Monday, June 29, 2009
Monk's Cafe - Flemish Sour Red Ale
The first time I had a sour ale was a few years ago while I was bartending. It was made in the states and was very light in both color and body. The only way I was able to kill the keg was by giving out free tastings. Of course I would not tell people what it was and I would revel in their immense discomfort. There is nothing like some good ol' fashioned schadenfreude. Today, however, the joke is on me. I purchased this sour ale thinking it would be the same in color and body but Monk's Cafe is a deep red, thick ass beer. As it says on the label, it has a lactose/sour taste but it is also kind of spicy. This beer is everything it is supposed to be but it tastes like shit to me. In my lady's words, "That is disgusting; That is not beer." 1 out of 5. Drink it if you dare.