Salty Bitches

7 Jul

Duchesse de Bourgogne

I stumbled upon this great little snack while packing for a hiking trip and wanted something to celebrate, imbibe and munch on at the summit.  Thus, the beautiful pairing of the sour ale Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne and salty cashews.

The aroma reminded me of rotting trash and at first sip so did the flavor. Further sips revealed sour cherries, dark fruits, apricot and vanilla. Incredibly smooth on the palate, absolutely no kick at the end. Much too sweet for me, almost could be considered a dessert beer in the same vein as dessert wines.  However, the slightly sweet/nutty and super salty character of the cashews really made this a refreshing snack after a long sweaty hike.

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