Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
S: Single 11.2 ounce bottle from shelve of local beer section in natural market. It was the last bottle. I thought about picking it up last week during a haul, but hesitated due to the price tag. Luckily she was still there when I returned and a friend of mine who is a local distributor sang her praises.
Appearance: Darkish red ( sadly the tulip style glasses i used were a very dark glass, its possible my perception of the color could be off due to this.) Very frothy voluminous white head.
Smell: As this was aged in oak casks for a bit i could definitely smell notes of that.
Taste: Exceptionally complex, with a very mild bitterness and slight sour acidity. I sipped on this with dinner and finished off with pairing it with fruit later. This beer pairs amazing with fruit, especially pineapple.
Mouthfeel: slightly carbonated in texture, but almost smooth like a cider. the froth on the head is composed of very fine bubbles.
Overall: Definitely a win! I will definitely add this beer to my rotation of Belgians as it deserves no less.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2012 02:35:50 | More by devlishdamsel
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle form a sampler box of Belgian beers.
Dark ruby red in the glass with a white(ish) head.
Vinious, dark fruits, green apple, a hint of (balsamic) vinegar and oak.
Very fruity. Red fruits. It is a rather sweet beer but with a good tartness to it, as per the style. It then finishes with a surprisingly bready maltiness. Very different this style is indeed. Not much vinegar in the taste fortunatly. Not unlike red wine actually, but without the awefullness.
It is rather full bodied and has plenty of carbonation.
Overall a very interesting beer. And a good one at that but very different from you average beer. This is much more vinious and tart that nearly all beer styles out there.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 18:58:15 | More by IPA35
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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