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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 2687   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (435) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 14, 2015
Reddish-brown colour as in the deScription. Nice head, which disappears quickly. Aroma: raspberry vinegar, wine, cranberries. Taste: berries, vinegar, oak. Medium bodied, medium carbonated very good sour ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2015
Un intenso colore bruno velato con riflessi rubino è accompagnato da una corposa schiuma nocciola. L'aceto di mele pervade immediatamente il naso insieme ad un dolce sentore di porto e frutti rossi. In bocca è agrodolce con un finale secco e legnoso. L'alta carbonazione e il corpo medio la rendono più agile nella bevuta.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimGustavo (11) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Excellent sour. As usual vinegar smell, with mild notes of cherry. Quite a bit more carbonated than expected, but it’s good. Immediate punch of sour, but a very smooth almost buttery finish. Notes of cherry, vanilla, a tiny bit of funk, and of course vinegar sour. Again, surprised by the very smooth finish with a small syrupy cherry aftertaste that leaves me wanting more. Overall a fantastic beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (1352) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2015
25cl Flasche. Dunkle rote Farbe mit festem Schaum. Das Bier riecht sauer und fruchtig nach Balsamico. Geschmack ist auch süss-sauer. Spannend!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Changed (459) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Small bottle. Pours very dark cherry red, basically black, large off-white head with tons of lacing. Aroma is vinegar and dark fruits, some oak perhaps, and that booze that really isn’t booze. Flavor is fruity sweet, then sour and vinegar again. Drying in the mouth, with only the slightest hint of bitterness. Fairly sweet for a sour, but I really like the style of sour/lambic. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorkogrlo (289) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark red, cherry like color with brownish long-lasting head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruits with brett character after 1 or so chocolate smell disappeared. Dominant taste is reminding me of cherries with porto and vinegar. Also some spicy and oak character is present. Maybe too sweet. No hop bitterness. Really spicy finish. Overall: nice one., but it would be better if it has more balance between sourness and sweetness. In my opinion, it is little bit too sweet. But still good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Livendadream (191) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Btl pours a clear auburn color with red highlights. Nice fluffy off white head vanishes quickly leaving spots of lace on glass. Smells of vinegar,alcohol,over ripe fruit, dates,figs, and earth. Tastes of sour cherries, sweet candy,wood and red wine. Medium body, soft mouthfeel,lively carbonation and a dry tart finish. The sweet flavors complement the sour taste, making this beer perfectly balanced. It is nice and refreshing and very tasty. You can tell a lot of time and effort was put into this beer. Fantastic!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (267) - GERMANY - DEC 3, 2015
From the bottle poured into nosing glass. Pours Red Brown with quickly vanishing head. Nose is acidic fruity and some alcohol in the back. Kind of balsamico vingar. Taste is sweetish acidic, some Aceton or chemical taste. Definitly an interesting beer, while I didn’t have much sours in my time, so my rating might be a bit out of the blue...

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ungawa (1) - - DEC 1, 2015 does not count
I found this too fortified and sweet ahead of the sour notes. Great to try though as I have just fallen in love with sours!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (5098) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Tart smell with oak, fruits and cellar aromas. Sweet and tart taste with fruits, dried fruit, oak and cellar. Very nice!


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