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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

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RATINGS: 2555   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.


1.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
Dark brown beer with a small head. Strong aroma...smell of wine. Is this wine? Clearly, you can taste wine...fruity beer. Since I donít like wine and find this beer too sour...I decided to throw it in the sink. Iím soooooo disapointed knowing that this beer comes from my second best beer producer country, Belgium...we should read strong wine on the bottle, not strong beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
Dark reddish Brown with asmall quickly dissipaing head. Viegary "wine-ish" smell. Some Coca Cola like aromas. Tastes sour and sweet at the same time. No hps whatsoever is detectable nor is the alcohol noticeable. Gives the distinct impression if balsamic vinegar. Nice and sourwith hints of dried fruits. Sour finish that sits on the tongue for a good long enjoyable time.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2006
Beautiful ruby-brown pour with a fabulous, creamy head. Aroma is mildly sour with nice underlying fruity notes and green apple, green grape. Mild, tart, soft and luxurious in the mouth, like very sweet green apples. A wonderful mix of sweet and sour. Extremely drinkable. I wish I could get this for a better price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2006
750ml - exp date Oct 2007 - Aroma is strong: red wine, yeast, red vinegar, and a hint of cherries. Pours a deep red with a nice fluffy light brown head that wonít quit, great lacing. Flavor is milder than aroma leads on, but still very flavorful. Red wine, candi sugar, yeast, red grape juice, and oak. Palate is tart, but sweet. As I kept drinking the bottle I liked it more and more. This is a very mild sour and very tasty too! My wife loves it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yeggo (38) - USA - APR 8, 2006
citrus, ginger, REALLY sweet flavor, lot of head. Almost tastes like a dessert wine and can probably be served with a dessert course.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
Simply incredible. This might be one of the BEST examples of a Flemish Sour you can find. A deep ruby red color with a khaki color head. Aroma was vinegary and sweet and fruity, very sharp. The flavor of this beer is so stinkiní complex. There is a fruity, sharp, malty character that is just incredibly tasty. The best I might be able to sum the flavor is like an incredible basalmic vinegar, but that really doesnít do it justice. The only negative thing was the slight taste of acetone in the finish, which Iím not sure where that comes from. At any rate, this is one great beer which I am glad to be able to buy anywhere at anytime.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2006
Outstanding beer. Iíve had this twice, most recently from a bottle at the Publick House in Brookline, MA. Beautiful red color. Foamy, white head that dissipates quickly. Notably tart and sour, but not overwhelmingly so-- just enough to round out the barley. Fruity aroma, in my girlfriendís words, "like a super wine". Slight bitterness. Perfect, medium-light body and effervescent carbonation. My favorite beer next to Vuuve White. Find this if you can.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours a bronze red\brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of fermented cherries, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet up front, fruity, carbonated with a sour tart finish. Good body, ok brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2006
Beautiful. Smells of cherries and red berries. Pours a wonderfully dark brown color with a minute head. It does have some wine characteristics but the traditional slight sourness is wonderful

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 1, 2006
Definitely a unique beer. Smells like berries and red wine. Has a very wine-esque taste with some pleasant sourness. Nice tingling mouthfeel. Tastes almost like a lambic. Very nice.


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