Monk's Café Sour Brown

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Type: Flanders Oud Bruin
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  • 6.00% 
  • 816/3686 
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We blend young and old beers to make this mildy tart sour ale. Light bodied with a lactic/sour nose and a bit of sweet and sour in the finish. Very refreshing!

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Reviews: 2

  • Nov 17, 2013
    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Ohio Beer Lovers
    3.6
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    The color is attractive. As close to brown as red can get. However, the giant chunks of sediment are a bit off-putting. Aggressive carbonation tingles on the the tongue. This is, indeed, sour, but not unpleasantly so. A touch of caramel and even a fruity finish. But sour is by far the dominating note.

    I feel like this is going to be a hit or miss. You'll love it or hate it, depending on your individual feelings toward sourness.
  • Jun 26, 2012
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.5
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    [Best served in a Tulip glass]

    The pour was a murky dark reddish brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that receded down to a thin cap, which did create some excellent sheeting of lacing.

    The aroma was of a funky horse blanket Belgian yeast and a dark bread malt with notes of dark fruit (black cherries, plums and grapes) and a mild red wine.

    The taste was sweet and a tad tart with a big dose of dark fruit throughout and a strong winey sour yeast presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with a fruity sour wine finish.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and semi-dry in texture with a good strong carbonation.

    Overall a very satisfying Wild Ale with just enough fruitiness, which allowed for a robust fruity beginning and a slight wine finish...

    Serving type: 11.2oz Bottle