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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (733) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle - pours Brown with a dense head. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, almost bloody Mary like. Taste is sweet and sour up front, lingering balsamic finish. Medium palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (961) - HUNGARY - OCT 31, 2015
0.25l bottle. Deep ruby/brown body, beige head. Aroma of sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, toast and some wood. Taste of sour cherry, chocolate, red wine, balsamic vinegar and caramel. Quite tart. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (539) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 31, 2015
Sour yeasty aroma with a wood barrel character. Tart and similar to wine except for the carbonation. A pleasant sweetness rolls around the finish. A complex and exciting beer well worth trying. Thanks @kapusil

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1538) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle at Cambrinus in Bruges, 29th October 15. Pours clear, aroma is sweet and slight sour, sherry, dark fruit. Taste is sweet and sour, smooth, very drinkable. Liked it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Saeglopur (1438) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 28, 2015
330 ml bottle from Beer Store Vienna.
Deep copper, clear body, with a medium, fluffy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of oak, vinegar, leather, overripe fruits, some some nail polish, some skunk.
Taste follows this, with more sweet fruits and vanilla, but also with some nail polish and skunk notes.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes sweet-sour, medium dry, wooden, fruity, with some vegetables again.

Too bad, my bottle seems to be spoilt, first time I experienced this with a sour beer. Doesn’t drink that bad, with nice sweet and sour notes, but the skunk and nail polish ruins it of course. Will rerate this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (1180) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
0,25 l bottle, bought at Grebhan´s, Bremen. A darkest but bright red brown in the glass. Nearly no head. Malty fruity with a lot of bisquit and cherry liqueur on the nose. Taste starts with sweet cherry, then followed by vanilla and pale malty influences, also sourness but always with a present sweet stage. Some alcoholic bisquit taste. Nice one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gr_pa (199) - siemianowice, POLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Very dark ruby colour, clear. Great head. Fantastic aroma: wine, berries, vinegar, apples, coffee (? maybe it’s some woody notes?). In taste it’s medium sourness, rather sweet. Very fruity. Some vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2015
330ml bottle from Whole Foods Market, Giffnock, Scotland:
Quite a sour and tart beer but definitely not as strong in those departments as I’d been expecting when compared to some other Belgian sours that I’ve tried over the years. The nose in particular is quite a complex one with some good sweetness off the back of the fruits and a nice balance as well; a very nice beer and one well worth trying if you get the chance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ANZUShophunter (207) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2015
From 25 cL bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours deep crimson with acetic acid nose that mellows as it warms releasing some sweet malty scents. Cherry tartness hits the palate and malt sweetness breaks through as the tartness fades. My first red sour: intriguing complexity that changes with temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (638) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle 75 cl. Nice Flemmish aroma and apperance but is overwelming sweet and lack body and bitterness to make it balanced. Eg not better than Rodenbach and is more expensive. Meh

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