Belgian-style Red Ale
94 Duchesse de Bourgogne, Brouwerij Verhaeghe (Belgium). 6% ABV (5/06)
Red, burnished dark copper color with a frothy manila head. Sweet caramel, spice, tart apple skin and cider vinegar aromas. A racy, zesty entry leads to a sweet and bracingly tart medium-to full bodied palate with caramel apples, cider vinegar, vanilla and brown spices. Finishes with a caramel and sour apple skin fade. A challenging but very rewarding beer that is a great example of a naturally soured Flemish red ale.