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


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RATINGS: 2785   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleigator (809) - GERMANY - JUL 16, 2016
Pours a dark red color, with a beige, fluffy head. Smells of acetic, fermented grapes, glue and old mushrooms. Dried plums and rock sugar get easily balanced by the sharpness of the acetic sourness. Brings a pleasant fruitiness to the nose, which adds a fantastic complexity. This may be the beer, which comes closest to a red wine I have yet experienced, and it does a great job by doing so. Drinks very soft, with a lively, well nuanced carbonation and a medium body. Tastes sour from the first split second, with its acetic sharpness setting the tone in the taste as well. Its sour profile is far away from offering a citraic crispness, instead the beer got a ton of matured wine grapes, which gets almost decadent next to the powerful acetic quality. It remains pleasant on the palate with its balance resulting from sweet cakey malts, rock sugar and sugar glazed grapes. Both flavors, sweet and sour are intense in this, reminding me of a joung, untamed wine. Got a soft spiciness at its peak, perfectly blending into the grapes, opening up the palate to a long lasting, sour finish. One of my all time favorits. So different than what you’ve expect from a beer and yet so mindblowingly good. I personally enjoy the pungent sourness a lot, as it constantly develops on the palate due to the slowly uprising sweetness, which turns out to be just as complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (124) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle 250ml @Pułapka Gdańsk. Scents of tart red fruit (cherries, berries), vinegar and chocolate with some hints of barnyard/horseblanket. Pours clear brownish red with minimal off white head that lasts pretty long and even leaves some lacing. Taste is what the aroma has promissed - medium fruity sourness, some low sweetness, feels a bit like wine, with. It is nicely carbonated in a way sparkling wines are. Overall very fruity and very tasty - great sourness to sweetness balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 13, 2016
25cl bottle. Reddish-brown colour, large off-white head. Vinous aromas, some malt vinegar and fruitiness (plums, cherries). Palate is moderately tart and slightly sour balanced by a deep-roasted malt sweetness with a medium body and subtle carbonation. Your archetypal (West) Flemish red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2016
F: huge, bubbly, off-white to pale brown, long lasting. C: dark brown with some dark red tones, opaque. A: vinous, vinegar, cognac, brett, woody, dark overripe cherries, plums, hint of chocolate and also barnyard. T: red vinous, woody, sour cherries, hint of chocolate, vanilla, medium body, light over-carbonated, very interesting and good made beer, worth to try, BB: 17/06/2016, 0,25l bottle from Prik&Tik/Quali-drinks/ in Brussels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Deadponyo (15) - Tours, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2016
Cette bière est réellement surprenante. Au premier abord on a l’impression d’avoir fait un mélange vinaigre / bière et le goût s’en rapproche également. Elle mérite une note excellente de part ce côté surprenant mais doit être éc?urante en trop grande quantité.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JamesFrancis96 (6) - Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
Duchesse De Bourgogne is a fruit beer. Not many people would love this kind of beer but it is excellent. The aroma is strong and you can really smell the different kinds of fruit in this beer. Good head and nose. As a traditional beer it’s not a great beer but for wine lovers this is a wonderful choice to drink. I think it pairs very well with Miss Vickie’s BBQ kettled potato chips.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1345) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Poured from an 11 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. The appearance is a nice burgundy color with a small white head. Has a very strong wine aroma. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zilverenmaan (19) - Schoten, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2016
Aroma licht zurig met vleugje vanille. Weinig schuim, prachtige, heldere roodbruine kleur. Smaak heerlijk zurig, licht fruitig. nauwelijks zoet, eerder moutig. Mag naar mijn gevoel wel iets minder koolzuur hebben. Hoedanook een van de betere vertegenwoordigers van het genre en een echte aanrader.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pitch992 (126) - SLOVENIA - JUL 7, 2016
bottle from Pivoljub. Aroma: tart, gentle citrusy, woody,low molasses, leather, horseblanket, some vanilla, chocolate and red currant. deep red-brown, with nice reddish tint, off white head with good retention, clear. light sweetness, medium bitterness, similar to aroma. bit more of acidic, winous feel, some gentle alcohol warmth, otherwise it hides its alcohol great. medium body, slick feel, creamy, fluffy, long finish that is slightly acidic and slightly sweet with some chocolate notes as well. lively, Overall: pleasant, complex, wished there were more in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
knasputte78 (608) - SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2016
Testad på Mellbygatans ölskola. Djupt röd färg, fin att bara titta på. En doft som överraskar med vinäger och Karlssons klister, skumt. Smaken är djup och speciell med vinäger och röda bär ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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