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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Pours red-brown with frothy head. Aroma of cherry, oak, yeast, sweet molasses malt and some vinous notes. Flavor is only slightly sour cherry and grape with really well balanced sweetness. Amazing balance, but not much in the way of sourness. To be honest, I’m not sure what to make of this one, as it is really drinkable but doesn’t strike me as a well-made sour ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Brown with red hue and a nice light brown head. Aroma is musty, yeasty, and fruity with some vinous notes and a little balsamic vinegar. Flavor is lightly sour with some grape like vinaigrette. Rather light, and extremely easy to drink. Good stuff. My first Sour Ale, and I like it!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - NOV 30, 2007
Inusitado (mas bom) aroma de cola de sapateiro (!), intenso e maravilhoso. No refrescante paladar, azeitonas verdes e cerejas. Final de uvas vermelhas. Uma cerveja única.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Pours a rich cherry/amber color with a full and frothy head. Aroma is reminiscent of sour apples. Comes on strong and sour but mellows into a fruity-sweet and warm-alcohol finish (almost aperitif). Incredibly complex palate that manages to be both fruity and earthy, sour and sweet. A great beer in short - a fine sour ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - NOV 27, 2007
Garrafa. Coloração avermelhada, com creme bege. Vinho, malte, doce, salgada. Carbonatação média. Álcool diferente. Personalidade. Aroma de fermento e cola de sapateiro. Única. Singular. Leve, suave. Sabor muito intenso pra pouco álcool. Um dos rótulos mais lindos que já vi. Parece quadro.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
QuelqueChose (3) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2007 does not count
The wide range of aromas and flavours accent this beers so true to style. With notes of raisins, pears, green apples, that unfold into chocolate with slight nuttiness, while lactobacilli maintain an undercurrent through it all. This is a wonderfully complex beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodneyjacks (1) - USA - NOV 17, 2007 does not count
This beer was a great surprise to me. I really liked the fruity flavor and yet it was still a beer

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2007
This beer surprised me. The rich caramel aroma was stunning, & the finish was very clean. Reminded me of a Cornish cider, but brewed like a beer. It’s a bit too thick & sweet for me to drink on a regular basis, but it’s definitely a very tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4152) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2007
330ml, j’aime beaucoup les bières rouges des flandres, comme cette superbe duchesse de bourgogne, une belle initiation au genre..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Dark brown with a dense head. It smells like a geuze or raspberry lambic with notes of grape and rosé wine. The flavour is somewhat surprising being less sour and acidity than I would ecpect from the aroma. Instead it is sweet and suggarish with wood like contours and a bit of acidity.


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