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

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RATINGS: 2369   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2003
It's like they put granny smith apples in a red ale. It makes me smack my lips with the sourness. I have never had a sour ale before so I am impressed. I wasn't sure that I would like it that much but they balance the sour fruity tones with adequate malt flavors so it is not overwhelming. I enjoyed this beer though I may not be able to drink too much at one time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Poured from a 330mlbottle a beautiful rich burgandy color. Head is a very nice off white color, diminishes quickly but leaves a nice lacing around the glass.Aroma is very complex and intense of sour cherry and apples. Flavor is similar to a black cherry lambic and very flavorful. A sweat start with a nice sour finish. Very good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwillrich (151) - S„o Josť dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2014
Foi a primeira sour ale que eu experimentei. … bastante diferente de tudo que eu jŠ havia tomado. O sabor lembra mais um frisante do que uma ale convencional.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (151) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Beautiful dark blood-red color with small head. Cherry sweetness and fruits, oaks, yeasts. Very sweet taste, also sour, but the sweetness dominates. Tastes like sugar. Lots of sugar. Too sweet. Way too sweet. I prefer the more sour versions, but this one is still not too bad a Flanders Red.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enwiebe (150) - - JUN 9, 2014
6/9/14. 750ml. Pours reddish amber with a big beautiful viscous frothy head. Somewhat funky sour nose with a hint of wood. Nice complex sour. Balsamic vinegar, raisins, and cherries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle at home. Pours a dark red. Has medium amount of head that remains present. Is slightly fruity and sour. Tastes extremely like wine. I like this sour.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2007
This beer surprised me. The rich caramel aroma was stunning, & the finish was very clean. Reminded me of a Cornish cider, but brewed like a beer. Itís a bit too thick & sweet for me to drink on a regular basis, but itís definitely a very tasty brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2009
33cl bottle in the backdoor @ghent sourish noise sourish taste. sweet and fresh tasted with fruity character. i donít like this beer style in general but Iím working on it .

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2009
On tap at the Bulldog, St. Paul. Deep ruby color, good lacing and a small but resilient head. Smells of sweet cherries, apples, and some plum . . . but definitely some must, too. Bold sweetness lingers on the palate, lively carbonation. Tastes of sour cherries, caramel, and maybe a sweet merlot/burgundy. Hints of cinnamon, almost like someone mixed in some apple cider. Hard to suss out all of the flavors and complexities -- I enjoyed this in a limited quantity, but anything more would be a chore. My girlfriend absolutely loathed it -- not for everyone!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2009
bottle 25 cl, dark amber with small head. iíve been eager to rate this. excellently balanced fruit flavored, a bit souer. the best of its kind as far as i know.


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