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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: 2524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benfergy (233) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 7, 2015
Aroma is of some malt, and much vinegar. This put me off at first, but it grew on me. As I sipped, I also noticed an oak undertone. The taste - needless to say - very sour. The palate is invigorating. This sour beer is not for everyone... but I think it’s amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (130) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle 750ml, pours clear brown with small white head, that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma of grapes, white wine, honey, vinegar, raisins and some delicate barnyard. In taste high sourness followed by heavy sweetness. No bitterness at all. IMO sweetness is a to high, but still it?s easy drinkable. Very fruity but when drinking for a longer time it starts being very insipid. Good beer but more than 300ml is to much.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (413) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
I get a bit of wet leather, some of the kind of funk that the sling on my Mauser Kar98K smells like, and other than that I got vinegar. Very smooth vinegar with a bit of sweetness to it, but vinegar nonetheless. Good beer for what it is.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3840) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2015
250ml bottle. Clear dark brown color. Small size, yellowish-beige-brown head, stays. Rotten apples, sour, woody, bit of oak in aroma. Sweet, plums, apples, touch of English vinegar, HP sauce in taste. Vinegary HP sauce in aftertaste. Crisp mouthfeel. I almost like it, but then again that vinegar.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (126) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
25 cl bottle, bb 12.06.2016. Ruby coloured, hazy, with beige head that stands for a long time and nice lacing. Fizzy carbonation caused gushing. Aroma is acidic, fruity, somewhat winy. Very sweet, with winy and woody notes. Interesting, but definitely too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
George2Tall (27) - - MAR 28, 2015
Is the devil's brew? Pours a dark brown. The initial taste is of vinegar, but with an aroma of old wine. The flavor morphs into tart cherry, no, black cherry. What bizarre chemistry is going on here? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
ippers (48) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Uitnodigende, interessant uitziende fles dus daarom gekocht. Bij het openen van het flesje had ik er al meteen spijt van, hij ruikt namelijk behoorlijk zuur maar ik had nog het idee dat het misschien een kersen bier was . Verschrikkelijk zuur bier, kan er zelfs niet veel anders over zeggen . Ontzettend zuur

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
19.2.2015. Foams a loott. Dark brown. Sour aroma with wine, vinegar. Taste is bittersweet, vinegar, darkfruits, also quite sweet despite tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (1338) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Reddish brown, very little in the way of head or lacing. Vinegar and black cherry in the initial aroma. Further olfactory probation reveals oak chips, chocolate, cola nut, vanilla, a hint of lime. Sweet-sour taste, simultaneously intense and mellow. A fruity funky hit in the finish. Full body, nice amount of carbonation. Extremely good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMarini (11) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Ruby red with a lacing tan head. Sour oaky aroma. Sweet caramel and malt flavour. Light fruity notes with a lingering sweetness. The balance between the fruity sweetness, the vinous raisins and the sourness is near perfection.


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