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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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RATINGS: 2294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grapengrain (125) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2011
Slightly sweet with red currant and earthy bramble fruit notes as well as some slight oaky notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (125) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours a reddish brown. Aromas of funky cherries. Taste is sour, funk-yeast, raisins and cherries. Mildly tart and a little oak. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
v8powered (123) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Very interesting flavor. Aroma a lot like balsamic vingar and a slight sour fruuit smell. The beer is sour at first but finishes with a great aftertaste. Souress disipates more the warmer the beer gets. Dark brown color, very little head. With my first bottle, I wasn’t to sure. Second bottle I began to appreciate and enjoy this beer. Will never be my favorite but certainly a different beer I can appreciate for what it is. A beer worth appreciating!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Smells of vinegar and soy sauce. Nice medium red color. Tastes of dried fruit, tart, sweet and tangy, makes your taste buds come alive. This one has some zing to it

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Bière brune aux reflets rougeâtres avec un petit collet beige. Arômes légèrement vinaigrées, de tomates vertes. Elle est à la fois sucrée et acidulée, il est possible de goûter des pommes vertes, des raisins, des prûnes et de petits fruits mûres. Plus elle se rapproche de la température pièce, plus des notes de cerises ressortent et elle perd un peu de son acidité.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - AUG 3, 2009
strong Vinegar aroma not nearly as strong in the taste, a good balance between the residual sweetness of the malts combining with a bit of sour. Would love to have another.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Guest Draft at the Old Toad. Alittle hesitant to try this sour ale but the risk payed off. The aroma was of sour apples and cherries. I was prepared for a very sour taste but when i took my first sip I was pleasantly surprised. The sour beginning was overtaken by the sweet finish. The flavors were all over the board but all good. The high carbonation of this sour ale brings out the flavors in every sip of this exquist style of ales.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Yummy!!! Toast this one to ring in the New Year! It’s tangy and fruity! Like champagne, but BEER! wowowow!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2008
This is my first sour ale. Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium head. It immediately smells of vinegar, and also some fruity notes. The taste is a pleasant surprise after the nose, in short, amazing! It has a rich fruity, but somewhat sour, flavor that I have never witnessed before. I am going to have to find more beers like this. Highly Recommended!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle. Crystal clear pour. Smells of cherries and vinegar. A bit thin on the palate, but warm and pleasant. Flavor is sour cherries and umami. A bit sweet. Loses points for having a harsh aftertaste, but you get used to it pretty quickly. This is my first experience with a Flanders Red, and I am quite impressed.


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