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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2698   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raviq (69) - POLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Brown colour, fine head. Aroma is mostly red wine notes, some caramel and alcohol. Taste is really sweet, fuity, Sourness is medium, There are some tannins but they aren’t very strong. A lot of alcohol in the aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (689) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 13, 2016
Ekstrakt: 16% wag. Kolor: Burgundowy. Przepiękne refleksy. Piana: Kremowa, niska, drobna, sycząca. Tradycyjnie nietrwała jak w większości kwaśnych piw. Opada szybko pozostawiając kremową obrączkę i masę wąsów piwnych. Lacing mimo niskiej piany jest całkiem niezły. Zapach: Aromat bardzo rzadko spotykany w piwie. Jest dziki, wiejski, stajenny. Czuć wyraźnie akcenty czerwonego wytrawnego wina, Pod mocną winną wonią ukrywają się nuty zbożowe pochodzące od słodu. Owocowość jest bardzo wysoka z dominującą śliwką, wiśnią i czerwoną porzeczką. Subtelne przyprawowe fenole tu i ówdzie. Generalnie czuć solidnego kwasa, przechodzącego już w silną octową kwaśność. Smak: Przy przechylaniu kielicha niesposób nie zderzyć się z tą potężną aromatyczną, kwaśną aurą, która unosi się tuż nad piwem. Na podniebieniu brylują kwaśne nuty czerwonej porzeczki i dojrzałych wiśni. Smak podobnie jak aromat jest stajenny i dziki. Czerwone wytrawne wino jest tutaj dobrym odnośnikiem. Przyprawowe fenole są umiarkowane. Słodowa baza jest bardzo czytelna pozostawiając tostowy posmak na ustach. Początkowa kwaśna nuta na finiszu staje się już łagodniejsza i po przełknięciu pojawia się nawet lekka słodycz. Goryczka bliska zera. Kompleksowe, owocowe, kwaśne, winne, dzikie, DOSKONAŁE! Wysycenie: Niskie. Podsumowanie: Duchesse de Bourgogne to piwo w starym flamandzkim stylu Red Ale. Leżakowane jest przez 18 miesięcy w dębowych beczkach. Przed rozlaniem do butelek 18-miesięczne piwo mieszane jest z piwem 8 miesięcznym. Absolutnie genialne piwo! Jedno z najlepszych i najbardziej oryginalnych jakie dane mi było degustować. Piwo jest kompleksowe w każdym calu. Cachuje go winny smak i aromat. Żaden inny styl piwny nie jest tak bardzo zbliżony do wina jak Red Flanders. Octowe, kwaśne nuty czerwonej porzeczki, kwaśnych śliwek, czy wiśni przeplatają się ze zbożowym, tostowym, a czasem nawet przyprawowym charakterem słodów. Rześkie, lekkie i obłędnie smaczne!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (593) - PORTUGAL - JAN 13, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23B). Bottle 25 cl - Batch unknown (BBF 25-09-2016). AROMA: red wine-like aroma with dark cherries, a sweet malty background and some red wine cask. balanced sour aroma. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and translucent. dark ivory medium head with average retention. TASTE: very ripe dark cherry flavour with notes of red-wine, red-wine cask, a slight acidic note all balanced with a slightly sweet malty background. low bitterness with a semi-sweet and aslightly acidic finish. PALATE: medium body with medium carbonation. slight acidic finish. OVERALL: an excelent Flanders Red Ale.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CzechTex (111) - - JAN 12, 2016
Beergeek, Praha. High expectations based on previous ratings, always potentially a bit dangerous.... I shall try to start from a neutral position. Great aroma, reminds me of Rodenbach Grand Cru (even taking heed of Jack Kerouac’s admonition about comparisons). Head dissipated quickly, first taste was fantastic. A bit less alcohol than many Belgian beers, therefore a bit lighter... And today, perfect. I will definitely drink this in the future.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1102) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2016
Dark brown pour with a tan head that gives way to a sticky lacing. The smell is dominated by vinegar and macerated grapes. The taste follows the same notes, white adding a sweet sugary component to balance the sourness. Refreshing as hell.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brew_Cat (117) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 7, 2016
33cl bottle at home, complimentary paired with casserole pork bites cooked with celery, sour sauce, and traditional Greek yogurt as a side, which revealed the complexity of this amazing top-fermented sour ale. Pours ruby dark brown, with thick creamy long lasting off-white head. Very good lacing, medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, long dry sour finish. Beautiful aromas on the nose, roasted barley, berry fruits, Belgian yeast, smoky aromas of brandy or cognac giving the hint of woody oak barrel maturation. Pretty much the same tastes on the tongue, along with sour fruits, resin, raisins, citrus, Porto wine, grapes, tints of balsamic vinegar. Not at all bitter, but also slightly sweet for a sour ale, and a bit more acid than I expected. I’d love to taste it again paired with smoked cheese, or NY cheesecake. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cerbier (640) - - JAN 6, 2016
0,25l Flasche. Braunes, etwas rötliches Bier mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Riecht säuerlich nach Tanin und nach Cognacfass. Schmeckt säuerlich spritzig nach Apfel, im Abgang leicht nach Cognac, Fass und Malz.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1069) - BELARUS - JAN 6, 2016
Dark brown, ruby hoghlights, nice creamy durable head. Nose of Belgian yeast, lots of fruit esters, especially raspberry, champagne. Light body. Lively carbo. The taste is very fruity, lightly sour, with notes of sparkling wine. Light bitterness along. Some leathery yeast. Complex. Very good.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (655) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 4, 2016
Marrom avermelhado, turva, espuma bege de média formação e pouca persistência. Aroma de vinagre de uva, ácido, potente, difícil discernir outros aromas, assusta um pouco aos desavisados, mas apesar disso é agradável, atiça a curiosidade. Paladar mantém a média acidez mas trás também um agradável e leve dulçor, refrescante. Corpo leve, alta carbonatação, sensação de bolhas na lingua, leve "queimação" . Aftertaste trás um sabor mais perceptível de maça e uva. Supreendeu positivamente, esperava acidez escondendo o restante, mas achei muito bem balanceada.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (359) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours burgundy with a medium frothy khaki head that slowly dissipates to a nice bubbly cap with decent lacing. AROMA: malty, earthy funk, herbs, prunes, raisins, grapes, sangria, red wine acidity, floral, molasses, candied sugar, basement aromas, skunky, woody, vinegar, tart cherry, spices, fizzy carbonation, bittersweet citrus, barnyard and yeast esters. TASTE: malty, earthy funk, herbs, prunes, raisins, grapes, sangria, red wine acidity, floral, molasses, tart cherry, candied sugar, phenol, woody, spices, peppercorn, bittersweet citrus, slight vinegar and fruity. AFTER TASTE: fruity, malty, sangria, spices and cherry with a sweet medium tart mouth feel.


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