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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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common

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RATINGS: 2230   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (196) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Pours translucent reddish brown, small amount of particulate matter. Small, lacy head. Aroma is sour cherries. The oak from the casks comes through in the flavor a bit. Well-balanced, though maybe a bit sweeter than I’d prefer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarauckelman (132) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Very dark reddish amber; not much head with bubbles of various sizes. Lots of sour cherries on the nose. Taste of sour fruits (cherries, cranberries, currants) with just the right amount of puckering in the mouth, and a hint of oak on the end. Just gorgeous.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (35) - - APR 5, 2014
Donkerrood met kleine schuimkraag. Zeer uitgesproken zurig aroma met geuren van eik, kersen, wijn en donker fruit. Heerlijk mondgevoel waarbij de rijping op eiken vaten heel goed naar voren komt. Lekkere afdronk. Topbiertje.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keeszorge (17) - - APR 5, 2014
Donker bier. Geeft een azijnachtig aroma.. Verrassende frisse afdronk. Een verrassing...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (464) - DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Dark mahogany, small off white head, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, sour, red fruit, caramel, toffee, cherries, floral. Taste, malty, caramel, toffee, bread, sour, red fruit, cherries.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
freretoc (441) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Bière très acide en bouche elle s’avère assez fruitée et vineuse peu intéressante

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Faut aimer les fruits rouges quoi parce que c’est le seul arôme à distinguer. Corpulence moyenne. Bof.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jflopsu (439) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours a dark brown with thin light brown head. Has the strongest dark fruit aroma I’ve even encountered. Almost like a red wine. Has a strong sour cherry flavor, other dark fruits, and some malt aftertaste. Has lots of carbonation and finishes really dry.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle cricketers arms horbury. Reddish colour ok head. Sour cherry aroma. Taste is sour cherry apples nice mouthwatering bitter finish. Medium body prickly carbonated. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (687) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
Brown, hazy, tan head. Aroma of bready malt, chocolate, plums, sweaty funk. Flavor is malty with toast, a nice moderate tartness, berries, a little leather, nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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