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Sour Beer?

wawajb | | May 1, 2007 01:46 PM

Last summer at a Monks, Belgium-centric bar/restaurant in Philadelphia, I had a 'sour ale' for the first time ever. I ordered in desperation when faced with an entire bar backed with beer coolers full of things I couldn't prounonce (it was the tap right in front of my bar stool) and I LOVED it. It was perfectly refreshing on a rather hot sticky day in the city and I've been thinking about it ever since.

This is the description from the online menu:

Monk's Café Flemish Sour
Brewed in Belgium exclusively for Monk's Café. A refreshing and quaffable ale with medium body. Red color. Crisp finish with a distinctive sourness.

Could somebody direct me to a similar beer that would be fairly widely available?
(I'm in the DC/Baltimore area if that has a bearing on what I'd be able to get my hands on)

If you couldn't tell, I'm a bit clueless when it comes to beer. I'm a Yuengling branching out into things that aren't brewed less than an hour drive from my place of birth is a bit new. ;-) Who's got a helping hand to get me into the wide world of non-standard beers?