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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: 2420   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slawek (233) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark red color, small tan head, clear body. Aroma: Wine, grapes, bit of barnyard, some vingear, medium intense, very pleasant. Taste: Low sweetness with medium bitterness. Flavor of dry wine, grapes but it is not astringent at all. Quite sour. Very refreshing, with high carbonation, almost no aftertaste. Very impresive beer, i like it much!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJvd (935) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
25 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy brown with a small to medium off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet and sugary, some dark fruits and lactic acid. Taste is also quite sweet, some caramel, malts, dark fruits and a little bit of tartness. Medium body and carbo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
solvaris (109) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brewdog333 (3) - vacaville, - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
I have tried over a thousand beers and still to this day the DUCHESSE is still my favorite of all A little sour up front with a smooth slightly sweet finish like any good woman but this one doesn’t talk back

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syfher (128) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
One of my favourite beers. Because of his maturation in oak casks, we got here a beer with great and complex aroma, with a little bit resin taste. For the appearance, we face ŕ reddish-brown beer (as said in the description) but more than that, it’s like a very "brune kriek". I can’t really describe the palate and taste beacause of all the particularities of its. You must try one of our best "Vieille Brune des Flandres".

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (662) - Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark Amber with nice off white head and lacing. Nose is red wine and cider. Taste is lots of sweet and sour. Maybe brown sugar. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (462) - HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2014
A legszárazabb pezsgők, almaecet és must aromája; előjelei egy igazi fanyar élménynek. Szájat összehúzóan savanyú, ecetes jellegű ale, erjedt és élénk ízei minden egyes szegletet betöltenek. Éretlen gyümölcsök karaktere húzódik meg minden egyes korty mögött, pezsgő jellege még inkább felerősíti a fanyar vonásokat. A végletek itala, valakinek vagy ízlik, vagy nem, de semmiképpen nem hagy minket benyomásmentesen. Egy újabb strigula a sour ale-ek szereplőinek számához.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kachangas (10) - - SEP 30, 2014
A bit too sour for my taste. This is a heavy beer and has more similarities with vinegar rather than a beer itself. Nevertheless it suits the taste for those who are looking for a sour beer with a strong taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (494) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Wow, this is fantastic. I have had Sours before but nothing like this. Gorgeous ruby, glowing dark umber with a quickly vamoosing beige head. Huge red wine notes, cherries, leather, dank, fruitcake and wood. The taste is very tart, a punky sour bite but also quite sweet. This sour babe leaves a faint red wine taste but with lots of other flavours balancing it out. Mid-high carbonation and a nice dry finish that has some slick, sweet tongue coating at the same time. Much depth to this one. A gem of a beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (999) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle given to me by my parents for a birthday gift. Thanks. A: Dark maroon with an outline of red when held to the light. Fluffy and lively off-white head. Some lacing; mostly slides off the glass. N: Cherry, vinegar, acetone, leather, tobacco, and black pepper. Some funkiness round the outside, and wood. Some currant jam and cabernet sauvignon grape. Red wine elements in spades. This is a surprisingly deep nose when you dig into it. T: Sweet as always, with a tartness taking a spot every once in awhile - like a slightly soured grape juice. M: Almost crunchy. Lively carbonation, lighter body. No alcohol, of course. O: This one surprises me as I’ve always thought it a bit too sweet and not particularly complex. I see I was wrong. Duchesse de Bourgogne is easy to drink, and it’s much lighter fare than say, Rodenbach GC, though it has a number of the same elements. I think I’d take regular Rodenbach first and foremost, but you sure can’t shake a stick at something this easy to enjoy.


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