Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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Reviews by ShayneTrayne:
4.69/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from bottle into Spiegelau tulip.
A - Very dark amber/brown. Head never built, and quickly dissipated into a ring around the glass.
S - Mostly vinegar with some apple cider sweetness/sourness following. Mild musty smell hiding under the latter.
T - Semi-ripened Ranier cherry dominating the taste. A touch of vinegar bitterness/sourness comes through after initial fruitiness. Musty malts playing in the mix. Somewhat vinous. In ways, I'm reminded of Scrumpy's apple cider.
M - Light and slightly carbonated with fizzy bubbles.
O - This is my first beer in this style, so I'm not entirely sure of what to think of it. All I know is what I've written and that this is truly a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2013 07:30:45 | More by ShayneTrayne
More User Reviews:
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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