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


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RATINGS: 2785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (356) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (355) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (353) - GERMANY - DEC 3, 2015
From the bottle poured into nosing glass. Pours Red Brown with quickly vanishing head. Nose is acidic fruity and some alcohol in the back. Kind of balsamico vingar. Taste is sweetish acidic, some Aceton or chemical taste. Definitly an interesting beer, while I didnít have much sours in my time, so my rating might be a bit out of the blue...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, 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.

   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 isnít as crisp and bubbly as I like sours, its pretty flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2015 75cl bottle shared in Duchesse de Bourgogne goblet. Pours garnet with a light tan head which lasts well and gives good lacing. This is a very hit and miss beer. When on form it is on par with Rodenbach but often (unfortunately) falls short and develops a ferric and metal taste. Worth a try and if you are lucky you will sample the vintage tasting, oaky version with the balsamic vinegar quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (352) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
What can you say but Mmmmmm. Pours with a very thick, fluffy tan head that breaks down to leave lacing. Brown opaque colour. Smells? Must, green apple, mild metallic tang of the yeast. Taste? Crazy good. sour grapes, rather high on the sweetness which balances the sour, malts tend toward the subtle. Might not be a very session-able beer, but perfection on a patio in a tulip glass. Damn good beer that I canít get here. Thanks LCBO you suck.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JAN 5, 2002
Sweet and potent. Plenty of flavor and body to go around. Many great fruits to taste, most notably were strawberry, plum and cherry. Great red complexion and nice rocky head.

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