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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: 2334   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.


UDBeernut's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
deep amber with ruby edges capped by an ample off white head with great retention. Nose is tart and has a essense of horsehair. Taste begins with vinegar, burnt sugar, lemon, and brett. light body, but not watery. Aight.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (525) - CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
Deep red/brown color, big tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is full of sour cherries, wine like character and malt. Taste is medium sweet and medium sour. Very pleasant. Body is medium and carbonation is average. Enjoyable sour ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
g_georgiou (230) - CYPRUS - SEP 17, 2014
Murky red brown body, beige head. Aroma is fruity, sour. Taste is really sour, red wine like. Woody sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
33cl bottle. Hazy burgundy with a foamy beige head. Flavors are cherries, raspberries, strawberries, apple peel, oak tannins, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar on ketchup chips. Some red wine characteristics. Very sweet and acetic. Medium body, lively carbonation, oily texture.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
The Duchesse De Bourgogne comes to the table sporting a small creamy off white head over a dark and hazy reddish brown body. It is full of lively carbonation rushing up to the head which has great retention and leaves perfect lace ring after each sip. The aroma has lots of delicate tart fruit and wine like character with light woody and nutty nuances and some mellow malt sweetness. Like the aroma its flavor displays notes of sour cherry, tart raspberry, browned apple peel and red wine backed by dry woody oak and some light yeast funk. This is balanced by some bready malt with mild sweetness. Everything is nicely balanced and slowly fades into a smooth dry finish. The palate has a lively well carbonated medium feel with tons of complexity and a mild sour pucker.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tasurinchi (15) - ROMANIA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours dark ruby with a big head. Sweet and sour, grapes. You can literally taste the barrel as you drink (in a good way). Excellent sour!

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Harrjitzuu (13) - - SEP 15, 2014
Draught @ Basement Beer Bar. Didn’t give off a whole lot of aroma at first, but notes of vinegar and preserved vegetables came as the beer wrarmed. Taste is sweet and sour. Especially Balsamic vinegar comes to mind, with a clear mouthfilling tast of oak casks, grapes, preserved vegetables and sour dough bread. Easily the best sour ale I’ve had the pleasure of drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (306) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Good lacing a cloudy head. The taste is of rotten fruits. Very sour. This taste is of dark fruits and maybe some sweet bread.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wojciechianna (74) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Clear ruby beer with stable wite head. Aroma of wine, sour fruits and alcohol. Tastes of cherries and wine, it’s sour with long fruity aftertaste. Lively carbonation. Very good, noble beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (122) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
Tap. Pours clear amber weigh creamy beige one finger head. Aroma is vinegar, malty, caramel, fruity sweet berries and some red apples. Taste is sweet, berries, soft medium to big body, but quickly sour finish is refreshing and marzipan. Slight oak character. A nice lady!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfuen03 (334) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2014
Pours dark brown with a dark, average sized head. Aroma of cherry, pollen, rotten fruit. Nice and fresh mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. Taste is like lambic beers, very intense, with high sourness and sweetness, leaves a fresh finish.


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