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Monks Cafe - Flemish Red Sour
« on: March 27, 2014, 04:03:56 PM »
Picked up a 4 pack of this blended Flanders Red and it tastes quite good to me.  The sourness is minimal, but there is a nice Brett aftertaste, with some fresh, tart cherry-like up-front sweet/sour interplay present.  Not funky-horsey at this point, but if it sat longer, who knows how far the Brett might go?  I just don't think this 4-pack will ever get to know...my willpower is not that strong.  A nice, but somewhat reasonably priced Flanders Red - at $19 for four 11.2 oz bottles
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Re: Monks Cafe - Flemish Red Sour
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 04:58:40 AM »
In bottles it seems to be hit or miss.  On tap at Monk's Café in Philly, it's just plain awesome!
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Re: Monks Cafe - Flemish Red Sour
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 05:38:55 AM »
I'm pretty sure that beer is pasteurized and backsweetened so it won't get more sour or funky with time.
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Re: Monks Cafe - Flemish Red Sour
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 06:54:08 AM »
I thought it was good, if a bit tame. I think the four pack is $15 at my liquor store. Not sure I would pay for them again, but if someone were to offer me one...
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Re: Monks Cafe - Flemish Red Sour
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 09:27:41 AM »
In bottles it seems to be hit or miss.  On tap at Monk's Café in Philly, it's just plain awesome!

Very true.  I had a bottle with lunch once at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.  That was pretty cool too.
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Re: Monks Cafe - Flemish Red Sour
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 02:10:43 PM »
I'm pretty sure that beer is pasteurized and backsweetened so it won't get more sour or funky with time.

I could see that being the case with the blend - stop it in its tracks to get more consistency out of the batch.  In that case I would have let the funk go a little more before back sweetening and hitting the binders.
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Re: Monks Cafe - Flemish Red Sour
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 03:56:41 PM »
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