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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2229   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAgutten79 (356) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
MÝrk med lavt skum. Aroma av druer, eddik og malt. Smaken er mye det samme. Veldig sur. Eddik. Medium konsistens.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (628) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Medium to small light brown head. Leaving a thin layer. Quite heavy body. Looks like candy. Aroma is oak, wine, permanent marker, rottening fruit and some gently hidden malt. Taste is fruit, wine, port and sugar. A desert storm.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swank (13) - - MAR 6, 2014
Very distinctive beer. Takes quite a few tries before you start to appreciate it, but when you do start to appreciate the rich, sweet (even sour) taste itís an absolute favorite. One of Belgiums best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJoer (562) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2014
Dark brown chestnut colour, small mokka coloured head, sweet wine fruity cherry woody sour vanilla smell, medium carbonation apple like sour soft vinigair woody fruity refreshing low bitter

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (941) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
Iíve been saving this one until the day I like sour reds, but now itís past itís BB date, so I guess Iíll have a go today, even though Iím still not a big fan of sours. It looks perfect, with a clear, deep red colour with a long-lived, eggnog head that laces the glass excellently. The aroma is strong, sweet and sour. Itís complex and actually very pleasant, I get sour notes of fermented fruits, dark caramel, acetic notes, rye bread and port wine. The flavours are equally complex: fermented fruits, cherries, red wine, faint vanilla and a touch of caramel. Itís quite sweet, and that makes the light acidity and sourness even more pleasant. The long-lasting finish is both sweet, sour, acidic and acetic, all in pleasant amounts. The body is almost full, the texture is oily and the carbonation is moderate. A lovely beer! Yay, Iím getting there!
[ [33 cl bottle, enjoyed 4 months after BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Keg @The Vintage, Leith. Pours brown with a very thin slightly off white head. Nose is sour, vinegar, red wine vinegar, some more sour notes, woody oak casks really comes through on the nose as well. Sharp on the palate, sharp/tart cherries. Its both sweet and sour and like to give this to a Chinese restaurant also give them some chicken/duck and see what they can do with it. Fantastic raspberry aftertaste. This is like a ribena should taste when you are hungover.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (1533) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2014
@ Greenís Liquor Store / Columbia SC --- Clear cherry mahogany with a 1" head that drops neatly to a off-white head, tiny dots of lace. Taste is a clean sour cherry malt. The taste grows in the palate before yielding to a slightly sweeter cherry in the finish. Very drinkable, an excellent example of the style.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
BillyTownsend (4) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Awful. Overwhelming smell of malt vinegar , overwhelming taste of malt vinegar. £5 for the bottle and it was undrinkable . Never again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (417) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Rate from tasting 28Feb14. 750 c&c pours medium brown with an off white head. Aroma of dark cherry, wet hay, candied sugar. Feels thick in the mouth with tart cherry, vanilla, vinegar, citric acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft. Vinegar and tart fruit on the nose. Medium/light body, with a tart, but not acidic finish.


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