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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spartacux23 (1) - - APR 24, 2016 does not count
Une de mes bières préférées, un gout unique et la plus belle étiquette que je connaisse

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Aroma is cherry, fruity but solid oak backbone. Looks brown red in the glass. Little head. Taste is like aroma. Palate is a bit light and watery. Carbonation is not very smooth. I like this as a sour beer before the sour thing started: it’s tart but the focus is on a balanced beer not an oh my god gimmky sour its so tart crap fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Studoffsky (90) - POLAND - APR 23, 2016
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Butelka. Klasyczny przyk?ad "smaku nabytego". Aromat octowy z dalek? nut? sherry. W smaku ocet s?odowy i ogólnie sos Worcestershire, czerwona pomara?cza, kwas z kiszonego ogórka. Bardzo dobre ale nie dla ka?dego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
comperchris (80) - - APR 22, 2016
Pours a dark Reddy brown with a tan head which stick around.. Looks amazing. Smells of natural yeast and farmyard. Tastes heavily sour with a sweet acidic undertone which lasts. I’m not sure why but the overall taste doesn’t quite work for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartyW (109) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
Red/brown with a good beige head. Instant smell of crispy wine, apples, fruits and sourness. Very sour flavour, vinous, dry end with a light bitterness. Hides the ABV completely. One of the better sour ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6954) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 16, 2016
A tasty and pleasant evening lady. Well balanced and a fine complexity. First time I rated this 5 years ago…..I gave it 1,5…my goodness
Nice clear deep nutty color with a fine frothy tan head. Good lacing. Solid funky barnyard fruity aroma, with a fine intensity. Medium + body and a fine smooth carbonation. Nice balanced sourness and a bit oily texture. A fine mellow sweetness. Fruity, vinegar, oak and some toffee.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (742) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin mostly lasting light brown bubbly head. Aroma has strong pungent vinegar notes, cherries, red fruit, oak. Taste is of malt vinegar, balsamic vinegar, cherries, light caramel sweetness, slightly acidic, nutty, dark grapes. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cwrw42 (44) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2016
Wow. Beautiful example of a Falnders Red. Slightly sour with a hint of sweetness and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wozap (680) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - APR 13, 2016
Butelka w pełni terminu do 10.03.2016 Burgundowe piana jest potężna, kiedy się ułoży, jest równomierna, drobna, lacing. Początkowo owoce, sherry, kiedy piana opadnie, winne (na myśl przychodzi wytrawne czerwone wino). Smak: usta czuja słodycz, a zaraz potem język odbiera kwaśność i to ona plus wytrawność z czasem dominują. Finisz długi, taniczny, przyjemne rozgrzewanie od środka zaczyna się od około połowy wypitego piwa (pewnie refermentacja podbiła procenty).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (737) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 8, 2016
Brown with a red tint. Roasted malt and vinegar aroma. Very acidic, a fruit and vinegar sort of flavor...sour cherries. Some alcohol warming. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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