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


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RATINGS: 2499   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freedivesurfer (13) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Reddish brown in color with a thick creamy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma reminds of wine, sweet, fruity, sour, maybe vinegar. Notes of coffee. Taste is sweet with a sourish finish. Definitely tart cherry and berries. medium sourness, medium sweetness, Ive drank some beers that were extremely sour recently, this has a nice balance of sweet and sour. medium bodied. Really enjoying this beer. Nice blend of funkiness and sour. Very drinkable. First time drinking this and will be definitely revisit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Matt_Foran (86) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Love this beer! Hints of dark fruit, vinegar. Taste is more vinegar flavors with maltiness and dark fruit. Sits on the palate nicely. I'm a big Flanders fan and this is one of the best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (355) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2015
75 cl bottle. Dark copper with off white head. Vinegar aroma and fruitness. Sour flavour, vinous

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gim (48) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
bottle. Initial pleasant vinegaric aroma turned into something no so pleasant. (nothing comparable to other sour beers Ive tried...) Clear mahogany/ruby. White head, some leftovers stay till the end. Taste is nice, medium sweet, light/medium sour. Average carbonation, medium bodied, sour finish. Would be very good if it wasnt for the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
poolstar (11) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
sour beer dark, tastes like balsamic vinegar, some fruits, not a beer i would try again

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Aboluda (1) - SPAIN - MAY 3, 2015 does not count
In my opinion this is not a beer, it tastes more like a carbonated vinegar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meireteixeira (83) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2015
Cor marrom escuro, brilhante. Espuma boa, bege, cremosa e média persistência. Aroma de vinagre. No paladar, equilíbrio entre o ácido e o azedo do balsâmico, vivaz e frutas secas. Remete a um vinho amadeirado e seco. Retrogosto ácido e seco. Surpreendente!!!! Explosão de sensações!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1287) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2015
0,25L bottle (from Wine of Galilee). Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sour, burnt sugar, vinous, oak, berries. Flavor is sweet and sour, oak, fruits, berries, caramel, acidic notes, and touch of alcohol. Overall: very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1196) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Not sure why I haven't rated this yet. Oh well. Bottle shared with Alli. Pours a deep ruby. Aroma of dark fruits, cherry, plum, slight vinegar. Taste is sweet, slight sourness. Palate is silky, a sustained low dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (633) - ESTONIA - APR 29, 2015
Pours dark mahogany, white foam, leaves some lacings. Aroma is soft vinegar, feels actually very attractive and inviting. Taste is also soft, surprisingly easy-drinking for a sour. Real smooth. Fruity, full of berries and sour character really builds this beer up nicely. I guess one of the classics that you should compare other brews against to. Fully enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rgf001 (184) - Mnchen, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Ester aromas of dried fruit, cherries, plums. A bit of vinegar, not as much as others have reported. Clear amber to brown color with beige head. Unbalanced flavor in which sweetness dominates and cloys. There are nice dried fruit flavors but many other flavors are probably obscured. Carbonation is correct but palate impression is thick. Sweet finish. The mix is not right for my taste.Maybe the sweetness is there to cover off flavors.

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