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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2631   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
This could truly be paired with any food with successful results. I need to buy a lot more of this. Spectacular.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (2178) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2007
750 ml expiration date June 2008 Dark brown beer, with garnet acents, nice sized tan head Aroma, sour, cherries, apple cider vinegar, soor plooms, Fruity, juicy flavours with a cutting wine like sourness, some vinegar, a little "funk", very different and very intresting stuff. Nice on the palate, quite carbonated,but works well with the flavours. Very nice drink, easy for me to drink, though i can see were many would totally dissaprove!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 11, 2007
Pour is reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is rich with a sourness, vinegar, some cherry, and a barnyard qualities. Flavor has a tartness, along with some cherry, balsamic vinegar, a slight acidicness, and funkiness.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Dark brown reddish pour into a sambuca snifter with a half inch head. The aroma is sour, apple cider, and brown sugar. The taste is fruity and sour. The cherry, citrus, raspberry and brown sugar flavors melt perfectly with the 6.2% alcohol. This is the best flemish sour ale that I have had thus far. Kick ass brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2007
Bouteille. Couleur, euh, bourgogne, clair. Mince mousse et léger lacet, trace le verre. Arôme vinaigré et sucré. Goût sucré-sûr, balsamique, finale sucré, se transformant en douce acidité. Effervescence modérée. Équilibré et complexe. Se boit très bien.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Deep ruby red and clear body. Frothy light tan head. Sweet pastry-like sour cherry and grass aroma. Taste is a nice clean and crsip metallic sour cherry and dry oak. Very clean and drinkable sour beer. I like this. It has a nice sweetness to balance a great flavorful sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5411) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Fresh on tap at the Happy Gnome in St Paul, MN. Pours a deep ruby red brew with a thick creamy off-white head. Very little lacing. Aroma of sweet vinegar red wine, sour apple cider, some pittted fruit and sweet raisins. Taste is smooth, silky and a sweet finish. A slight acidic aftertaste but quite enjoyable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Tap at the Muddy Pig. Murky oak brown appearance. Aroma of green apple and vinegar. A powerful citrus punch up front. A smoky, sharp taste of stone ground mustard dominates the body, with a note of green apple long since browned. Aftertaste first of orange, then a kind of molded carpet oddity coats the mouth. Palate is too smooth for the style, also exhibiting an unbearable sweetness. Mostly a failure, to the point that something must be wrong.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2007
[Sampled with Thomas in Söderåsen, Skåne, Sweden.]
Perfect to mussels with that "vinegar" taste. One of my favorites, when I have beertastings. People likes it .....of hates it. Rotten apples and a sourness that almost outranges everything that you can think about. Great as a different gift!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 I absolutely love this beer. Easily one of my favorites. Pours a beautiful ruby red with a slightly pink head. Nice aroma of sour cherries and oak. Quite sweet and sour on the palate with notes of cherries and oak. Finishes sour, dry and long. Quite a sessionable sour. Not for all tastes, though.


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