Duchess De Bridgeport | Marz Community Brewing

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marz Community Brewing
Illinois, United States
marzbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Southside sour red ale brewed with our proprietary souring bacteria. Duchess De Bridgeport is our take on a Flanders red. Notes of strawberry, dried fruit, and candy-like citric hops intermingle with a round lactic sourness.

Added by enelson on 02-12-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
29
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by ferrari29:
Photo of ferrari29
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
2.3/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

First batch, waxed bottle.

I love the label and I love Maria's, but this is probably the most misguided beer i've had in recent memory. It tastes like a soured American red ale. Can't really make a real Flanders Red without barrel aging part of it either.

Pours a murky orange color with copious foam, a 4 finger head. Lots of lace and a sticky meringue texture to the surface.

Smells like a kids fruit cocktail cup gone rotten. Yuck, this is awful. Overly saccharine sweet syrupy fruit with an off funky lactic note. The aroma is also malty like an Irish or American red, which seems grossly misinterpreted for the style.

Tart and lactic with a weird rotten fruit flavor. Somewhat overcarbonated and prickly. Overattenuated and bland with a sharp lactic sourness. Sour underripe apple, acidic bile. Medium bodied with an aftertaste of mealy apples and spoiled fruit cocktail. Tastes nothing like a Flanders Red.

Just plain strange in a bad way. Sour doesn't automatically equal good. Back to the drawing board...Maybe get some Roeselare yeast next time.

Edit: Tried a sample from the 2nd batch and it wasn't completely off like the first bottle. A bit more crisp and sour, though still fairly odd. Better than the first batch at least. Would try again to see if it improves further.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, no bottled on date present. My first beer from Marz Community Brewing, a self-proclaimed 'sour red ale'. 6.30% abv listed on the bottle. Gold waxed cap.

Poured into a Unibroue La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice garnet red colored body with two to three fingers of fluffy off-white head that doesn't stay long. Some moderate scattered strands of fluffy lacing. Looks alright.

S - The aroma is pretty bland. A soft fruitiness dominates. Lightly sugary. Some traditional red / amber malt content is noticeable. Some type of clove spice? I'm not sure. Strange, and open to interpretation.

T - Good sour / tartness. Bacterial and yeasty on the finish. Notes of fruity mixed berries.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, tart, & dry. Carbonation could stand to be amped up just a tad. Easy-drinking stuff, nonetheless.

Overall, not quite the traditional Flanders red, more of an American sour, but I'd say it hits it's mark.

Marz Community Brewing Duchess De Bridgeport -----3.5/5

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Photo of Inglewood
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice Flanders Red, reminds me of Monks. It could benefit from just a little more tartness and carbonation.

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Photo of drewone
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Illinasia
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Because of the name, I thought this would be all balsamic-fruity like the Bourgogne. Nope. Drier, hoppier, with an earthy funk. Like a really tart oud bruin. Love it.

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Photo of megapyro6
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a chalice. This pours a fairly dark garnet or burgundy color. There is a decent head which fades quickly to lacing.

There was a pretty muted aroma upon my first pour, but it opens up as it warms. It is malty and sweet, with notes of caramel. There is an underlying tartness and earthiness.

The taste is a decently tart red ale. It's tart, with earthy funk. There is a caramel maltiness and some dried fruits. The acidity is mostly lactic, no acetic. Compared to some of the well respected beers of the style, this is a little underwhelming and not super complex.

The mouthfeel is good. Sort of dry, but it fits well.

Overall, this was a fine beer. I'd drink it again, but might not go out of my way to get it. It's not really a Flanders Red, more of a soured red ale. It's lacking the oak, acetic character, and complexity I associate with the style.

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Photo of Chris912
2.73/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

With one foot in the windy city and the other in an oaken flanders vat, a sour, woodsy and fruit filled flavor emerges with a savory, sweet, sour and spicy variety to enliven each and every taste bud on the tongue.

Marz's Duchess de Bridgeport pops on the nose with a brisk cherry and balsamic melange. Peppery, oaky and candied, its scent precedes a dark garnet austere with a frothy blanket of bubbliness. Candied sweetness layers on the tongue with dried black cherry, rum cake and simple toffee.

As the ale trends piquantly sour, its malty base begin to break up and a refreshing fruit and spice combination grips hold of the palate. Dark cherry, dark grape, plum, blackberry, currant, strawberry and dates frame a savory, earhty and slight tar-like taste. With the fragile malt structures still holding strong, a sense of hard candy and cake balance a peppercorn, oak spice and sharp balsamic acidity to close the session.

Bright in taste but dark in color, the beer's stubborn maltiness allows the beer to take on a taste of rootbeer and horehound with a slight finish of licorice and sarsaparilla to accompany the taste and texture of full bodied cabernet, cider and oak aged vinegar even late in the throat. An aftertaste of balsamic and spice cake is medium in length but medium bodied and only medium dry.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poster83nutbag
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kidzord
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kodt
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mush
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Duchess De Bridgeport from Marz Community Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 29 ratings