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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle: pours dark brown with little head. It has a nice wine aroma. A bit tart but still sweet. Big cherry nose. A bit like a sour green apple on the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2007
on tap at the Brickstore. dark purple hue. off white head. aroma of sweet balsamic vinegar. tastes of a non acidic balsamic vinegrette. very sweet. hints of grape. this is a fun beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1336) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Bottle, poured dark ruby brown, some off-white bubbles, sour scents with cider mixed in, little caramel in the nose, faint malt and wood fragrances, some brown sugar scent, and sweet hidden in here and there, sweet malt taste, wood, old malt taste (could not think of a better description), sour small pucker in each drink, tart apple cider on the tongue, dry on the palate, some taste of grape skins in the mouth, a different brew than any I have tried yet, interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle: Poured a reddish tinted clear brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is bitter fruit possibly grapes. Flavor is very interesting, sour wine like at first and then dry malty finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dgator32 (16) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours a ruby-brown color with a smallish beige colored head that is rather thin Aroma is grape and some cherry and other fruit Flavor is really good almost wine like... really well made beer!!!

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pours a dark red with an off white head. Aromas of vinegar, grapes, and other fruits. Flavors of grapes, cider, spices and berries. Finish is thin and dry but very refreshing. Good summer ale.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Let me start by saying that this is my first Flemish Sour Ale. I have to say I thouroughly enjoyed it. This beer smells like vinigar with sugar plum mixed in. Taste is vinigary and sweet as well. I tasted cherries, raisins and alot of carbination. It reminds me of sparkiling wine, very dry finish with notes of fruit and of course vinigar, but it also very thin. I must give a big thanks to Mike (Sprinkle) from Crown Liqour for suggesting this beer. I would like to try more Flemish’s too

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle via Vintage Estates Bottle Shop - Ohio. Pours a ruby-brown color with a smallish beige colored head that almost settles out. Aroma is vinegar like, grape, sour cherry, vinous. Flavor is more of the same blasamic, grape, sour cherry, vinous. Palate is medium light, medium carbonation, sharp, crisp, acidic, tart, at the same time sweet and fruity. There is a friggin party going on in my mouth and everyone is invited!!! Love this stuff!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Deep red, sharp vinigar lambic like, but with full body sourness. I thought this bottle had turned but seeing other comments maybe not. Would not wzant more than 1 bottle at a time...3.0

tk2 Bottle at jens, brought back from belgium ... brown ... light balsamic vinegar ... no where as much as i remember .... deep fruits ... very light sourness ... ok but oddly i was hoping for a bit more sour. dark brown ... deep malt ... soft balsamic tones nose...rich soft fruits ... deep mellow fruits andagain balsamic3.4

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2007
The most striking thing about this beer is the nose; masses of balsamic vinegar. Something I have not really encountered in beer prior. Balsamic still evident to taste but it makes way for some more overt sweetness with some clearly defined vinous notes. Not sure if this is a session beer but always great to taste something so different.


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