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

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Monk's Café Flemish Sour AleMonk's Café Flemish Sour Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by nomad on 06-19-2003

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a pint glass. Dark brown with a tan head. Really easy drinking, not too tart. A good summer beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Brown with a red tinge and a thin head with strong carbonation.

Smell: Sour cherries, apple vinegar with a little oak maybe.

Taste and mouthfeel: Like a homemade cherry pop, with a touch of vinegar, not my thing but probably good for the style. You can taste the wood immediately then its blocked, by tannins perhaps.

Drinkability: Only a curiosity for me. A very occasional treat.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz. brown bottle, purchased at Hyde Park Wine and Spirits, poured into a snifter. Notes.

A: Pours a deppish brown, flaming ruby in the light. Moderate frothy head with good retention and clumps of lacing.

S: Lots of sour and tart fruits. Funky, light cheese. Added fruity esters. Very clean sourness. Light grains.

T/M: sour and tart fruits, cherries, strawberries, red apple, light peach and plum. Very lactic. Some apple cider vinegar, not too much. Light grains, some wheat. Body is medium with good carbonation. Pretty dry finish.

D: Refreshing, drinkable, and only $3 a bottle :)

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,986 ratings