 00:41:42 | More by Ozurr
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-26-2012 23:02:48 | More by Burt
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backlash


4/5  rDev +4.4%

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GreatBloomer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-24-2012 16:00:22 | More by GreatBloomer
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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hopup

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-23-2012 20:08:08 | More by hopup
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RuthL

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-23-2012 18:58:55 | More by RuthL
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AdmiralKirk


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-23-2012 00:58:09 | More by AdmiralKirk
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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


3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

09-18-2012 03:41:20 | More by beercubus
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abex44

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-17-2012 01:26:53 | More by abex44
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-15-2012 03:12:21 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-14-2012 20:20:53 | More by CoryR
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-14-2012 17:16:50 | More by ReeseMax3
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seth72104

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-14-2012 03:09:24 | More by seth72104
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mtnberne

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

09-13-2012 03:03:34 | More by mtnberne
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cde1218

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +24%

09-13-2012 00:24:44 | More by cde1218
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-11-2012 22:56:48 | More by waiting4lunch
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-11-2012 13:48:33 | More by jivex5k
Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,194 ratings.