Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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Reviews by ChillMike:
3.2/5 rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Deep mulberry color with a smaller white head that has a little bit of pink color. It leaves some nice lacing all around the glass.
S: Very odd smell, like a mix of malts with I would say a Syrah/Shiraz smells like. Ahhh hence the aging in oak casks. Not overly impressed with the smell.
T: Very complex tasting beer, super sugary malt flavor, with a sour apple kind of taste with a mix of a champagne and wine mix. A little too sweet for my likings . I like the mix of flavors and it definitely is an interesting taste but this tastes too close to a lambic for my likings.
MF: Very light and bubbly, again almost like champagne. Interesting style for a beer.
D: Pretty drinkable if you're into the style I suppose.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2008 08:18:23 | More by ChillMike
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4.15/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured in tulip glass
Good till: 12/23/2015
App: Pours a small white head that recedes rather quickly leaving a little lacing on the sides. Dark, deep red. You can see straight through it.
Smell: Vinegar. Fruity- Cherry and cranberry and maybe some darker berries in the back. Definitely a pleasant sweetness lurking behind the sour smell. Red wine aspect and some woody notes.
Taste: Sour black cherries. The sourness is at the forefront but very well restrained letting the other flavors shine through in the dry aftertaste. A mixture of a lot of different fruits. Cherry, cranberry, blackberry even some blueberry. Picking up on the tannins that other's are talking about. There's really a lot going on this little beer.
If you've never had Flemish Red or Sour, then this is a good introduction. There's definitely ones that are heavy on the sour side, but not this one. A great blend of sweet and sour and a lot of depth to the taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 14:31:52 | More by truebluebums
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 2,543 ratings.