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

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RATINGS: 2230   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sweasy (14) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Truly a Flanders Style beer. The Duchesse is lively on the tongue and bright on the nose. Strong head retention with tiny bubbles and thick lacing. Reddish brown. A little sweet pairs nice with the vinegary sour taste. A little bark taste finishes under the tongue and leaves a nice lingering aftertaste of sweet and sour. Not overbearing sour this is a fantastic beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaStranger (86) - - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a reddish/brown colour with khaki head. Sour aroma,vinegar and wine like. Tastes of vinegar and red wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (141) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Ive not tried a sour beer before so approached this without really knowing what to expect. It poours a ruby brown colour with a noticable slightly tan colour head which quickly diminishes in size but leaves a pleasant coating on top throughout. It reminded me instantly of balsamic vinegar in its taste, mixed with sour red berries. There is a noticable sweetness and on the finish I picked up notes of earth and wood. I spent my time sipping away at this and rather enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
t8dd (41) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Smells of sour fruit, vinegar, earth. Deep ruby color with an inch thick head. Flavors of red wine, wood, sour cherry, subtle funk. Finishes clean. A very approachable sour and a good place to start if you're just getting in to them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pawelpawel (4) - - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
Bardzo pyszne piwo. Kwaśne, mocno czuć aromaty czerwonego wina - zarwno w wyglądzie, jak i aromacie i smaku.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2400) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2014
33cl bottle at Bar & Cigar. Pours clear mahogany with an off-white head. Aroma of balsamico vinegar, dark red berries and spur fruits. Sour and moderate sweet with nice wooden and fruity notes. Fresh and very refreshing. Delicious stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
paologalloni (90) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 eccezzionale ricchezza di aromi e frutti.odore vinto e sapore di dolce esotico tamarindopoi l?acetico e poi ciliegie e poi mele e tanta altra. la gueze e di bevuta pi facile ma questa pi intrigante, a partire dal colore davvero bello marrone e rubino

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (530) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Poured a maroon brown color with a nice khaki top with decent lacing. Taste of apples, grapes, vinegar, sweet, slight funk. Medium carbonation, oily body. Tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skinnycheeks (14) - - JAN 25, 2014
Poured a maroon brown color with a nice khaki top. First sour Ive had and Im surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (664) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear dark amber color, medium off white head. A strong sweet and sour bout nose. Light body with a balsamic vinegar palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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