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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Changed (458) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Small bottle. Pours very dark cherry red, basically black, large off-white head with tons of lacing. Aroma is vinegar and dark fruits, some oak perhaps, and that booze that really isn’t booze. Flavor is fruity sweet, then sour and vinegar again. Drying in the mouth, with only the slightest hint of bitterness. Fairly sweet for a sour, but I really like the style of sour/lambic. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorkogrlo (276) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark red, cherry like color with brownish long-lasting head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruits with brett character after 1 or so chocolate smell disappeared. Dominant taste is reminding me of cherries with porto and vinegar. Also some spicy and oak character is present. Maybe too sweet. No hop bitterness. Really spicy finish. Overall: nice one., but it would be better if it has more balance between sourness and sweetness. In my opinion, it is little bit too sweet. But still good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Livendadream (191) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Btl pours a clear auburn color with red highlights. Nice fluffy off white head vanishes quickly leaving spots of lace on glass. Smells of vinegar,alcohol,over ripe fruit, dates,figs, and earth. Tastes of sour cherries, sweet candy,wood and red wine. Medium body, soft mouthfeel,lively carbonation and a dry tart finish. The sweet flavors complement the sour taste, making this beer perfectly balanced. It is nice and refreshing and very tasty. You can tell a lot of time and effort was put into this beer. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (216) - GERMANY - DEC 3, 2015
From the bottle poured into nosing glass. Pours Red Brown with quickly vanishing head. Nose is acidic fruity and some alcohol in the back. Kind of balsamico vingar. Taste is sweetish acidic, some Aceton or chemical taste. Definitly an interesting beer, while I didn’t have much sours in my time, so my rating might be a bit out of the blue...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ungawa (1) - - DEC 1, 2015 does not count
I found this too fortified and sweet ahead of the sour notes. Great to try though as I have just fallen in love with sours!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Tart smell with oak, fruits and cellar aromas. Sweet and tart taste with fruits, dried fruit, oak and cellar. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llucmaduell (106) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2015
Before a beer like this I still silent. I rarely take the power to spend one innolblidable experience. A visatge taste. Surely I have not tried many beers d’auest style but for me one of the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (645) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle at Meisterstück. Smells like cleaning alcohol. Yup, not kidding, I could probably clean my whiteboard with this. But you know, the smell is actually not bad... Some bitter almond in it, too. Very rich and impressive sour berry taste though. I would never have expected this after that smell. Unbelievable! Definitely goes on my list of the quirkiest beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
birocotsios (97) - - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with small brown head. Sharp sour aroma of wine vinegar with a sweet touch. Sour taste of wine vinegar, fruits like sourcherry and malty sweet notes. Spicy aftertaste with the sournes hanging im the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (1015) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 20, 2015
Clear brown color, big off-white head. Aroma of wine, barrel and biscuit, extremely sour, soft carbonation, medium body, very dry finish. //Vrutak

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