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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: 2526   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (934) - LATVIA - MAR 15, 2015
Dark amber - ruby with small beige head. Sour fruity aroma. Sour and sweet wine taste with rich sour fruity notes, which remains in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianza_ale (185) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Pours a medium size dense and creamy beige head; darkest brown colour, ruby reflexes. Smells basement, brett, vinegar and wine notes, wood, nice and complex. Tastes cherry, lactic, balsamic vinegar, syrupy, lemony; there’s actually a dominant medium level sweetness, that you wouldn’t expect from the smell, a light to medium sour notes/acetic, almost none bitterness. Medium body, medium to lively carbonation. Intresting sweet/sour matching, but was a bit really too much on the sweet side for my taste, and that quite ruined it for me

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mjik83 (950) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
25cl flesje via bierenzo.nl Alcoholpercentage van 6,2% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, azijn, zuur Conclusie: niet mijn type bier ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (428) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2015
Pours like carbonated red wine with a huge frothy tan head. Sour cherries and apple cider vinegar with funky yeast in the aroma. I really like the balance between sourness and sweetness in this one - not mouth puckering sour and not candy shop sweet. Notes of cherries, fresh green apples and balsamic. The spicy carbonation and light-medium body help make it clean and crisp. Not generally a huge fan of sours but this is really good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (528) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Dark brown beer with little foam head. The smell is insanely like a sweet smooth balsamico. What is great for the smell is less desirable in the taste. The sourness is sadly completely hidden. Insanely sweetness results in an interesting but not desirable taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (951) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2015
On tap @ Stumbling Monk. Pours dark reddish brown with thick cream colored head that laces extensively. Aroma is sweet roasty dark caramel malt with oaky undertones. Light tart cherries on the back. Taste is similar - sweeter, big oak, fairly light malt and body. Tartness is heavier too, and lingers through the finish. Rich yet easy drinking. Great classic sour red.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Dark brown-red pour with a brown head. Aroma is fruity, light sour/vinegar, and oak. Taste is fruity, oak, a little sour. Very tasty. Worth the price. Great lacing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ttroha (415) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham. Pours a dark brown. Aroma of a great Belgian beer, mostly funky and sour and yeasty. Tastes is only slightly sour, with hints of licorice, booze and a bit of a tangy aftertaste. Heavy beer. Excellent flavor. I don’t normally like sour beers, but I loved this one. The sourness was not overpowering. Very very good

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2015
Draft at Den Hert Vichte. Sweeter than I remembered, caramel, dark brown. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buffalojump (14) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
bottle from wegmans-niagara falls very good ..heavy balsamic notes..thick plum and caramels I was overwhelmed with the balsamic..the wife loved it and siad it was very cherry and rated among the best we’ve/she’s had me- again heavy plum, thick balsamic, oak..great stuff but not as sour as I like 95%


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