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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: 2311   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Dark cloudy ruby color, big beige head. Aroma of vinegar at first and then changes to fruit/berries. Flavor of sour cherries and other berries. Finish is sour and a little acidic. This is pretty sour, but not too much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 Aroma is of balsamic vinegar and Cabernet. Also, notes of pear and dark fruit. Crystal clear, deep mohogany hue. Small, creamy, off-white head. Quickly diminishing with decent lacing. Extremely fruity and moderately tart flavor. Blasts of cherries, Cabernet, plums, red-delicious apples and other tangy fruits Iím unable to identify. A little white vinegar thrown in for good measure. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. A medium length, very acetic, lightly earthy finish. Being a fan of Sour Patch Kids, I really enjoyed this beer. Be prepared to pucker!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2003
Fruity, sour aroma, bit earthy. Appearance is off. Head is quickly gone; Still aerage appearance. Dark red coloured. Fruity (cherry), bit malty, earthy sweet taste. Smooth palate. Good balanced, better than the Rodenbachs I think.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2464) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Balsamico nose and taste. Brown with hints of red color, leggy. Almost like salad dressing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Very nice, although not up to the standards of Rodenbach. Sweet and sour without leaving beer territory.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2002
12/17/02: beautiful red- brown colour. minimal head. very sweet smelling with hints of vinegar. similar tastes to a kriek lambic. slightly sour and yeasty with no harsh aftertaste. above average brew- one sip was all it took... i really like this stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Mahogny body with a tan head. Sweet nose with a hint of maltiness. Very sour then tart flavor. No hops in the taste or aroma. I would drink again without a twist of the arm.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
This was too winey for me...I donít usually mind Red Ales from Belgium, but this was not up my alley.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
document (36) - USA - DEC 13, 2002
Smells like vinegar, tastes a lot like a top notch cider, and really quite good. I love this style, and this is a nice example.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CatoctinMike (9) - Sabillasville, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2002 does not count
Very good Flemish Red Ale - one of the best. Slightly more sour than the Bourgogne de Flanders and Rodenbach, making more traditional, beutiful color


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