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

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RATINGS: 2319   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1358) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours hazy red brown low to no off white head Aromas are very perfumy, boozy, paint, vinager Taste has nice and subtle taste of sour and sweet fruit, bicarbonate, cherries, raspberries

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours medium brown with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, phenols, honey, raisins, red wine vinegar, raspberry. Taste is raspberry, caramel, phenols, raisns, red wine, funk. Mouthfeel is dry and sprightly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (148) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Dark brown, almost no head. Red fruits, malt, some sour but not as much as Rodenbach. There is more of a creamy sweetness to this beer. Finish has the fruity sweetness, and a mildly sour dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
amazinwlrdfood (11) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Really drinkable. Some think it is overpowering but it is well balanced. A decent beer for the masses and great introduction to a Flemish Sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yy0pp (494) - - JUN 27, 2014
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (129) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2014
I’m just getting into Flemish Ales, but after trying several I find myself confused by this beers high ratings. Far less tart than Monk’s and considrably less cherry than Petrus, this beer is middle of the road, very average, doesn’t stand out...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation wines. Pours clear red brown, thin off-white head. Sour cherry and sucrose aromas, light toffee. Taste is light sour, mostly sweet though. Bit disappointed by the sweetness. Ok.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Timvim (82) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140619. Deep red, clear liquid. Large light brown head with ok head retention. Large bubbles. Aroma of cherry pits, toffee, oak and a hint of acetone. Tastes cherries, cherry pits, more red fruits, oak. Quite sweet, although well balanced. Soft mouthfeel with some acetic acid in the aftertaste. On par with Rodenbach grand cru, a little bit sweeter (a bit to much for me), but lacks the corn taste of the rodenbach. Will try these side by side and rank a favorite, as prices are similar. Edit: OK, so I did pour a Rodenbach grand cru right away. Duchesse de bourgogne is a bit more complex and have more depth in flavor and aroma. Rodenbach is a bit lighter and less sweet, which I like, and lacks the acetone in the aroma. They are both very very similar, but I would definitively choose rodenbach, despite the slight corn taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2014
Color rojizo/caoba limpio con espuma beige, Aroma intenso de frutos rojos y, ligeramente, levadura. Cuerpo medio-bajo, Inicio dulce afrutado con una acidez muy sutil, el final es bastante seco, sobre todo en el regusto. Muy rica.


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