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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2230   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.


3.9
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
One of my favourite (and first) sours. Medium acidity with a good dose of sweetness. Cherries, vinegar chips, brown sugar, syrup with citrus, orange red apples and dried fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwillrich (140) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2014
Foi a primeira sour ale que eu experimentei. É bastante diferente de tudo que eu já havia tomado. O sabor lembra mais um frisante do que uma ale convencional.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap. Redish Brown color. Sour cherries, raisins and yeasty aromas. Very tart cherry flavor with dark dried fruit notes. Some medicinal flavors. Made my taste buds pop. You could taste how well crafted this beer was. My first adventure into sours and definately not my last. This was a beautiful beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2014
She pours a gentle deep dark amber/red close to a brown color and leaves the same colored body with a one finger white foamy head. There is a light lacing that clings slightly here and there but slides into the body for the most part. The smell has an extremely well balance between sweet sugary cherries and light apples to light sour notes. The tartness is there as well. There is a light vinegar aspect that adds into the aroma but doesn’t appear to be off at all as it just seems to assist in the balancing of it all. The taste is very balanced once again between the sweetness to the sourness to the tartness blending beautifully all the way through. Light sticky sweet cherry-like aftertaste with a somewhat sweet dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium on the body for me with a decent effort to want to be sessionable. I think this one could be fairly sessionable, though I will say that the carbonation is extremely smooth - there isn’t any harshness to take my tongue for granted. Remember, she’s a lady not a beast. Overall, I would love to have for a date again and would definitely would like to have again with its respected food. She’s just an all around incredibly awesome Flanders Red Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (105) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Heerlijk bier. Smaakt naar kers, kaneel, citrus. Zuur bier, mooie donker rode to bruin/zwarte kleur.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mejs (81) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Absolutely great beer. Sour ales are a love or hate thing, and this one made me love them. Aroma is strong sour, vinegar with some fruits underneath it, mostly apples. Pours clear red with medium head. Very refreshing, very drinkable. Taste is fruity and sour, with some bitterness in the aftertaste, quite dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belghad (9) - BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Really complicated to describe this (unique) beer. With a "red" color. A little bit bitter and fruity.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tetreaultboy (13) - - FEB 14, 2014
Immense col de mousse blanc nacré qui reste pendant de longue minutes. La couleur du produit est sombre aux reflets rouche vin L’odeur frappe : Ca sent le vinaigre balsamique bien vieillie (beaucoup de sucre ) à plein nez . La texture en bouche est legere mais très agréable. De multiples petites bulles viennent titiller notre langue et soutient une savoir vraiment intéressante. Effectivement, en bouche, on sent d’entré de jeu le coté vinaigré renversant qui laisse en millieu de bouche la place à des saveurs de framboises. La final est plus métalique. Très belle bière. Très rafraichissante.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (410) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 14, 2014
Aroma molto, forse eccessivamente portato al diacetilene Gusto piuttosto dolce con una punta di acido non persistente Nel complesso una birra molto particolare


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