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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: 2292   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation wines. Pours clear red brown, thin off-white head. Sour cherry and sucrose aromas, light toffee. Taste is light sour, mostly sweet though. Bit disappointed by the sweetness. Ok.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Timvim (51) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140619. Deep red, clear liquid. Large light brown head with ok head retention. Large bubbles. Aroma of cherry pits, toffee, oak and a hint of acetone. Tastes cherries, cherry pits, more red fruits, oak. Quite sweet, although well balanced. Soft mouthfeel with some acetic acid in the aftertaste. On par with Rodenbach grand cru, a little bit sweeter (a bit to much for me), but lacks the corn taste of the rodenbach. Will try these side by side and rank a favorite, as prices are similar. Edit: OK, so I did pour a Rodenbach grand cru right away. Duchesse de bourgogne is a bit more complex and have more depth in flavor and aroma. Rodenbach is a bit lighter and less sweet, which I like, and lacks the acetone in the aroma. They are both very very similar, but I would definitively choose rodenbach, despite the slight corn taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2014
Color rojizo/caoba limpio con espuma beige, Aroma intenso de frutos rojos y, ligeramente, levadura. Cuerpo medio-bajo, Inicio dulce afrutado con una acidez muy sutil, el final es bastante seco, sobre todo en el regusto. Muy rica.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (464) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a reddish brown color with a two finger frothy off-white head (hints of pink in the head). Aroma has nice notes of sour fruit, juicy red fruits, some subtle barnyard funk. Taste - initially almost sweet, then fruity and effervescent, middle is slightly sweet. Immediately after that you get a bit of funk, that quickly fades. Finish is long, fruity, and somewhat sweet. This is interesting, but it’s much sweeter than I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enwiebe (110) - - JUN 9, 2014
6/9/14. 750ml. Pours reddish amber with a big beautiful viscous frothy head. Somewhat funky sour nose with a hint of wood. Nice complex sour. Balsamic vinegar, raisins, and cherries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bley7211 (22) - - JUN 6, 2014
Poured from a bottle, clear dark amber color. Aroma is good and taste is expected... Sweet and tart

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Keg at the Vintage. Deep ruby, aroma of sour cherries, taste is tart, cherry, almond, soft toffee, sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (213) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Average frothy, light brown head, diminishing. Clear dark ruby. Sticky, lively and an astringent finish. Sour, vinegary, cherries. Heavy sweet and acidic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1184) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Dark amber with white head - Sour malt aroma with some notes of vinegar - Good malt body that olso has wood and sour with some vinegar notes - Lingering sour malt finish - This was delicious and refreshing

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Pours darkish red to brown. The nose is balsamic vinegar and sour cherries. Taste predominantly sour, little bitter, some sweetness. Texture quite thin, soft carbonation. Finish quite astringent. Very good.


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