Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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Reviews by WoogityBoogity:
4.55/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Dark reddish/brown color. Brilliantly clear. Semi-thick head that slowly dissipates.
S - Definitely a complex fruitiness. Cherry ester presence; maybe apples or plums? Few spicy phenols.
T - Intense fruitiness from cherries with intense sour acidic character. Few spicy phenols. No hop presence. Vanilla flavor is present. Sour and bitterness gives balance slightly towards finish.
M - Medium body with high carbonation. Prickly acidity and very little warming from ABV.
D - Superb palate of various fruit and spice notes. Sweet and sour notes accentuate the few spicey phenols.
What a stupendous beer! Complex palate and very well executed. Drinkability makes this a sipping beer, however.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2009 01:51:03 | More by WoogityBoogity
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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 2,534 ratings.