Saturday, September 21, 2013

Review: Duchesse De Bourgogne

Duchesse De Bourgogone
6.0% ABV
Brouwerij Berhoegle, Vichte, Belgium
11.2 oz btl
Served in St. Bernardus goblet
Date on bottle: Best before 2/14/15
Reviewed on 8/30/13

This Flanders red ale pours a dark reddish brown color with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly.  Mild lacing.

Smell has berries, honey, mild malt, alcohol, citrus, sour fruit, floral and herbal notes, hint of hops.

Taste has sour berries, honey, fresh flowers, alcohol, citrus, peaches, touch of malt, touch of hops, tart fruit.

Mouthfeel is sour and bitter on the palate with good citrusy tartness on the tongue.

Overall, this is a tasty Flanders red ale that has great sour ale type flavors and overall is quite refreshing.  I've had this before on tap and it was much more lively and flavorful then, but this is till quite flavorful.  My first foray into the sour realm and it's a nice one.  Perfect for a relaxing weekend afternoon.

My score: 92

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