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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: 2362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
peermac (58) - Kristiansand, - JUN 11, 2011
En spennende og deilig øl. Masse frukt og sødme, litt kort i munnen kanskje, men fin likevel. Alkoholen merkes godt.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1996) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Poured from 330ml bottle after cellaring for almost two years. Clear, dark mahogany with a 2-finger tan head and good lacing. Aroma of plums, sour cherries and toffee. Taste of blackberries, tart cherries, chocolate, plums, raisins, toffee and brown sugar. Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenclansman (823) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 22, 2014
I used to be a big fan of this beer....until I had a true Belgian Lambic-Geueze. Its not a bad beer, its just the sweetness at the end, gives me this vomit-y taste. Refreshing and sharp. Still I prefer only its sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
limski (5) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
Amazing beer. Oatmeal coloured head with good retention and some lacing. Hazy, red beer. Scent is sour cherries and plums. Surprising amount of carbonation but not in a bad way, mouth filling flavours of caramel, sour cherry, raisins and a touch of leather, that last in a tantalising fashion. Well balanced. I am really pleased with this one. As Obi said ’These are the beers you are looking for.’

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalfaro86 (292) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 19, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark amber brew with a big red día head with poor retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate acidia with caramel, sour cherry, chocolate, vinegar and darl fruits, medium bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate acidic with a stout finish and a long aftertaste, good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2106) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Lively, slight gush on opening. Reddish brown beer with large head. Aroma is sour cherries and light vinegar. Taste is sour cherries, lambic and fruity. Very good easy going sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luumu (5) - , FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Punertava ruskea, katoava vaahto. Tuoksu hedelmäinen, makea. Suutuntuma miellyttävä, ohut, kevyen hapokas. Maku makea, hedelmäinen, hyvin hapan, maltaisen täyteläinen. Kokonaisuutena mielenkiintoinen tuttavuus

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guiroul33 (67) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 18, 2014
Bouteille 33cl au Wine More Time, Bordeaux. Un bel exemple de oud bruin flamande, arome et goût de vinaigre, un superbe équilibre entre acidité et amertume. Un délice!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Humlehode (94) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Pours dark brown, large brown head. Highly carbonated. Dry. Aroma of vinegar, redcurrants. Quite sour, but well balanced and flavorful. Nice aftertaste. Low bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"can’t pronounce it, but i liked it. pours an attractive mahogony red, aroma is sweet & fruity, taste is very sweet with a mouth puckering sour smack to the mouth before finishing sweet again. of the 5 sours we tasted together, this was the most flavorful, and finished a close 2nd to the Dissident. 3/10-a little smoother and sweeter on tap. just as good. 2/10-still an acquired taste, but i’ve acquired it. beautiful aromatic, flavorful and complex. there is a malt vinegar characteristic, but it’s just so smooth and pleasing to drink, as are other good sours. 2/11 - had a 750 for the first time. why a green bottle? the small ones are brown, and the beer is better. 750 was a little blah and not as sour as usual."

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (86) - - OCT 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Beautiful dark blood-red color with small head. Cherry sweetness and fruits, oaks, yeasts. Very sweet taste, also sour, but the sweetness dominates. Tastes like sugar. Lots of sugar. Too sweet. Way too sweet. I prefer the more sour versions, but this one is still not too bad a Flanders Red.


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