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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: 2526   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Bottle. Brilliant reddish color, extremely clear, thick light tan head that last. Aroma is sour with a fair amount of dark fruit--cherries and plums, and perhaps a touch of smokiness. Body is medium. Well balanced between malt and sourness. A light sweetness upfront, followed by a significant sourness that last into the finish. Dark fruits are there and again, a hint of smokey character. Overall, fantastic beer if you like sour beers (and I do!). The sourness is significant enough to be a key part of the beer, but there is enough balance to make it fairly easy to drink. I love it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle, Københavnske Øldage 2006. Dark reddish brown. Clear. Sourish malty and a little bready. Light alcoholic nose. Distinct raspberry-like flavour. Medium-bodied and sourish on the tongue. Wonderfully refreshng. Complex and rich. Dry sourish mellow finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (12315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2006
Bottle. red brown colour with a beige head. Flavour is fruity apple, cherry, alcohol and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
Nice white wine smell to it. The aroma might be a little to much on the vinegarish side, but still smells good. Slight taste a bitter apple cider. While the sweet and sour taste of this beer starts to decipate you can feel the yeast coming out. Overal GOOD belgian beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14545) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2006 Bier rouge: Clear browny read with little white head. The smell is sour and fruity (cherries) and at the same to time you can smell vinegar & oak. The carbonation is lively bubbly. The taste is pretty much like your first senses tells you. Good on a warm day in the sun!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Very enjoyable beer. Pours a clear brown with no head. Aroma is sour malt and apples. The taste is very light and smooth. Sour up front that turns sweet, almost like a brewer’s take on champagne. It got better as it warmed. Will definitely seek this one out again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Dark colored pour with a small head that bubbles away quickly. Smells sour and fruity. Taste is the same but it provides a nice oaky flavored backbone to it to nullify the sourness. An interesting brew to say the least. I liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2804) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Bottled. Pours a dark ruby color. Aroma is sour, with hints of champagne. Slighty sour up front with a roasted flavor. Some sweetness. Very tart at points. Reminds me a little of champagne for some reason. Slightly fruity in flavor. Pretty full flavored.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (565) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Nice! Sour. Like eating salt and vinegar potato chips, minus the salt and potatoes. This would be a great summer brew. A good example of a sour beer that’s not overdone for the sake of a large ingredient list. I’d love to make something like this, but I don’t have the patience for the souring process or the fermentation time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle. Dried cherry / fruit wine aroma. Light reddish brown color with small head. A very nice sweet-tart dark cherry flavor - very much like a fruit wine. Great taste and easy to drink.


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