Flemish Sour Ale | Monks Café

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3.94 w/ 36 ratings

Brewed by:
Monks Café

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cjgiant on 03-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by guityler83:
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3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured in a snifter glass the foam created a one finger head, fine bubbles, tan in color. The beer is a dark brown, redish color that has great clarity.

S: Tart cherry aroma with vinegar and some woody undertones. No hop aroma. A slight bread crust note.

T: The vinegar flavor doesn't transfer to the flavor (good thing), Woody flavor, tart cherry pie filling, raspberry notes. bready and biscuit notes. balance is on the sweeter side, but its not cloying just nice.

M: A dry finish with moderate carbonation. The tartness is medium and the tannins from the wood add a slight astringency.

O: A very drinkable sour, not super sour or harshness. I would recommend this as an entry level sour. easily accessible and some nice woody flavors to go with the tartness.

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4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I bought this on draught at the Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA. It was a deep crimson red with a nice tannish head that sank bit by bit into the liquid, leaving a gentle bubbly mixture on top. The aroma was earthy, with just that hint of tartness I was expecting. When I tasted it, my taste buds just exploded. Now, I should be honest and say I haven't really tried sour ales before, so I had no real comparison to go on at the time. But that initial taste was enough to tell me I had found a real winner. It has a smooth texture to it, and it lingers on the tongue for quite a while. I like the medieval appeal of this ale, and I would definitely get it again and again. It was a real treat.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Flemish Sour Ale from Monks Café
Beer rating: 83.3% out of 100 with 36 ratings
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