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

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86
very good

2,234 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,234
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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New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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allenson21

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-13-2014 22:07:14 | More by allenson21
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-13-2014 20:18:49 | More by KeyWestGator
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slackattack

Spain

3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into red wine glass

A- first thought was dirty river water. Started off with about half a finger of tight foam, dissipated pretty quickly, lacing was not really present

S- red wine vinegar, sour cherries in your face. Bright and acidic and pretty awesome.

T- started off following the nose, then got away from the sourness a little. Fell off toward the end for me and got a little sweet, maybe it's supposed to, but I would prefer a little more persistent bit.

M- medium to medium-full bodied. There's a definitively detectable amount of malt that I feel like is responsible for the body, not great, not terrible either.

O- like I said, if the label says sour I want and expect sour all the way. The sweetness that came through about 2 seconds into every sip was unwelcome. Didn't hate it, won't buy again though.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 05:06:58 | More by slackattack
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-11-2014 13:36:36 | More by Soterios
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-10-2014 22:35:31 | More by wvbrewcrew
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District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

06-10-2014 18:50:04 | More by DC_Brah
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-09-2014 19:27:03 | More by IAmHollywood13
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-09-2014 18:07:44 | More by srw
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minterro

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a few weeks back at Morgan's Liquor store in Denver, poured into a snifter.

A&S: Beer is a translucent deep garnet color with no lively carbonation coming up. Pours about a finger of off white head and dissipates moderately quickly to a thin ring and some island, gobs of lacing are left once in a while. Aroma is a good mixture of tart and sour. Primarily tart cherries, sangria, along with some yeasty funk.

T&M: The taste is a little less sour than the aroma would lead you to believe. More cherries in the taste. Higher side of carbonation and lower side of body. Very drinkable.

Overall: The is a very solid beer. For sure worth a try. I will probably buy again but not very frequently due to the 5 buck pre bottle price tag.

Serving type: bottle

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Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +30.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-02-2014 02:13:12 | More by Filabee
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-01-2014 20:20:07 | More by ThaJokerWild
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.