Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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4.24/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
11.2 oz bottle (best before 14/06/2014) poured into a Tulip glass.
Appearance: Clear deep red-brown with a thick rocky light tan head. Lots of persistent lacing (strands and islands) all over the glass.
Smell: Sour & tart cherry. A hint of mustiness.
Taste: Tart/sour fruit up front (a combination of cherry with maybe a splash of citrus), then a sweet middle that was a clean sugary flavor, then a tart/sour finish, again fruity. This may be one of the most well balanced beers I've ever had - with the flavors complimenting each other just right.
Mouthfeel: Airy, soft, dry. It's there and then it's gone - it's almost like it evaporates away after the swallow.
Overall / Drinkability: A very interesting full flavor beer. Full of contrasts, but balanced and not overpowering despite being sour. Complimented a full-flavor dinner (Chicken + 40 cloves) very nicely and was good to savor after the meal. A very nice beer overall but for me a one and done. It's good, but one glass is enough. Another bottle or another glass would be too much - one per evening is enough. I could easily have this again though, just not in one sitting.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 23:46:06 | More by damndirtyape
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