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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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common

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RATINGS: 2286   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_ (84) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 It took me so much time to truly appreciate this beer, so I understand the haters here. Appearance is magnificient. Brown pour with red highlights and a lasting thick creamy offwhite head. One of the most beautiful lacing there is. Once it’s over, my glass is completely coated with lacing. Aroma: This is certainly not unanimous as there is a lot of balsamic vinegar which can be offputting but I like it. There is a decent amount of musty wood, red wine, some burnt brown sugar. I also get some subtle notes of nuts and chocolate. Taste: Probably the perfect balance between tart and sweet. To be more specific, some cherries and plums, lots of wood, maple syrup. Mouthfeel: Light yet holds everything together. It is certainly not sticky considering the sweetness, nor as dry as a sour which gives this beer the opportunity to express its sweet and sour profile. Low carbonation but not much is needed here. Overall: A very unique, harmonious and elegant beer that has no evident flaws. My favourite go to beer with Orval.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (443) - Louisiana, USA - APR 26, 2014
Appearance: beer is a clear dark ruby red, pours with a large tan head with a nice density Aroma: creamy, molasses, butter, hints of sourness, a unique sweet cookie smell, Taste: tart, sour, sweet, cherry, red wine, Palate: average carbonation, leaves mouth wet, leaves a cherry aftertaste Overall: good but not a really strong sour in my opinion, has a lot of sweetness to it, has some unique flavors and aromas

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
patachou (17) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
A première vue pas si mal. Beau collet. Arôme que je qualifierais de rustique. On sent bien l’arôme le chêne. Par contre, c’est a la dégustation que ça se gâte. Goût très aigre. Je me suis même demandé si elle était expirée... Sérieusement la pire bière que j’ai jamais goûtée. Même la pire des bière maison s’en sort mieux... Vraiment pas dans ma palette.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronneaupy (105) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
On sent le baril de chêne et l'acidité perçante. J'adore cette bière. Bien joue qu'on en trouve facilement a la SAQ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (476) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Clear copper, dense offwhite head. Aroma of berries and yeast. Sweet and sour fruity taste, cherries.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
splatch90 (16) - - APR 25, 2014
Une bière qui me laisse un très mauvais souvenir le vinaigre et les épices peut être. Follow me on instagram : splatch25

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (111) - Toronto, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
What can you say but Mmmmmm. Pours with a very thick, fluffy tan head that breaks down to leave lacing. Brown opaque colour. Smells? Must, green apple, mild metallic tang of the yeast. Taste? Crazy good. sour grapes, rather high on the sweetness which balances the sour, malts tend toward the subtle. Might not be a very session-able beer, but perfection on a patio in a tulip glass. Damn good beer that I can’t get here. Thanks LCBO you suck.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (297) - - APR 19, 2014
Quite yeasty malty aroma. Lovely dark been colour. Surprisingly fruity in flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garza (567) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - APR 17, 2014
Dark brown colour with persistent beige head. Frash and subtle aroma of fermented prunes and some yeast. Sublime taste with medium sweetness and lightly sour. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonation and long lightly sweet after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (143) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Mahogany color, white head. Huge berry nose. Sweet and sour in roughly equal portions, sweet more dominant in the beginning with sour taking the finish. Super long finish, very effervescent, highly acidic, medium body. Really nice. Maybe a little too sweet overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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