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

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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
250 ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby, small off-white head settles to a thin film quickly. Tart fruity aroma (apples), with some woody notes. Intense sour flavor, lots of fruit, very complex and vinous. Crisp acidic finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Mouth coating stickyness leads to a nice lingering finish. A great refreshing beer, I actually felt cheated by the small bottle. Flemish Sours are definately my favorite of the moment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours mahagony to nut brown with a small fizzy edgy tan head. Sour muscadine and grape berry aroma with malt character and oak notes. Sour berry and muscadine aged oak malt flavor with sweet caramel and brown sugar notes and light acidity. Medium bodied and fizzy palate that tingles the toungue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Draft at Dilly Deli. Pours a reddish brown color with a moderate creamy head that was lasting. Heavy fruity aroma. Medium to full body with sour texture. Very good complex fruity flavor with a long slightly sour finish. Very interesting brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle 330ml: Appearence: Dark ruby red colour. Aroma: sweet sour cherry. Flavor: a bit fruity and sour finish. Well-balanced

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2005
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from a liquor store in Quebec. Tasted in trappist chalice. Arom is of intense raison, grape, almost wine like. Colour is deep reddish brown, almost maroon. Little or no head. Flavour is slightly sour, with a hint of vinegar, although, strangeley enough is quite pleasing. Hmmm.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NosirIwont (2140) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle. Pours deep red/brown with a brownish head. Quite complex aroma; mostly balsamico vinegar at first, but gives room for notes of sherry, chocolate and rhum as it warms, the balsamico vinegar still being the dominant aroma, though. Flavour is mostly balsamico as well. You’d think that this would be hard to drink, but it actually works really well, especially as it is quite well-balanced. There are some slight metallic notes, though, but overall this is a really fine beer. 28-10-05.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2005
This beer has a dark brown body - hue apperance and a coarse light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet/acid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Beautiful ruby coloured beer, with a small white head. An interesting sour ale...had a nice sweet sour cherry taste. Not a large hoppy taste to overpower the cherries...it was very well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fairyqueen (1) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2005 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers. It is complex. Sweet and sour at the same time. This is a beer that I like to just sip slowly and enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Clear deep red with little head. Vinegar aroma with some earthy notes and a hint of raspberry. Sweet and sour flavor. Excellent body and rich but carbonated mouthfeel. Very clean yet the light and fruity sour flavor lingers delicately on the tongue. Very nice.


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