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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

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RATINGS: 2687   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.


freedivesurfer's rating

4.1
   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chromeotaphor (138) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 Azijn frisse kersen kriek zurig zurigheid. Donker van kleur en nauwelijks een schuimkraag. Een mooie balans tussen een Kriek en een zurig azinnig biertje. Heerlijk aangenaam.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgianloner (32) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle bought and consumed in May 2016. AROMA: Balsamic vinegar. APPEARANCE: Brown with a red hue. Large off white head. TASTE: Balsamic vinegar. Fresh water, very well hidden alcohol. Beautiful. PALATE: Sour but not overly so. Malt vinegar. Oaky tannins. Very refreshing. Long lasting sourness offset by the wonderful watery base. OVERALL: One of the best beers Iíve ever had. A regular drinker of this astonishing brew. I donít know too many Flemish Reds however I get the feeling this must be up there. Love it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiezmar (144) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Dark red, creamy foam, good lacing. In aroma a lot of apples, aroma is simmiliar to cider aroma. Despite that we have some other fruits, and some wood. In tase a lot of fruits, some wood. Palate: sour, dry and harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerplace (235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
330ml bottle bought at Park Royal Liquor Store. Pours a dark amber with a weak white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, brown sugar, sligtly winey. Very carbonated. Taste is sweet, slightly sour, winey, brown sugar. Sour-sweet caramel aftertaste. Not bad, but not sophisticated, too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MRMedellin (269) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAY 1, 2016
Clear dark beer with a small head, strong sour aromas from the beginning almost like a wine, the flavor is quite strong and bitter, with a mild malt flavor, but a strong bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (953) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2016
Clear ruby beer with an off-white head and a sour fruity aroma. Flavour is tangy fruit, a sour berry hit and thereís a bit of malt to mellow those out a bit. Itís tart enough that I wouldnít be rushing back for more but itís quite tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (620) - - APR 28, 2016
Sampled from a bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Sour, fruity aroma. Classic sour/sweet taste. Some sweetness, then balsamic vinegar and sour fruit taste, with hints of raspberry. Well-balanced taste with good mouthfeel. Refreshing, but rather sour for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 28, 2016
Бургунь. Таратат& Бургунь. Напейте& девочки, раздень& девочки. Бургунь&

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (643) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, red fruit, wood and brettanomyces.

Appearance:
Clear ruby/brown beer with a medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium sweet and slightly sour with malts, red fruit, wood and brettanomyces.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ectuohy27 (952) - ESTONIA - APR 25, 2016
Wow, wow, wow. Heavenly sour-sweet, an elevation of malt and tart, with just a hint of vinegar keeping it from the five-point range. Flanders=if it isnít perfection, you can at least see it from there.


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