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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 2634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1593) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
A nice tart aroma, with hints of oak and a touch of cherry in it. Pours a dark ruby color with a thin tan head that as it receded, left sheets of lacing on the side of the glass. Hmm... where was all of that tartness in the flavor. The beer comes across mainly sweet with just a touch of sourness in it. Just a touch of oak and cherries survive the sweet vanilla onslaught. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, not something I’ll pick up again. There are much better Flemish Sours out there in my opinion.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Pours a amber colour with a medium tan head. Aroma is tart, fruity, and strong notes of cherry. Initial taste is sour cherry, plum, and dark fruits. Finishing tart and lasting cherry palate. Great lacing of the glass, great head retention, soft carbonation. Everything was perfectly balanced. This stuff rocks!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5699) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2007
A liberal sample given to the wife at THall on tap. A sharp hard tart aroma of fruit. A flovor of tart furit cherries mostly I think. A tad of bitter fruit as well. Smooth carbonation and solid mouthfeel. A very good beer overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
ruby brown with a medium carmel head. sour cherry, toffee aroma. thick and slick body with soft carbonation. sweet carmel with some oak and sour cherries, but the sweetness is a little overpowering. i like this style but found this one too sweet

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (7210) - ITALY - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 bottiglia da 25 buon profumo poco agro tendente al dolce molto beverina finale molto breve alla spina meno dolce

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2007 Pours a deep ruby red with a medium, light tan head. Very nice looking beer. Aroma of tart cherries, vinegar, sour, and mroe fruit. Flavor is much less sour. Sweet instead of sour, fruit, some cherry. Finishes sweet with a light touch of tart cherry (finally!). Clean, crisp body. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3581) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 25cL bottle. Pours dark with a tan color head. Definite hints of red wine present, but does not detract from the taste. Interesting and likeable bier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (794) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Dark brown translucent color with small off-white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is huge, vinous and fruity. Flavor is strong, sour fruits with syrupy sweetness. Pretty good overall

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a red glow. Flavor and aroma of cherries and red vinegar. Nice sweetness up front followed by a mellow sourness. High carbonation works well with nicely balanced beer. Not my favorite style of beer, but I enjoyed sipping this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Aroma not terribly strong, of woody vinegar and cherries. Pours dark brown with a small lasting head. Hits sweet, then tart and cherry, then has a bitter and dry finish. Pretty good overall, but not as out there as I like in my FS.


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