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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: 2539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GraffitiVandal (149) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
ENG: 330ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Very dark red, clear color, nice, thick, light-beige head and plenty of lacing. Aromas of fortified wine / cherry liquor, red berries, a bit of alcohol. Very strong and sweet. Tastes sour but also strongly sweet, a lot of cherries and red berries, vinegar. Delicate aftertaste, a bit salty deep in the throat, medium body, low to medium carbonation. Overall greatly balanced between sour and sweet. I like it most from all sour beers I tried up to date.

PL: Butelka 330ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Barwa ciemno-czerwona, klarowna, ładna, gęsta, jasno-beżowa piana i dużo lejsingu. Aromaty wzmocnionego wina albo nawet nalewki wiśniowej, czerwona porzeczka, nieco alkoholu. Bardzo mocne i słodkie. W smaku kwaśnawe, ale i bardzo słodkie, bardzo mocno wiśniowe i porzeczkowe, do tego vinegar. W posmaku lekkie, nieco słone - głęboko w gardle, średnie odczucie w ustach, niskie do średniego nasycenie. Podsumowując bardzo fajnie zbalansowane pomiędzy kwaśnością a słodyczą. Najbardziej smakujące mi piwo z tego stylu jakie do tej pory miałem okazję spróbować.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerheart65 (1116) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Clear ruby, light brown/beige foggish head with bubble-islands and ring of lacing, good lacing. Strong sour-sweet aroma, lots of red berries, notes of strong red wine, bit earthy tones, funky back beat, leather. Would love to taste this with roquefort (well my ham-roquefort pizza is warming in oven). Medium body, round, medium strong carbonation, nice balance of sourness and sweet notes, long nuanced and lively finish. Natural, nuanced, tasty, one with character and soul, love it! It’s alive! Hmm..actually this is almost too overwhelming taste-bomb for even roquefort... I’ll enjoy rest as dessert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (325) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle. Dark dark ruby red pour with strong foam head. Robust and intense aromas of hairspray, canned cherries, chocolate, vanilla stick, chestnut. Taste is a sour blend that reminds of Rodenbach but much more potent. Cherries, aged red wine, wood, balsamic. Aftertaste is red wine, chestnut. Worth finding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (1016) - 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 (186) - 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 (969) - 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 (452) - 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 (641) - 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 (960) - 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.


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