Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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4.65/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured a nice ruby red in my Belgian glass at an awesome beer bar...head was pretty nice, about a finger thick. Decent staying power and lacing.
Smell has the typical lactic, typical vinegar smell of a sour there, but it isn't overpowering and it is also met with a sweet berry fruit aroma as well in tandem. Very inviting. Soft on the nose.
The taste....ah, really a thing of beauty. In fact, if I were to introduce somebody to sours, this is likely what I'd give them. That is not necessarily because it's a beginner beer persay, but because it has such a wonderful balance to it that some other sours really just don't have. While some sours are like drinking straight vinegar, this has more complexity and balance to it, which makes it an incredibly easy drink. I get a nice sweet fruitiness, perhaps of cherries predominately and maybe a hint of cranberry in there, upfront....along with a lactic tartness that I'd describe as perhaps half as sour as many of the new sours I've had that I think are going out of their way to be as sour as possible. Again, easy going. Never makes me grimace, always whets my palate for the next drink. That mix between the sweet berries/cherries and the lactic tartness is so well done, I really can't say enough.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2013 02:39:11 | More by NODAK
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4.49/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Beautifully red in color under a persistent ring of foam. Early effervescence quickly comes to a halt.
S- Scents of delicious fruit on the sweet but not cloying side.
T- Perfect level of fruit and sour components. Sweetness is perfectly restrained.
M- Pleasant puckering effect causes a desire to quickly revisit the next sip. Smooth drinking.
O- Glad that I broadened my horizons with this one, it's a really well rounded drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 21:16:51 | More by EdwardK77
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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