Navigation Menu
Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale

Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale

By on Oct 23, 2012 in Flanders Oud Bruin, Sour Ales | 0 comments

Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale

Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale

Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale is brewed for the apropos named Monk’s Cafe in Philly by Van Steenberge brewery from Ghent, Belgium. Although it is specifically brewed for the cafe, this brew is widely available for bottle purchase. Now, I love sours for their outrageous flavor profiles and funky aromas. They are the stinky-foot cheeses of the beer world, and guess how I feel about stinky cheese? I eagerly purchased the bottle at the always well-stocked Good Food Store in Missoula, Montana.

Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale Particulars
5.5% ABV
~25 IBU (very subtle IBUs)

Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale Notes
Appearance: Coppery-red in color with a two-finger white head that persisted.
Aroma: Very reminiscent of sour cherries with balsamic vinegar
Mouthfeel: The sourness couples well with the heavy carbonation. Very cleansing on the palette.
Taste: Cherries and pineapple with a lactic bite.
Overall: Wonderfully funky and interesting. The flavor profile is unlike other Flanders Oud Bruins I have tasted, but it not a Flemish Red Ale either. Monk’s Café is simply in a class of its own, and definitely worth the price of $2.79 of bottle.

Good Food Store
[google-map-v3 width="100%" height="300" zoom="12" maptype="roadmap" mapalign="center" directionhint="false" language="default" poweredby="false" maptypecontrol="false" pancontrol="false" zoomcontrol="true" scalecontrol="false" streetviewcontrol="false" scrollwheelcontrol="false" draggable="true" tiltfourtyfive="false" addmarkermashupbubble="false" addmarkermashupbubble="false" addmarkerlist="1600 S 3rd Street West Missoula, MT 59801{}bar.png{}Good Food Store" bubbleautopan="true" showbike="false" showtraffic="false" showpanoramio="false"]

Leave a Reply