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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2009
11.2 oz bottle Rock On Third Royal Oak, MI. I had this while I watched Detroit beat Chicago into the hockey history books. It poured a dark brownish with an off white head. And I can’t remember the last time I was this pleasantly surprised with a beer. I got this on a whim, never having heard of it, and it was amazing. Sour and sweet notes dominate the flavor, with some hints of granny smith apple on the finish. Amazing. cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a dark ruby, small whiteish head. Aroma of sour berries, grapes with a slightly vinegary quality. Taste is sour, with wine-like and raspberry notes. Tart but quite sweet as well, nicely balanced. Not quite as good as a Cantillon-spec lambic, but still very nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
on tap at beachwood bbq... I have had alot of variation on this beer...some bottles are sweeter and some are more sour.....but I am reviewing this on tap...... good sweet and sour nose....not as complex as some flanders reds..... taste is sweet and sour but not as sour as I like in my flanders reds r

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfuen03 (357) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (356) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2011
Thanks to Harrisoni for this one. Smells of sour muscles. Very nice sourness with hint of rubber. Stawberries, bit of sherbert, nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UM02 (354) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Sweet and sour with some oak, wine and sour cherry flavours very prominent but at the same time well balanced and subtle. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (354) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Dark brown, almost no head. Red fruits, malt, some sour but not as much as Rodenbach. There is more of a creamy sweetness to this beer. Finish has the fruity sweetness, and a mildly sour dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Tap at Selkirk Abbey. Dark mahogany brown w beige head. Smell is aged wood, earth, with dried fruits. Flavor, although rather sweet, is refined, somewhat delicate, aged dried cherries, mellow malt, and a pleasant sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (353) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Fles bij een vriend, uitgeschonken in bokaal glas. Donker roodbruin, mahoniekleurig bier, met een kleine stevige witte schuimkraag die kleeft aan het glas. Het aroma is zurig en houtig met tonen van balsamico azijn, eikenhout, appels, cider, rood fruit als kersen en rode bessen, vanille, rode wijn en aardse en leerachtige accenten. Het smaakpallet is typisch Vlaams Rood Bruin, complex met meerdere smaaklagen, zurig en zoet tegelijk, heel fruitig met tonen van appels, kersen, bessen en rode druiven. Vineus en aardachtig, gebalanceerd met zoete fruitige tonen. Prikkelende carbonatie en licht droge fruitige afdronk. Een lekker Vlaams Rood Bruin, wel voor de liefhebbers van zurige bieren. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a gold brown with minimal head and lace. Aroma is cherries, raspberry, tart, funk and barn. Flavor is just a faint tart and sour. Palate isn’t as crisp and bubbly as I like sours, its pretty flat.


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