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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: 2718   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Smells really sweet, with honey, brown sugar, apples, tastes cidery, sour, but with serious malt presence. Just exactly the amount of sourness I like. Reminds me of both cider vinegar and malt vinegar, but has a little sweetness for balance. Reddish brown with a small tan head,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 nice carbonation and sour aroma. flavor is heavy with apple cider vinegar and cranberries. i had two bottles one evening. the first tasted mineraly with flint. really disappointing but i was drinking from a pint. the second, which was served properly, was delicious. the sourness was softened with wood, vanilla and black pepper tones

cinnamon, tart red apples, red wine, dry oak and soft creaminess in the flavor. minerals/ wet stones and earth in the aroma. nice balance of sweet -vs- sour. very refined sour...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgedOak (99) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2007
A dark rich red/amber hue with an exquisite creamy head. A subtle red wine (Cabernet/Merlot) aroma is noticed when it first approaches the mouth. Upon the first taste, it has a lush & soft mouth feel. Reminds me of tasting a dark chocolate coated fruit, maybe a fresh off the vine strawberry, which is amazingly sweet, yet tart all at the same time. A very nice drink that could compliment any meal. What it treat it was! I hope to enjoy it again soon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2007
750 ml Bottle - Ruby red color with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of cherries. Tastes fruity and sour with a light carbonation. I like the beer, but am not crazy about the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5501) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2007
12oz Bottle Pours out a dark amber topped with a off white head. GREAT aroma of sweetness and fruit. Tast WOW very nice sweet and sour so good. Very nice I will pick up and there for sure next time I get a chance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Tap at Eulogy in Philly. Red/brown color. Sour cherries, oak and balsamic vinegar; very vinous. Funky and sweet taste. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 16, 2007
Bottle, pours a deep brown with a thin white head. Nose is porty, very ruby late bottled port, some vinegar. Mouth is fruity, sour, ripe, everything it should be Alcohol hidden well, apart from the nose reminds me of something more alcoholic, even though the smell isn’t there! Very nice, needs a more robust finish, slightly flimsy and sweet, but very good, and now what I was expecting.

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 (2255) - 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.


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