Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
United Kingdom (England)
4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Dark copper, not particularly red. Nice though. Can almost see through it. Small but sustained off-white head comprising bubbles of various sizes.
S: The typical components of a Belgian dark ale with vinegar added.
T: Oh, my. Very complex. It's fairly sweet but balanced with sourness but not as sour as I was expecting. There's strong balsamic vinegar at the forefront then chocolate, cola and some coriander seed. In the aftertaste there's plum tea and a delicate green grape flavour that lingers for a long time afterwards, quite reminiscent of Remy Martin VSOP. Alcohol is completely imperceptible. From the dregs I get a touch of ginger beer.
M: A soft effervescence. Sort of foamy but not saturated with air. Ever so slightly sticky.
O: A quality beer but not something I'd drink often.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2013 12:08:00 | More by Hoppsbabo
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4.26/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliant amber with a frothy beige head. Tart cherry and acetic acid open the aroma, with toasted oak and vinous qualities adding complexity. Flavor is very acetic, with toasted barrel drying out the finish. Tart cherries and balsamic vinegar are evident. Puckeringly sour, with cherry lingering in the finish. Slightly spicy, phenolic aftertaste.
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 02:20:08 | More by barczar
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Though it's a great bargain at $13 a bottle, Duchesse ran into the same issue as many craft beers. Despite being one of my favorites not five years ago, the last few years have been much sweeter and has lost that perfect balance of sweet and sour. Get back to your roots Duchesse, we miss you already!
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 18:38:50 | More by Brettanomaestro
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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