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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2330   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.


Westy84's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westy84 (7) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
8 oz pour on draft. Aroma of Vinegar, ketchup, palate is sweet, with hints of vinegar tart. Always a favorite


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tasurinchi (14) - 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 (302) - 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 (113) - 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 (332) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiiidog (40) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Pours dark red/brown with a small head and a small amount of lacing. Aroma is vinegar with a hint of dark fruit. Taste is sweet/sour cherries, more dark fruit, bready, a little vinegar, with a lingering tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Coats the mouth. It’s my first Flanders Red and I like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - SEP 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-9-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a chestnut color with some ruby highlights seen shinning throughout. Upon pouring there is a small white head that fades relatively quickly leaving only a trace of lace. Smell- The aroma is of dark fruit and sourness. The dark fruits are mainly of a cherry aroma, but have hints of raisin and prune mixed within. Along with these sweeter smells comes a good dose of a sour and tart aroma of a mix of apple cider vinegar mixed with some sour lemon. Taste – The flavor of the brew is a nice blending of sweet and sour/tart. Upfront there is a good showing of a sweeter cherry flavor mixed with some lighter notes of sour grapes. As the flavor advances the sweetness fades slightly while the sour grape flavor grows stronger. Some hints of a yeasty taste begin coming to the tongue as well as a more sour and tart vinegar taste. In the end a rather balanced sweet and sour fruited vinegar flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly below average. The thinner body and moderate carbonation are fantastic for keeping the brew on the more drinkable side, but while still providing enough body to support the sour and sweet flavors of the brew. Overall – A very nice sour that is extremely drinkable and very tasty. One of the most balanced and enjoyable sours I have ever had.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (304) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
I think this was my first sour and quite memorable indeed. Poured a clear dark ruby with a small off white head. Aroma was of wine, vinegar, and musty old basement. Tastes of grapes, cherries, plums, and quite vinous. Had a smooth low carbonated body. Was also sour and tart, but it flows over the tongue quite nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (96) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
As I was drinking, i was thinking to myself, this red wine-like beer would be great in my coq au vin. Has anyone done that? If so, how was it, let me know. Ta.


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