Monday, December 10, 2012

Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping on by!  Tonight I am opening a bottle of Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale.  From the Monk's Cafe website, this Flemish Sour Ale is brewed in Belgium by the Van Steenberge brewery, specifically for Monk's Cafe.  The bottle contains this description of the beer:  "We blend young and old beers to make this mildly sour sour ale.  Light bodied with a lactic/sour nose and a bit of sweet and sour in the finish.  Very refreshing!" 

Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale
Brewery Van Steenberge
No ABV on bottle, Untappd says 5.5%
Best by:  Unable to quickly determine, only an indiscernible code printed on the label

Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale pours a magnificent brown with a large, foamy off-white head.  The head subsided in a few minutes, but left a nice spot of fluff on top of the beer.  The aroma is tart and fruity, containing smells of cherries and raisins.  A little bit of vinegar, too.  Sipping on this beer, the flavor is full of fruits like cherries and raisins, and is a little bit sweet and tart at the same time.  There is also a hint of honey and/or caramel in the background.  This was a light, easy drinking beer, with average carbonation.

Overall:  I was quite impressed with my adventure into Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale.  As the bottle says, it is very refreshing, and has a unique, tart, fruity taste.  It makes me want to take a trip to Monk's in Philly, and try this on tap.  I would drink this beer over and over again!

Have you had this Flemish Sour Ale?  What did you think?  Let me know in the comments!

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