Originally Posted by Calder
Monk's Cafe Flemish Red is made by Van Steenberge, Belgium. It is supposed to be their BIOS - Vlaamse Bourgogne bottled under a private label. I like it. It sells for $3 a bottle locally.
Yep, that's the one. I'm sure it is very good for people who like sours because they did seem very proud of it. I guess my taste buds weren't ready for the style however and with this being my first sour I was not a big fan.
But with that said, I'd gladly try it again tomorrow if I lived in Philadelphia to see if I like it any better. That place was absolutely great! I had several fantastic Belgian beers to help me wash down my bucket of steamed mussels. Mmmmmmmmmm, mussels and beer!
It was funny because I had never heard of the place, but when we got back my local Specs had this same beer on the shelf! And they even had a little story underneath the shelf that told the story about how Monk's got that Vlaamse brewery to brew it for them. Once again, they are very proud of that beer.
Anyways, my beer tastes decent and maybe just a touch sour. I might keg it soon to get it off the yeast cake and see what happens. I'll report back if my nut brown ale turns into a Monk's Flemish Red!