Monks Cafe Flemish Sour

Monks Cafe Flemish Sour, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

A: An opaque reddish-brown color with an red-tinted foam which quickly subsides.

S: Full of sour cherries, vinegar, and oak. Some hints of sweetness coming through the pungent and strong aromas.

T: The taste is quite similar to the smell. The oak flavor is very prominent, dark fruits too. The vinegar component is a somewhat muted, compared to the aroma. Overall, the beer is tart, but not overwhelmingly so not to be compared with American sours.

M: The beer is medium in body with a dry finish, and mild astringency. Dry

D: The flavors are good and well balanced, another sour that you could drink more than one. Comes in a four pack for right around $10 so a good deal too.

De Proefbrouwerij Zoetzuur Flemish Ale

A: Pours a light amber brown with some haze.

S: Plenty of sour cherries on the front with a bit of vinegar, some lactic notes, and a hint of malt sweetness as well.

T: A ton acidity and some vinegar. Good cherry notes along with a bit of sweetness that goes well with the sourness. Not too much oak, but a decent dryness with some tannins

M: The body is medium with a very lively carbonation and a dry finish.

D: A nice example of the style, not the best from them but not bad either. Was looking for something more sour but maybe it would age into that. Would buy again

Serving type: bottle