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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: 2506   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.


Whatup14's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (967) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - SEP 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2012 Bouteille 330ml. Couleur rougeâtre foncé, mousse aérienne couleur sable laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de raisin, de fraise, un peu vineux et acide. Goût vineux, sucré, légère acidité, un peu de fraise et amertume en fin de bouche. Carbonation moyenne-élevée, corps assez dense.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DomD (152) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1240) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (225) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1318) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MMR (480) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Pours a nice brown glass. Didn’t expect this ale to have such a lively sour/sweet taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
huineman (300) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2015
Ruby red hue, tawny head. Aroma is redcurrant, cranberry, vanilla, chocolate, yeast. Sweet start. Sour developing. Slightly bitter ending.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Matt_Foran (90) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Love this beer! Hints of dark fruit, vinegar. Taste is more vinegar flavors with maltiness and dark fruit. Sits on the palate nicely. I'm a big Flanders fan and this is one of the best!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (371) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2015
75 cl bottle. Dark copper with off white head. Vinegar aroma and fruitness. Sour flavour, vinous

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gim (49) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
bottle. Initial pleasant vinegaric aroma turned into something no so pleasant. (nothing comparable to other sour beers I’ve tried...) Clear mahogany/ruby. White head, some leftovers stay till the end. Taste is nice, medium sweet, light/medium sour. Average carbonation, medium bodied, sour finish. Would be very good if it wasn’t for the aroma.


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