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


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RATINGS: 2510   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
heliport (12) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
Hits the mouth with a pleasant fruity taste, comes across sweet but not like a candy. Aroma is pleasant and the color is dark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjoeng (126) - - JUN 3, 2015
ABV 6.2% Nice thick head poured out of the bottle. Admirably retains all of this head throughout my drink. This was satisfying to see and sample with every pull. Nose is mildly yeasty. Strong overtones of grape and tannin; just me trying to avoid using the word "wine". Clean ale mouth that is fleeting and then followed by an overwhelming vinegary mouth that slowly gives away flavors of toasted wheat and barley with lingering notes of plum and and orchid stems. Appetizing after taste that makes me want chicken wings. Pleasant enough, but not necessarily my favorite beer. Pals with wine coolers and ciders where bright fruity or citrusy flavors predominate. Could possibly be served as a mulled beer given it’s distinctly wine-y lineage. CAVEAT: This rating gets very middle of the road marks, because I just don’t trust my palate to know when it has a good sour beer. I appreciate the time and expertise it took to do this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgauthier1 (1) - chilton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
This beer has a great espresso smell with a nice subtle sourness. The sour isn’t overwhelming, it makes every sip enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbllmm (10) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAY 30, 2015
Exquisite! Particular nose and mouth, cinamon, licorice, clove. Long finish. Must try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2759) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2015
0,33l bottle (last one!) @ Stadin Panimobaari. Pours deep red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sour malts. Flavor is sweet and extremely sour malts with some artificial flavor. Recommended for the extreme connoisseur. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DomD (153) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Poured from bottle. Sour aroma of what I can not tell. Pours a dark brown with slightly off white head. Heavy sour taste. Medium body. Very sour, not really my type of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (470) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
Looks.. A deep reddish brown, with a fluffy white med-lge head. Smells..old oak, vinous, older small berry, some vinegar like note. Tastes..berry, oak, vinous & slight balsamic/acidic hit, but generally smooth & finishes with a light sweet oak woodyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1242) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
A nice tart beer, not too sour. Pours a deep but clear Amber with a white head. Smells of tart Apple, cherry and pear. Taste is cola, sour apple and cherry. Paired with carrot cake, brings out the green apple and pear, and accentuates the sweet aspects of the cake. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (235) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Bière rouge/brune à la large mousse claire. Cette belle mousse s’estompe très rapidement pour se réduire à un mince anneau blanc au centre duquel subsistent plusieurs ilots blancs d’aspect fongiques. Nez de vinaigre balsamique sucré laissant échapper d’irritantes (mais très agréables) vapeurs acétiques. En bouche, beaucoup de bois et une quantité de sucre la plaçant à mi-chemin entre une Faro et une Lambic. L’équilibre est excellent entre ce sucre abondant et un alcool surprenant pour une bière tirant 6,2% volume. Belle effervescence en fin de bouche qui rafraîchit suite à cette attaque acétique et sucrée. Très agréable bière d’apéritif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1336) - CROATIA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Magic Beer Room, Zagreb. Pours dark red with off-white head. sour, vinous aroma. Fruity, sour, vinegarish, light sweetness. Interesting and complex, good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MMR (491) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Pours a nice brown glass. Didn’t expect this ale to have such a lively sour/sweet taste.

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