Duchesse De Bourgogne

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Name: Duchesse De Bourgogne.
Style: Flanders Red
From: Br. Verhaeghe Vichte. Vichte, Belgium
ABV: 6.2%

Appearance: A deep reddish brown colour, a little hazy, with a medium sized, long lasting beige head and some nice lacing.
Aroma: A very nice mix of cherry, raspberry, a little bit of oak and the really fancy, thick balsamic vinegar.
Taste: Tart but not sour. Taste is much like the nose, cherry and raspberry with some raisin and oak, and a lightly sweet tasting finish of balsamic

Overall: A nice blend of flavours that are a lot closer to something grape based than grain based. I quite like it, but definitely not something I’d want more than one of in a sitting.

What they say:
“Duchesse de Bourgogne” is an ale of mixed fermentation. It is a sweet-fruity ale with a pleasant fresh aftertaste. This ale is brewed with roasted malts and with hops with a low bitterness. After the main fermentation and the lagering , the “Duchesse de Bourgogne” matures further for many months in oak casks. The tannins in the oak give the “Duchesse de Bourgogne” its fruity character. “Duchesse de Bourgogne” has a full, sweet and fresh taste : it is a ruby red jewel of 6.2 % alc. vol., that best is served in a chalice-shaped glass between 8 and 12°C. A perfect beer.

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