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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark ruby color with a small off-white head, settles to a thin film quickly. Fruity aroma (apples), with some woody notes. Intense sour flavor, lots of fruit, complex and vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3964) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2006
11.2 oz bottle - Pours a clear dark reddish-brown. I think this bottle was on the liquor store shelf for a long time. The yeast is all stuck to the bottom of the bottle and the ale poured clear enough to look filtered. However, the "best before" date isn’t stamped. Anyway, the aroma is of sour fruit (apples and cherries) and some vinegar. The flavor is sweet and sour with the sour cherry flavors coming through nicely. The body seems a little too thin, while the finish is quite tart. Interesting and enjoyable, it’s certainly a departure from most beer styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
lovely. had recently at beer bistro, had it many times before at Smokeless. chocolate and lots of semingly creamy notes. kinda acidic but nice. it has that sweet and sour mix down...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Nice and dark with a reddish hue, and thin white head. Aroma is effervescent cidar vinegar with spices. Taste is better than I expected... not nearly as sour, and fairly sweet with very little pucker in the finish. Not a favorite, but not bad for its style. $3/11.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6286) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Draft at the Biergarden, Portsmouth VA, 10/28/06: Very dark red with a thin body. Definite vinegar in the aroma, but nice rounded sweet sugary flavors. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2006
A few years old 75 cl bottle. Amber. Flavor: Vinuous with notes of wood. Flavor: Fruity. Subdued sourness. The maturing has made it softer. One of my favourite beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
masteren (15) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
Sweet and fruity, with a taste an smell of oakwood. Refrishingly with a good after-taste. A fine beer for both men and (maybe even more) women. When you first taste it, you will come back for more..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (942) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 25, 2006
Dark with off white head. Malty, fruiyte, spicy aroma with a sourish, sweet and a little metallic flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2461) - JAPAN - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 a real treat...quite surprising as this is my first red ale. Almost like a nice red wine. 750ml which allowed me to appreciate it more as the bottle wore down. definately recommended...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15116) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle at home - shared with Mette.Dark red - white head This is for fans of burned rubber. Burned rubber (the good kind), red berries, sour, some sweetness. A very lovely beer.

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