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


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RATINGS: 2785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kelsei (8) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
the scent reminiscent of the vinegar, and beer reminiscent of a good wine, beer cingular

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markschiedon (597) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Drinking from a 25 cl bottle. In the aroma cherries, wine, oak. The unclear brown red beer has a medium off white head. In the taste cherries, Port, sour. Medium carbonated

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eManu (535) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2016
From a bottle of 25cl at Bottle World of kuala lumpur. Pours a dark burgundy red color with a beautiful beige head. Aroma of dark dry fruits, wood and herbs. Flavors, wow, rich red dark fruits, wood, vanilla and a hint of spiciness. Rich sour, dry body with nice effervescence, but superbly balanced, nothing too much. So very enjoyable. Love this, one more please!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap. I’m surprised to find I haven’t rated this before. It’s certainly been too long since I’ve had this. While the strong aroma is no more or less appealing than I recall, the flavor and mouthful are superb and better than remembered. Mild-moderate tartness with loads of sweet and sour fruits, including cherry and raspberry. Lively and fairly high but soft and appealing carbonation. Excellent large and dense head. Overall: a joy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (2021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from my sister. Vinegar and sour aroma. Sweet and sour cherry taste. Nice malty taste. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeiznogood (20) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
Pour: dark brown, high thick head, long lasting lumpy foam. Smell: sour, dark cherry, fruity, sweet, vinegar. Taste: sweet fruits, cherry and raisins, almost metallic, thick, deep and heavy in flavour, tartness. Mouthfeel: Thick, heavy, creamy. Verdict: Very nice beer, with interesting, full and intense flavour profile. But only in small quantities as it is rather filling and quite intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkanu (52) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAY 13, 2016
Very good beer! Nice color, dark brown with hints of red. It smells of brown sugar mixed with vinegar, somewhat like an aceto balsamico. Taste is medium sour with sweet notes of candy sugar and caramel. Feels like a nice wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1425) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 #100 for the book "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die." Aroma is woody, metallic, oak, some fruit I suppose but mostly disappointing. Appearance is red brown, had a light tan head before it fizzled away to nothing, clear and bubbly. Taste is medicinal cherry, wood, slight tart, bready for some reason, I?m unhappy. Mouthfeel is medium body, light fizzy carbonation, wood and medicine aftertaste. Overall, perhaps a bad bottle? I hope. This one is not good otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (1454) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from FLASK, Aarhus. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma and taste is malt, sour berry, some fruits, caramel, vinegar, grape, brown sugar. Medium body. Bitter nearly sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (690) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2016
Mørk rødbrun med fint off-white skum. Kompleks både på duft og smak. Duften er preget av balsamico, eik og røde bær. Det samme dominerer i smaken. Kirsebær er det dominerende bæret. Fin karbonisering og lang ettersmak.

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