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


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RATINGS: 2423   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3710) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy ruby mahogany with a small beige head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is tart, wine,cherry, wood, toffee. Flavor is the same, medium tart with a but of compensating sweetness. vinuous and woody. Medium body, prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1285) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
A dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints with a weak off white head. A strong sour aroma, appley sour fruit and a balsamic-like vinegar aroma. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma. A mouth puckering sourness, apple and cherry fruit, and a sweet and sour flavour of balsamic and red wine vinegars. The finish is sour and lengthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (86) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
23/01/2015 - 33 cl bottle @De Witte Raaf, Oudenaarde Ruby-brown colour, light white head. Aroma : sour cherries, wood, taste : cherries, light wood notes, malts, some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (77) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2015
Robe brune, reflets rouges. Nez puissant sur la cerise acidulée, vinaigre de vin rouge, balsamique, caramel. Bouche à l’attaque acidulée, belle note de cerise, une mousse crémeuse, une sensation qui allie fruit, sucrosité et acidité, longue finale acidulée. Une très belle bière originale, puissante et équilibrée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (89) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a deep ruby-brown. Minimal head and lacing. Nose is red wine vinegar, oak, tart cherry, raspberry. Taste is cherry balsamic, wood, bit of cranberry. Hint of caramel. Medium body and fairly sweet. Finishes tart with a faint lingering sweetness. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
empero (8) - POLAND - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
Red brown color, nice tan head. Cheries, apple and balsamico vinegar in armoma. Tastes sweet and fruity, with acidic finish. No signs of bitterness. Medium body, very light carbonation. Very tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (721) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 18, 2015
Deep brown-red in colour with a fine fading dark white head. Aromas of quality balsamico vinegar, dark cherry and wood develop with notes of earthyness and dark olives. Rather complex! Some fruity-wood sweetness hits your palate at first quickly changing into a pleasant vinegar sweet-bitter-acidity. Softly carbonated with a light slick texture developing a fruity-dry-tartness. Chewy well balanced yet complex lasting finish. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
It’s a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (467) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark red, minimal head. Aroma: Cherries, apples, grape, herbs Palate: medium body, average carbonation. Sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (432) - Elche, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2015
Brown/reddish color with rich beige foamy head. Cherries, raspberries, apple and apple, with some red wine and cider hints. Sweet taste, full of cherries and apples with a strong tart ending.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lebermilz (18) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2015
Mein erstes saures Bier. Sehr komplex, erfrischend, Noten von spontaner Gärung. Beim ersten Mal aus der 0,75er Flasche getrunken, dann später nochmal aus der kleinen Flasche. Beim zweiten Mal waren die Flüchtigen Säuren recht üppig, auf Deutsch: die Essignote war schon ziemlich heftig. Kein Bier für ein erstes Date.

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