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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidezdonz (289) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2016
A 750ml corked and caged bottle with an expiry date of December 2016, poured into a Cantillon ballon glass. It poured a clear reddish brown colour with a red hue and a one finger khaki head that has decent retention and leaves lots of nice lacing. Aromas are sour, tart, cherry, red wine, oak and sweet vinegar. Tastes sweet and sour but leaning a bit more towards sweet. Cherry, grape, cranberry and oak with a hint of balsamic vinegar. Light to medium bodied with moderate prickly carbonation. Overall, I am a huge fan of sour beers and this was a little on the sweet side for me. However, it was a still a good beer and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (205) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Strong sour apple smell with some funk. Pours a clear dark mahogany brown with a thick persistent buff head with tight bubbles. Big sour flavors of turpentine, floral notes with some balancing sweetness. A lingering finish, medium carbonation and dry mouthfeel. Really interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mesjasz (908) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Aromat mocno beczkowy i piwniczny, jest ocet ale i wiśnie. Smak cukrowo słodki, lajtowo kwaśny z odrobiną octu winnego. W smaku wiśnie, wino, dębina. Posmak cukrowo karmelowy. Średnio w kierunku słabo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1028) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2016
Flaska från belgolådan. Disig rödbrun vätska. Doft av syrliga körsbär, trä, stall och jordkällare. I smak:syrliga röda bär. Jäst, hö, torkad frukt och stall. Ganska söt men blir en ganska trevlig balans mot syran. Förenklat så kan man likna den vid en syrlig cherry coke

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimbo2 (161) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
The King of this style of beer. Complex, sour, oakey, vineious, in your face. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pioter (132) - POLAND - JUN 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2016 Piana ładna karmelowa, redukujaca sie do małej obwódki przy szkle. Kolor piwa ciemna miedź w brąz, klarowne. W aromacie praktycznie wino a wiec winogrono, kwas, siarka. Bardzo moocno wysycone, az piekace w przełyk. Pełne ale bardzo orzeźwiajace. Bardzo kwasne. Znowu winogrono, wiśnia, a na końcu pozostaje prawie nie wyczuwalna, delikatna goryczka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsporrer (626) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a clear iced tea brown with a medium head of tan foam. Nice sharp, tart aroma. Taste is crisp and refreshing with tart, sour cherry and a touch of vinegar. Not too sour. Very smooth and tasty. One of the best beers I tried at the fest. Will definetly be on the look out for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kostasgiotis (78) - GREECE - JUN 19, 2016
smells cherry,pomegranade,berries,strawberry,caramel.The body is mediumlight with a nice head that leaves a ring for ever.The sensation in the mouth is of the fruits and the sourness.Great food pairing beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inoven (267) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
Flesje gedeeld met familie. Koperkleurig bier met weinig schuim. Aroma is kriek achtig. Smaak is fruitig zuur (kriek). Geen nasmaak.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CaptainTilven (161) - Nancy, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2016
Dégustée à 13,6°C. Corps acajou marron couronné d’une mousse beige doré chantante, aérée, fine et dense qui fond peu à peu. Arômes de cerise aigre, vinaigre balsamique, boisés. Saveurs de cerise aigre à l’eau de vie, donc acidité mais également douceur; saveur boisée en contrepoint. Bière à part, qui me plaît beaucoup. Très bien avec des tripes à la mode de Caen; déjà appréciée sur un plat à base de thonine.

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