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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: 2385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2004
small tan head, very reddish brown, mellow nose, raison, very sweet, choc, light cherry, minimal sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4705) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
Malt vinnegar aroma. Light brown. Minimal head. Tart but without the fruit. Intriguing and lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
Aroma of port, vinegar, some chocolate and fruits underneath. Pours a reddish-brown, slight brown head. Wonderful tart flavour and baking soda. A lively mouthfeel. An enjoyable beer if you like this style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Just add some olive oil and you’ll have a nice balsamic salad dressing. Dark cherry after taste. A bit too sweet for my liking. Does get better towards the bottom of the bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2004
(on bottle) I know I went a bit out of scale on this rating, but it is not at all every day I discover a whole new beer style and it´s even more seldom that I like that "new" beer. But "flemish sour ale" is really something special. Loads of balsamic flavours, allmost like strwaberries soaked in canesugar and red balsamico.The taste is sour, with some fresh appletones and with the high carbonation, it´s like summerrain and angelwings. Just love the deep redish-brown color, I can just imagine the big oakcasks....and the nice middleage virgin on the label.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Dark burgandy with a lively pale khaki head. The aroma is like a fruit basket with peaches and green apples and grapes. There’s also a slight vinegariness in there. The flavor is more tart than I expected, giving the fruits life. A bit of wine. There’s some spice or herb in there that is slipping my mind. Slick on the tongue, this one takes a bit to get used to, but it improves as you sip it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2004
From the Sharp Edge Beerfest: this had a lot a fruit for a flemish ale, it had a lot of tones of citrus... this had to be one of my favorites of the festival...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Poured a ruby red with hints of fruitiness.The taste was very wine like.Had some wine charachteristics with a small bite.A nice and sweet brew that i would try again

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2004
The color of this one was similar to dark cherry wood, brownish red. Flavor was very sweet smelling, lots of dark fruit. Flavor was sweet and tart all in one. I love sweet and sour candy and this beer reminded me of that. Cherry sweetness gets balanced by tartness throughout the glass. Lasting flavor makes it easy to enjoy as an after dinner drink; this would be great with cheesecake.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Excellent Flemish Sour Ale. Blend of lightly sour cherry taste. Truly fabulous finish.


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