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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 2291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Duchesee de Bourgogne is the traditional top fermented reddish-brown ale from the West-Flanders region of Belgium. This refined ale also known as "The Burgundies of Belgium" is a blend of 8 and 18 months old ales following careful maturation in oak casks. 100% natural and unpasteurized.


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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matthewjk (889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
poured from 11.2oz "mini" bottle - What can I say to do this beer justice? It is f’n fantastic on all appreciable levels. The sour apple and plum; the rich mahogany hues; the biting sour finish. This is the real deal of sours right here. This Duchesse imparts a smooth, lactose creaminess paired with a welcomed sourness. It really is one of the best of its kind.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bygers (680) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a hazy brown colour with a frothy white head. Aromas of cereal, herbs and barnyard. Taste of tart apple, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (472) - - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a dark red. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is a great balance of sweet and tart.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1931) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft at the Distillery. Pours dark brown with copper undertones. Tastes like sour cherries, plums, vinegar, and alcohol. Light body and low.carbonation. smells like apple cider.vinegar and white vinegar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2056) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Nice Flemmish sour beer. Taste of oak, old hops and sour fruits. I like it, but it’s more toned down than other beers of this style. Perhaps they did it to sell more of it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (81) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
First sour I have tried. Transparent, dark ruby-brown, plenty of bubbles. Smells exactly like red wine (leathery tannins, fermented grapes). Taste is slightly sweet, balsamic vinaigrette; sourness builds up as you keep sipping. Crisp, fizzy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1395) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish/brown with a decent light tan head. Aroma is sweet/sour fruit and a bit of funk. Taste is caramel malt, sour fruit and the odd funkiness that wild yeast brings to the table. Mustiness of old cloth is there as well, yet this remains a well balanced tasty brew. One of the better sours out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2049) - GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle brown, hazy, frothy, white foam, cereal, herbs, barnyard, basement aromas, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fluxing (265) - POLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Warka 2015-10-16. Kolor bordowy, dosc mocno zmetnione. Piana bardzo obfita, powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe i piekny lejsing. Niestety piwo bylo przegazowane, gushing i te sprawy. W zapachu spora slodycz, dzikosc, czerwone wino, lekka slodowosc i karmelowosc, suszone i kandyzowane owoce, lekki zmywacz do paznokci, lekki alkohol. W smaku pelne, oleiste, lekko slodkawe i karmelowe, kwasnosc na srednim poziomie, reszta smaku to powtorka z aromatu. Odczucie w ustach nieprzyjemne, zaklejajace i piekaco-drapiace w gardle, bardzo nieprzyjemne, pijalnosc spada prawie do zera. Wysycenie wysokie.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonnyConga (70) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Pours dark and cloudy but looking through into a light a lovely deep ruby red beer appears. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is amazing. Fruity, cherry and sour apple with a tart clean finish. Very refreshing and drinkable. Really like this beer. Surprised. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBHansen (76) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle @ Ørsteds ølbar: Pours dark red with low off-white head and low carbonation. Aroma contains cherries, berries, vinegar, wine and raisins. medium, body, medium sweetness and lightly sour, overall very refreshing


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