Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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4.2/5 rDev +1%
Poured from a 330 mL. capped bottle (Best Before 09/11/2013) into a tulip glass.
A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger tan-colored head atop a clear cherry brown body with a great torrent of carbonation bubbles surging from the center of the glass. After about a minute-and-a-half, the head dissipates to a thick dusting and thick foam ring. Some decent lacing can be seen clinging to the glass throughout consumption.
Sour and slightly funky, the nose is primarily vinegar and wet wood. Notes of sour apples, black cherries, and raspberry soda are also noticeable.
Each sip starts with sweet and tart flavors of black cherries, raspberries, oak, and just a bit of barnyard funk. Swallowing the beer only increases the sour level and invites flavors of raspberry and cherry candy similar to Jolly Ranchers. These flavors may fade over time but they stick on the palate and linger indefinitely between sips.
Medium bodied with excessive carbonation, this beer fizzes like Alka Seltzer in Dr. Pepper. The body is full enough to allow the flavors to not only register on the taste buds but to stick around for a good bit as well. However, the body never becomes sticky or coating, thanks to the effervescent carbonation. Despite all the fizzing, the carbonation really doesn't detract from the experience much and really helps to keep this beer really drinkable.
03-07-2012 05:47:31 | More by output01x
1.48/5 rDev -64.4%
This beer pours a beautiful, bold ruby red with no head but long lasting lace. It's aroma is of dark fruit, musty hay, and yeast. The flavor is mainly sour cherries with a yeasty, bread-like note. The mouthfeel is full with a warming finish. Duchesse De Bourgogne is an okay beer, very filling but a good representation of the style. Slightly recommended.
03-05-2012 03:51:33 | More by B967ierhunter177
2.4/5 rDev -42.3%
A- deep amber color, very clear, with a good amount of white head.
S- vinegar, sour, cherries, raspberries
T- buttery, like the smell otherwise.
M- good mouthfeel and carbonation.
O- i do not care for this beer too much. im a big fan of other flanders but this one does not do it for me. Dont think that i will be having this again.
03-02-2012 04:45:22 | More by vobr0002
3.4/5 rDev -18.3%
A: Deep amber color, good clarity, small amount of white head.
S: mmm great smell. Smells of cherry warhead candies and that's my favorite type of sour beer! Good hint of wine smell too.
T: Has a great bubbly, cherry initial flavor that excited me. The aftertaste is almost nutty and does not fit with the beer at all. Finish is disappointing...
M: Good bubbly, carbonated mouth feel, light on the tongue.
O: I like every other factor of this beer but the final taste. Too bad because everything else is going well for it.
03-02-2012 04:43:53 | More by TVolt1
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
Had this at iTap in Soulard. From February notes.
Poured into a tulip glass.
A very dark ruby color with a thin 0.5 inch head that is off white and quite dense. It recedes very quickly to a nice ring but leaves some sticky lacing as the beer goes down.
Aroma is delicious. Sweet cherry notes mixed in with some slight vinegar notes. Red wine vinegar notes with some delicious vinous tartness. Slight Chardonnay and white wine note sweetness is also perceived. There is some slight leathery notes with some funk and slight wood character.
The flavor is a winner. THis brew is a delicious Flanders. Sweet cherry notes with nice fruit juice tartness as well. Very balanced. Slight red wine vinegar notes with some apple juice and nice vinous character. The brew is delicious at warmer temps and this was served at the perfect temperature. Very delicious. Not too sour and palette killing but sour enough to be interesting and yummy with some nice sweet undertones to keep it in check. Mouthfeel is fluffy and clean.
Very good sour. One of my favorites in fact.
02-28-2012 01:26:16 | More by JoEBoBpr
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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