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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2683   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (314) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours amber with a red tinge and a beige head. Aroma and taste of red wine, sour cherries and balsamic vinegar. It’s rather sour, but also has a sugary component that’s reminiscent of fruit juice. Overall, it’s okay, but it’s a little too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (259) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Aroma: definitely sweet with some underlying sourness; Appearance: dark red with white head that dissipates fairly quickly; good lacing; Taste: very tart with pronounced vinegar; sweet like balsamic vinegar; Palate: medium body with finish that turns more sour than tart; Overall: pretty good but not balanced enough; too tart and vinegary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chap95 (50) - - FEB 21, 2016
Very dark amber with a white head, disappears quickly as in most sours. Vinegar, champagne, red wine, cherries and blackberries in the aroma. Nice balance between sourness and sweetness, cherries and apples in flavour. Not too sour, a good beer for someone who hasn’t tried this style before. Average to low carbonation, very nice and drinkable if you don’t mind wines.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omega (877) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2016
Packs a lot of punch flavour wise, and while not mouthwatering sour it has a nice soft sweetness reminiscent of a good red wine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BruceHartford3 (13) - - FEB 18, 2016
Strong, beautiful sour aroma. The sweetness of apples, slight banana edge. Sweet, but not too saccharine. Pops the glands into action. Fizzy body and presence. It’s just damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shanshirohop (86) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
Un estilo que nunca entenderé... a pesar de que no me gustó nada, admito que está muy bien hecha y a los amantes del vino les puede atraer o parecer curiosa. A mí... no.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schlumpfhunter (110) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2016
Farbe: cola Schaum: fein, relat wenig Nase: sauer, hm essig, komplex, cola, keller, alte holzfässer, Geschmack: sehr feinperlig, sauer, dann kräftiger most-ähnlicher fassgeschmack. Ähnlich komlrc wie die nase. Im Nachgeschmack ziemlich essig-sauer, da ists nicht so super. Sonst aber genial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
felip989 (159) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 12, 2016
Deep amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is grapes, red fruits, floral notes, some wood. Taste is grapes, prunes, pears, very sour, with some chocolate, wood and caramel notes. Sweet and sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanCrusher (848) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle 0,25L. Have to pour this one very slow, stop many times, because of huge head and continue pouring after it settle down. Clear, dark amber, red color with huge, light brown, frothy head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar and so is the taste. Very sour/acetic, reminds me of some specific sort of red wine. Nice combination of balsamic vinegar and cherries. Light to medium body, soft carbonation and slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buukwurm (29) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Aroma reminiscent of wine cellar. Light mouth feel with fizzy carbonation. Abrupt aftertaste. Initial sweet and sour tastes, each equally assertive. Slight saltiness.

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