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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: 2447   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (237) - - JAN 9, 2015
Very bright plum and cherry, tart, medium palate, lots of lacing and slightly syrupy but not too thick. Pretty good. Menu description says 6% ABV, I find it hard to believe, feels more intense. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twistedtxb (42) - - JAN 9, 2015
Première expérience de Oud Bruin. Arôme distincte de bière sauvage des Flandres. Bel équilibre entre le surette et le sucré. A découvrir!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (285) - GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
Balsamico, saurer Apfel, Hefe, funky, Champagner, Holznoten. Sehr komplex, gute Säure, exzellentes Bier.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
DearBeer2013 (89) - - JAN 8, 2015
Way too sour for me. A little bitter............................................

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mastalde (1) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
Pours dark red with a white head which quickly vanishes, still fizzy. Fruity aroma, quite sour and sweet. Soft flavor, nice acidity, reminds me a lot of geuze, but much more mature, almost vinuous. Slightly bitter aftertaste with malty notes, demanding for more!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollinsr (411) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours a cherry-colored amber with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and tart with yeasty effervescence. Taste is tart and sweet with malty rich cranberry and wild cherry flavors. There is an underlying pinot noir essence as well that adds to the rich fruity tartness of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Aroma: dry, sour, red wine, grape juice. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, off-white head. Taste: light sour and sweet. Palate: lively carbonation, initial sweets, then turning into intense sours, very fruity, champagne. Overall: quite a nice Sour/Red, excellent palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (419) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Nice chestnut brown colour, foamy off-white head. Sweet and sour nose and taste with red wine notes and dryness, green apple fruity too, vinegar/brett-like tardness, cask, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Complex! Medium carbonation, good body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebwaw (39) - POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Big bottle, served in teku. Pours dark amber with ruby highlights, extremely clear with thick, browny/beige head. Aroma is very intense, you feel sourness in your mouth only by smelling it. It mostly resembles balsamic vinegar, but there is more to it i.e. sweetness, candid fruits, raisins, blackberry, more cherry after shaking. Delicious, complex aroma. Taste is certainly sour, however, there is some spiciness, espiecially in the aftertaste. Its not that sour as you would expect, but makes for great balance between sourness and sweetness. Finish is quite long and leaves you with grape-like flavour in your mouth. Its a great example of sour beer, though imho wildly underestimated on ratebeer due to high availability and crazy low ratings from people not familiar with sour styles. Anyway, its not the best flanders, but you wont find many better ones, espiecially at this price.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (116) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
AT CK Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma of apple cider vinegar, yeasty, red fruit, tart. Taste is sour, fruity, apple, sweet finish with dry finish.


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