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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2785   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle marked "Best Before: 4-22-09". Wow, I am not down with the vinegar smell and taste. Pours a dark brown color with dark reddish highlights. Fizzy tan head that hangs around a bit and leaves a little lace. First whiff I get is vinegar and then on further sniffing I get some sour cherry, wood, and malt. Tastes of sour cherries, some sweet oakiness, and sweet, sugary maltiness. Medium body, vibrant carbonation. It got better as it breathed and warmed up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jessbnjess (15) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle shared by EDA. Poured amber with a lot of beige head. Aroma is buttery with a little bit of sourness/tartness. The flavor is very fruity (mostly cherries) and also buttery. Very smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle, dark red, ruby port like with small head. Sour vinegar aroma, but a well balanced taste of tart cherries, raspberries. Dry and refreshing, very well done. A complex and sophisticated taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1997) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Aug. 2006 - Beer pours dark brown color with red highlights. Moderate one finger head left great lacing. Aroma was vinegary, which is no surprise. However the flavor had very little of the sour vinegar that I expect from the style. It’s there, but very subtle. The mouthfeel on this thing is phenomenal...velvety smooth. The flavor is fruity and just too darned sweet. It also had a slight metallic twinge in the finish as it got warmer. I actually had a little trouble getting through this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Dark reddish brown cola colored with thin head. Salty vinegar sour aroma. Vinous sweet and fruity taste. Very interesting and no traces of a traditional beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Beautiful clear mahogany color with a light tan head, nice lacing. Slight sour vinegar smell at first then caramel malts and cherries. Flavor starts fruit juice sweet then sour with hints of vanilla, oak and cherries and caramel malts. Very smooth mouthfeel and medium bodied. Easy drinking, and lots of flavor for a 6%abv brew. 012406

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2008
Tasted on the beertasting with the brewer at the bb. Very nice and good tasting beer that is not that strong. We could taste it first on bottle and at the end we had the possibility to drink it from draft 5 years old. This was still very nice even better then the bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CYBRIDO (3) - ITALY - FEB 5, 2008 does not count
Beer with intense tawny color and not persistent foam. The scent has wine notes and after a persistent acidulous tone. In mouth you have a persistent acidulous tone and then you can feel a yielded tone. A little bit bitter for fight acidulous note. Not to drink alone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2008
On tap at Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis. I thought it was great in bottle but on tap...wow. Brownish red pour with a small off white head. Over ripe or sour cherry aroma with something else there as well. The taste is dark fruit with earth and cherry tart as well. This is wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9107) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Draught @ the Dilly Deli. Pours a deep ruby red color with a large frothy off white head. The aroma is vinous in character with cherry also being present. It seems to have an acidic sourness as well. The flavor is sweet fruits like cherry and cranberry. Tart and almost vinegar like quality as well. There is some malt to try and back all this up. Interesting and enjoyable.

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