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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: 2539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (570) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Tap at Carson Street Deli, Pittsburgh. Pours reddish brown, white head. Aroma is sour, vinegar, oaky character. Flavor is cherry, sweet dark fruits, and lots of sour vinegar. Pretty much every one of my sour reviews will qualify that they’re not my style but this is kinda good. Aroma is ok, but flavor is solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChtiBreizh (149) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2015
A brown/reddish beer with almost no head, leaving little lacing. Aroma of sour apples, cherries, prunes, balsamic vinegar. High sweetness and sourness, but balanced and not cloying at any point, unlike the "Bourgogne des Flandres". Average carbonation, medium body, slick to oily mouthfeel. Very traditionnal and satisfying beverage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma is sour cherries, oak, vinegar, some funky notes. Taste is sour, vinegary, some sweet cherries.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (936) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
@ Agards väg 6/7-15. Bottle from Khioskh, Copenhagen. Very fruity with cherries, vinegar (aroma) and some brett, also acidic and sweet (a bit too sweet). Body is medium, the finish is sweet and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2015
Pleasantly sour farmyard aroma in a mahogony pour. Flavour is sour to start but builds with complex layers of fruit, bread, and bubblegum. A benchmark of the style and a beer made to be savoured.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egidis (40) - LITHUANIA - JUL 2, 2015
Red and clear, small head. Sweet, tart, reminds a bit of homemade cherry vine, no bitterness

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (691) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2015
25 cl bottle from beerexpress in Tallinn. BB 02-03-2017. Clear dark mahogany colour; head’s beige with excellent retention and thick lacing. Looks marvelous. On the nose there’s loads of vinegar and fruits, more specifically cherries and grapes, wood, and it’s sweet, very sweet. Tastes extremely nice, it’s fruity, kind of like black cherry yoghurt, terribly sweet, funky, woody, dry, and the vinegary effect almost burns the throat, but it’s also somehow soothing. The sweetness makes for a sticky texture, while the body is rather thin and the carbonation below average. Only the excessive sweetness, and the burning sensation is a bit too much for me - otherwise it’s absolutely lovable. I’m a sucker for such stuff anyway.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
susonagger (87) - spain, - JUN 24, 2015
Cata: Graduación: 6,2º Color: Rojo intenso y oscuro, similar al granate, algo amarronada con tintes de rubí. De carbonatación muy fina pero notable, y con una corona de espuma más bien corta de color crema, y que se disipa pronto. Aroma: Claramente dulce y afrutado, con aromas a cerezas entre otros. Se perciben matices a madera, lo que le da un carácter avinado, producto de su envejecimiento en barrica. Sabor: Cuerpo medio, y sabor a medio camino entre lo dulce (proveniente de la cerveza joven) y lo ácido/agrio (causado por la cerveza añeja de la mezcla). Comienza con un gusto azucarado y afrutado, que a pesar del aroma a las cerezas, me recuerda a la sidra, para a continuación dar paso a un gusto ácido, que incluso llega a ser algo agrio en un regusto seco, prolongado y bastante persistente.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (497) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Reddish-brown color. Aroma: fruity vinegar, cherry, red currant, a little oak. Taste: spicy phenolic, sour cherries and red currants, oak tones, homemade wine.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolian (57) - - JUN 22, 2015
Sour ale. Chestnut with fine creamy foam. Vinegar, Caramel and coffee in the nose. Sour / sweet taste: plum, biscuit, caramel, fruit / cherries, nuts. Extremely delicious and complex.


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