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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (1199) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours a rather dark brown color, hazy, topped with lots of beige colored head. Lot’s of carbonation. Aroma is fruity with some cidery and soury notes. Taste starts with sweet fruity feel - some berries, cherry perhaps and some others. Followed by relatively mild soury taste (cider and new wine quality) - actually one of my first sours, so it was a bit of a surprise, but definitely in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (5079) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
*Old rating, best before 20-12-09. Fruchtig-säuerliches Bier. Dunkle rote Früchte, schöne Holznote, moderate aber lecker-intensive holzig-fruchtige Säure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WelshPL (25) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Graet aroma of red wine, red fruits: cherrys, currant, aroma of barells. Deep red, almost brown colour, very poor foam, but good lacing. Quite sparkling, sour, a little bit of herbs. Very good bear, it’s my start with sour ales, can’t wait for more. Bought in bottle at Piotr i Paweł, Poznań.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (366) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle, deep reddish amber beer, nice cream colored head, great lace. Aroma cider vineager, banana, peach, green apple. Taste is apple cider, spice, green apple, peach. Palate is moderately light, carbonation lively, but fine bubbles. Finish is sour. This tastes so much like green apple jolly ranchers that is all I can think about!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (243) - POLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Barwa głębokiej czerwieni, wiśniowy, klarowny, piana niska, sycząca, dość szybko znika niemalże do zera. Zdecydowany aromat przypomina czerwone wino wytrawne, ocet winny, porzeczki, wiśnie, dzika róża, ciemni winogrono, gdzieś w głębi nuty beczkowe, stare drewno, lekka wanilia. W smaku najpierw czuć dość wysokie nagazowanie, spod którego nasze kubki smakowe atakuje na przemian owocowa kwaśność i słodkość, z przewagą tej pierwszej... Jest to bardzo intensywne i nieoczekiwane z uwagi na wybitnie kwaśny zapach. Dalej dochodzi też ziołowość, dzikość trawiasto-stajenna, masa czerwonych przejrzałych i niedojrzałych owoców i przyjemne rozgrzewanie delikatnego alkoholu, zupełnie niewyczuwalnego w smaku. Goryczka na minimalnym poziomie, raczej kwiatowa niż chmielowa. W posmaku pozostaje przez chwile cierpkość i kwaskowość szlachetnego octu balsamicznego.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
BooBoo666 (1) - - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Who wants to drink a balsamic vinaigrette? I very much enjoy sours, but this one took it to a weird place. I dig barnyard funk, but sipping on vinegar is a bit much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1388) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at home. The colour is clear, deep reddish brown, and a beige head. Aroma of vinegar, oak, dried fruit, forest floor and brown sugar. The flavour is sweeter with more brown sugar, heather and wild berries. Has a soft and rich mouth feel. A nice and sweet version of a sour brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1384) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
A dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints with a weak off white head. A strong sour aroma, appley sour fruit and a balsamic-like vinegar aroma. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma. A mouth puckering sourness, apple and cherry fruit, and a sweet and sour flavour of balsamic and red wine vinegars. The finish is sour and lengthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (219) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
23/01/2015 - 33 cl bottle @De Witte Raaf, Oudenaarde Ruby-brown colour, light white head. Aroma : sour cherries, wood, taste : cherries, light wood notes, malts, some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (267) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2015
Robe brune, reflets rouges. Nez puissant sur la cerise acidulée, vinaigre de vin rouge, balsamique, caramel. Bouche à l’attaque acidulée, belle note de cerise, une mousse crémeuse, une sensation qui allie fruit, sucrosité et acidité, longue finale acidulée. Une très belle bière originale, puissante et équilibrée.

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