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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgianloner (40) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2016 Bottle bought and consumed in May 2016 in a red wine glass. AROMA: Balsamic vinegar. Red berries, some wood, I can kind of sense a very slight and low level dankness which comes through the alcohol evaporation. Nothing in terms of hops, more so vinegar and a fruity malt base. APPEARANCE: Brown with a red hue. Large off white head. In a dark room would look totally dark brown however with additional light the hue ranges from ruby red to amber at the extremities of the glass, particularly towards the stem. TASTE: Balsamic vinegar. Fresh water, very well hidden alcohol. Beautiful. One of the best features of this beer for me is actually the water which is very soft and pure. PALATE: Sour but not overly so. Malt vinegar. Oaky tannins. Very refreshing. Long lasting gentle sourness offset by the wonderful watery base. The soft carbonation gently brings the wonderfully balanced maltyness to the forefront. OVERALL: insanely well brewed and incredible tasting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiezmar (258) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Dark red, creamy foam, good lacing. In aroma a lot of apples, aroma is simmiliar to cider aroma. Despite that we have some other fruits, and some wood. In tase a lot of fruits, some wood. Palate: sour, dry and harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerplace (613) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
330ml bottle bought at Park Royal Liquor Store. Pours a dark amber with a weak white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, brown sugar, sligtly winey. Very carbonated. Taste is sweet, slightly sour, winey, brown sugar. Sour-sweet caramel aftertaste. Not bad, but not sophisticated, too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MRMedellin (273) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAY 1, 2016
Clear dark beer with a small head, strong sour aromas from the beginning almost like a wine, the flavor is quite strong and bitter, with a mild malt flavor, but a strong bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1042) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2016
Clear ruby beer with an off-white head and a sour fruity aroma. Flavour is tangy fruit, a sour berry hit and there’s a bit of malt to mellow those out a bit. It’s tart enough that I wouldn’t be rushing back for more but it’s quite tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (698) - - APR 28, 2016
Sampled from a bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Sour, fruity aroma. Classic sour/sweet taste. Some sweetness, then balsamic vinegar and sour fruit taste, with hints of raspberry. Well-balanced taste with good mouthfeel. Refreshing, but rather sour for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 28, 2016
Бургунь. Таратат& Бургунь. Напейте& девочки, раздень& девочки. Бургунь&

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (807) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, red fruit, wood and brettanomyces.

Appearance:
Clear ruby/brown beer with a medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium sweet and slightly sour with malts, red fruit, wood and brettanomyces.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ectuohy27 (996) - ESTONIA - APR 25, 2016
Wow, wow, wow. Heavenly sour-sweet, an elevation of malt and tart, with just a hint of vinegar keeping it from the five-point range. Flanders=if it isn’t perfection, you can at least see it from there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftykev (19) - - APR 24, 2016
on tap in the dovetail clerkenwell 22/04/16 . had this in bottle but the 1st time on tap. dark red in the glass, off white head with fruity, vinegar nose. taste is dark fruity with balsamic tone. not as sour & smoother than a bottle. no way tastes like 6.2%. i love it!


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