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Day #200! – Bourgogne des Flandres

July 20, 2011

Holy crap it’s day 200!!!  I never imagined I would make it to this point, and it seriously does not feel like it’s been that long at all.  I have had so much fun doing this, and want to thank everyone for the continued support in reading my blog.  To date I have received over 10,000 views and that’s amazing!   Thanks guys.

Bourgogne des Flandres

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Bourgogne des Flandres is a Belgian beer from Timmermans.  They are based out of Itterbeek, Belgium and are known for making other quality fruit beers.  This one how ever is classified as a Sour Ale/Wild Ale.  They have said to have aged it in oak barrels to improve the flavor and also to give it a touch of sourness.

This beer is gorgeous. There’s no other way of describing it. It almost looks like a glass of wine; effective with the glass it is served in. The appearance is a deep ruby red color. Gently swirling the beer reveals sticky legs that run down the edge of the glass. It has a very light ring of white carbonation but otherwise is lacking. Not surprising and accurate to the style. The light is hitting my glass just right that it is projecting a lovely ruby dot onto the bartop. It’s pretty cool!

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Aroma is lots of dark fruit. I can smell sour cherries, plum and light grape. There is a light tartness to this as well; acidic and belies it’s true style.

The flavor however is not as sour as one might expect. It has a gentle tartness with some sweeter notes of dark fruit and malts. As this beer warms it develops an interesting flavor of maple syrup. I like this, but honestly would not drink more than one at a time.

Cheers to the next 100!

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