Brouwerij Verhaeghe | Duchesse Cherry

Brouwerij Verhaeghe | Duchesse Cherry

Duchesse Cherry is a blend of 1 and 2 year-old Duchesse de Bourgogne with local, sour cherries added to the maturing beer. The malt beverage is aged in oak casks, and utilizing whole cherries from the Limburg region of Belgium, as opposed to cherry syrup that is sometimes used in cherry beer production, Duchesse Cherry truly lives up to its name. (Source: Extracted from the brewery's social network.)

  • Beer: Duchesse Cherry
  • Style: Flanders Red Ale (23B. Flanders Red Ale)
  • ABV: 6.8%
  • IBU: N/A
  • Brewery:
  • Look: ruby color, transparent, with great formation of a white head;
  • Aroma: there is some resemblance with the aroma of the original Duchesse, bringing barn and leathery notes. Light acidity, along with some red fruit fruitiness (reminding of raspberry or cherry), is present as well.
  • Taste: the sip, unlike the original Duchesse, starts really sweet, bringing red fruit notes, reminding of currant, strawberry and cherry. A light, but persistent acidity, follows closely the fruity sweetness, in a balanced set. The barn notes are present, but in a very shy way, complementing the beer’s taste profile.
  • Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, medium-high carbonation and a dry and short finish;
  • Overall: What a great fruited Flanders Red Ale this beer is. Really balanced and with a high drinkability, despite the style. Maybe it’s a good beer to introduce a newbie to the Flanders Red Ale world.
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