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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2683   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.


tfratzke's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfratzke (92) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Lost of balsamic vinegarette. Sour cherries. Some bitterness mostly from the vinegar. I like this.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MRMedellin (268) - 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 (949) - 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 there’s a bit of malt to mellow those out a bit. It’s tart enough that I wouldn’t be rushing back for more but it’s 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 (635) - 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 (947) - 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 isn’t perfection, you can at least see it from there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftykev (12) - - APR 24, 2016
on tap in the dovetail clerkenwell 22/04/16 . had this in bottle but the 1st time on tap. dark red in the glass, off white head with fruity, vinegar nose. taste is dark fruity with balsamic tone. not as sour & smoother than a bottle. no way tastes like 6.2%. i love it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redbeered (46) - GREECE - APR 24, 2016
bottle: pours medium brown with orange tint....tan head that dissipates...barnyard aroma that increases with warmth....wine vinegar..may be some cherry but really that is more apparent in the taste....tartness balanced by some sweetness....light body with medium carbonation......kind a like it .....

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spartacux23 (1) - - APR 24, 2016 does not count
Une de mes bières préférées, un gout unique et la plus belle étiquette que je connaisse

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Aroma is cherry, fruity but solid oak backbone. Looks brown red in the glass. Little head. Taste is like aroma. Palate is a bit light and watery. Carbonation is not very smooth. I like this as a sour beer before the sour thing started: it’s tart but the focus is on a balanced beer not an oh my god gimmky sour its so tart crap fest.


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