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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartyW (10) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
Red/brown with a good beige head. Instant smell of crispy wine, apples, fruits and sourness. Very sour flavour, vinous, dry end with a light bitterness. Hides the ABV completely. One of the better sour ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 16, 2016
A tasty and pleasant evening lady. Well balanced and a fine complexity. First time I rated this 5 years ago…..I gave it 1,5…my goodness
Nice clear deep nutty color with a fine frothy tan head. Good lacing. Solid funky barnyard fruity aroma, with a fine intensity. Medium + body and a fine smooth carbonation. Nice balanced sourness and a bit oily texture. A fine mellow sweetness. Fruity, vinegar, oak and some toffee.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (589) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin mostly lasting light brown bubbly head. Aroma has strong pungent vinegar notes, cherries, red fruit, oak. Taste is of malt vinegar, balsamic vinegar, cherries, light caramel sweetness, slightly acidic, nutty, dark grapes. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cwrw42 (40) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2016
Wow. Beautiful example of a Falnders Red. Slightly sour with a hint of sweetness and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wozap (600) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - APR 13, 2016
Butelka w pełni terminu do 10.03.2016 Burgundowe piana jest potężna, kiedy się ułoży, jest równomierna, drobna, lacing. Początkowo owoce, sherry, kiedy piana opadnie, winne (na myśl przychodzi wytrawne czerwone wino). Smak: usta czuja słodycz, a zaraz potem język odbiera kwaśność i to ona plus wytrawność z czasem dominują. Finisz długi, taniczny, przyjemne rozgrzewanie od środka zaczyna się od około połowy wypitego piwa (pewnie refermentacja podbiła procenty).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (691) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 8, 2016
Brown with a red tint. Roasted malt and vinegar aroma. Very acidic, a fruit and vinegar sort of flavor...sour cherries. Some alcohol warming. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Echon (259) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
Deep red medium-bodied ale, with aroma and flavour of fruit and vinegar, and a rather sharp taste with moderate sweetness, high acidity and a bitter finish. I appreciate the rest of it, but the vinegar character is too pronounced, and I would probably not try this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
llkc (1106) - århus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2016
fra fad- duft: sur rødebær meget intens frugt lidt mærkelig grøn funkey duft. smag: karamel små røde bær sur syrlig igen en underlig grøn funk smag

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rssarma (2) - - APR 1, 2016 does not count
I was taken aback by this beer. The first sip gives you the sense that you've just tasted something close to a cider. But as you drink, the fermentation comes through very strongly. This can be off putting for some, but it was a great quality for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (1903) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle at home (25cl). Clear dark red brown with greyish offwhite creamy head. Strong scent of glue. Sweet syrup up front, then the sour woody, gluey fruity (cherries) balsamic vinegar storm takes over. Packs quite a sour punch. Subtle spices in the smooth and long finish. Body is under medium. Smooth mouthfeel, well carbonated. Moldy cellar notes, damp oak wood and the sweetness in the brown cherry syrup give it a rustic touch. I had this with a salad of pear, walnuts, brie, dandelion and onion. Great combination, would have it again :-)

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