Thursday, June 20, 2013

Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale

One of the things we pride ourselves on at Seattle's Duck Island Ale House  is our beer selections, both on tap and in bottles.  Yes, we only have 27 beer selections on tap and The Taphouse has 140 something, but we believe we source only the best – really good, high end, sometimes hard to find beers – IPA’s, Stout’s, a Pale Ale or two.  Either way, we deliver great beer.  We also have great bottled beers, and a lot of them, including this one:  Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale which Beer Advocaters rate a worthy 87, out of a massive 1,639 ratings.  A great rating for a great beer!  They actually don’t qualify it as “great”…they qualify it as “very good”, but we won’t split hairs.  If the flavor doesn't make this beer great in your book, the $4.75 price tag certainly will.

Some notes on this high quality beer you can try at Duck Island anytime. 

Taste: Mildy tart sour ale. Light bodied with a lactic/sour nose and a bit of sweet and sour in the finish. Very refreshing!

Style: Flemmish Red/Brown Belgian Ale. 
Brewed in Philadelphia, for Monk’s Café.  It’s “Oud Bruin” in style which is a traditional blend of young and old beers.  It pours a “dark and bubbly amber brown” 

Check out a very cool video at the bottom of this page here:

Read some of the favorable reviews here

A little trivia - Monk’s Café is also the name of the fictional coffee shop in Seinfeld.  


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