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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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RATINGS: 2312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2005
An excellent and delicious example of this style. Yes it is red, and sour and a little sweet. It has depth and character and lingers on the palatte wonderfully.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle.. ..Tart aroma, hints of fruit. Can tell that it’s sour (mouth starts watering just by smelling). . .Dark brown, hints of ruby in the light. Tan head, good retention.. .. .sweet start, with funky belgian yeast notes. Tangy! YUM. . .. light carbonation, med body.... .Very drinkable yet sour Flanders Brown. Has a puckery sour aroma, but a good deal of sweetness keeps the sour at bay. Good find.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
A dark mahogany with some tan heaad. Nose is wine, sulfites, leather, stinky feet, and some dark malt. Taste initally very winey, the oak starts to come through, as well as a fruity note. Sour, but mouth puckeringly good sour. Vinegar on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4896) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
250 ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby, small off-white head settles to a thin film quickly. Tart fruity aroma (apples), with some woody notes. Intense sour flavor, lots of fruit, very complex and vinous. Crisp acidic finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Mouth coating stickyness leads to a nice lingering finish. A great refreshing beer, I actually felt cheated by the small bottle. Flemish Sours are definately my favorite of the moment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours mahagony to nut brown with a small fizzy edgy tan head. Sour muscadine and grape berry aroma with malt character and oak notes. Sour berry and muscadine aged oak malt flavor with sweet caramel and brown sugar notes and light acidity. Medium bodied and fizzy palate that tingles the toungue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Draft at Dilly Deli. Pours a reddish brown color with a moderate creamy head that was lasting. Heavy fruity aroma. Medium to full body with sour texture. Very good complex fruity flavor with a long slightly sour finish. Very interesting brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle 330ml: Appearence: Dark ruby red colour. Aroma: sweet sour cherry. Flavor: a bit fruity and sour finish. Well-balanced

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2005
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from a liquor store in Quebec. Tasted in trappist chalice. Arom is of intense raison, grape, almost wine like. Colour is deep reddish brown, almost maroon. Little or no head. Flavour is slightly sour, with a hint of vinegar, although, strangeley enough is quite pleasing. Hmmm.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NosirIwont (1954) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle. Pours deep red/brown with a brownish head. Quite complex aroma; mostly balsamico vinegar at first, but gives room for notes of sherry, chocolate and rhum as it warms, the balsamico vinegar still being the dominant aroma, though. Flavour is mostly balsamico as well. You’d think that this would be hard to drink, but it actually works really well, especially as it is quite well-balanced. There are some slight metallic notes, though, but overall this is a really fine beer. 28-10-05.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2005
This beer has a dark brown body - hue apperance and a coarse light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet/acid.


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