Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne (250ml Bottle)
Duchesee de Bourgogne is the traditional top fermented reddish-brown ale from the West-Flanders region of Belgium. This refined ale also known as "The Burgundies of Belgium" is a blend of 8 and 18 months old ales following careful maturation in oak casks. 100% natural and unpasteurized.
Pours a black cherry red with a prominent head. Aroma has some red wine qualities and lots of different fruits. Tough to decipher, to be honest. Quite the surprise when it hits the mouth: an initial bitterness suddenly bursts into sweetness. Very intriguing and something I could probably enjoy in limited quantities.
Sour ale is a broad spectrum of wild ales, from the fruity and acetic Flanders Red Ales and Oud Bruins, to the experimental ales gaining popularity in the United States which use lactobacillus, brettanomyces and pediococcus in new and wild ways.