Brouwerij Van Steenberge Monk’s Cafe

Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Meetjesland, Belgium
Brewed for: Monk’s Cafe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Flemish Sour Ale
5.5% ABV
bottle

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~ by nininja on December 22, 2010.

4 Responses to “Brouwerij Van Steenberge Monk’s Cafe”

  1. cool video. Better than the not-so-sour ale it describes. This stuff gets sweet real fast. As Gertrude Stein said, “There’s not enough there there.”

    • very good post, aurally!

    • @kUg

      I’m pretty sure that the G.Stein quote is “there is no there there” in reference to returning after years abroad to an Oakland, CA she no longer recognized. I think we can both agree that this beer is more like a sidestreet hotel with magnificent curtains than a longed-for childhood home.

      I agree that the sweetness really catches up quickly.

  2. Mine was a paraphrase. No (Steinian) excuse for it being in quotes. A sour ale is a sour ale is a sour ale.

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