Duchesse De Bourgogne (Brouwerij Verhaeghe)
Brewery : Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Beer : Duchesse De Bourgogne
Style : Flanders Red Ale / Sour
Variance : None
9.5 / 10
I just realized that I’ve been neglecting one of my favorite styles of beer for a while now so this was absolutely the perfect way to dive back into sours. This beer honestly makes me happier than Josh Duggar at a family reunion sitting at the kids table (deal with it they all fucking suck). This was one of the first few sours I had the pleasure of trying during my ongoing beer career and it really kind of set the bar as to what I expect from the style. This beer has more going on with it’s flavor than the plot of Memento but unlike that movie, this is something I don’t mind having to try over and over to really get it. It starts with a great almost cherry like sweetness that has a slight hint of oak that turns into a piercing sour note that makes you look like you just ate all the sugar at the bottom of a sour patch kids bag in the middle before changing back into a mellow sweetness that follows through to the end. This brew goes through more changes than a Tupac song (get it?) and it really is an experience all beer drinkers should experience. Recommended to all levels of beer drinkers whether new or old to the style and if I were you I’d stop reading now and get your ass to the beer store pronto. Cheers!
Written by: Steve B.