Duchesse De Bourgogne

This was pretty much exactly what I thought it would be.
If you were brought up like I was, in an area of England renowned for its cider production, then this will remind you very much of a dry, genuine “scrumpy” farmhouse cider. The only difference being the dark mahogany colored body, and the slightly less crisp feel that you would associate with those rural ciders.
Small head that quickly disappears, this beer is not really something you are going to drink much of, more a mood beer, or perhaps something good for a thirst quenching moment. Color and deep body are attractive, with a sour twang and associated apple aromas. Light vinegar and sweet and sour notes blend perfectly to produce a delicate and striking beer.
Mouthfeel is fruit like, but lacks the crispness of a cider.
Definitely an odd ball from the usual range of tastes and beer experiences, but much, much easier to drink than the related(?), pure Lambic style. Worth a try, but certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste.

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06/16/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.15
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