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


on tap

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (339) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Very happy to try this one out (finally)! The robe is clear pouring a warm brown shade with very deep ruby highlights topped with a creamy beige head. The nose is smoky and spicy and also has a very nice sweetness with grapes and even a little floral side. To be honest, Iím not a great fan of very sweet beers (usually) with a certain smokiness, but this one has just the right amount of sweetness from the fruits like cherries and grapes and enough hops to balance it out and be very pleasant on the tongue. Excellent served between 8 and 12 degrees.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Appearance - A bit murky for the style. lots of brown puddles with amber waves flowing throughout. good two finger head with nice lacing. Smell - Musty, Earthy, some vinegar funk, with a touch of candy. Taste - Its a very subtle oud bruin by comparison to others. If your in the mood for subdued pucker then this is a good selection. Mouthfeel - Good amount of carbonation helped this one from being mediocre in the mouthfeel department. With the brew being such a murky mix itself, the carbonation really saves it. Drinkability - Easy drinking for the style but not the easiest style for all to drink. Its my favorite style so Iím a bit biased. Iíll give it a 4.0 to be fair. The 750ml only set me back about $8.00 in a local store so its a good oud bruin at a fair price. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-06-2008

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 Pours a rusty red with a giant rocky head that lasts forever. Nose like red wine and earth. Taste is earthy with notes of red grapes, prunes, rasins, wood and meat. Finish is sweet and sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
33cL bottle, from old notes. Deep ruby red color with short lived tan foam, not so good lacing. Lots of oaky sweetness in the aroma, bit too sweet on the flavor end, almost seems like it was artificially sweetened.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlf (336) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2016
Pitch black clear with small brownish head; aroma is sour lactic fruity with grainy malt, some chocolate and cacao; taste is medium sweet, very fruity, slightly sour, gentle roast aroma, nice malty background; thin refreshing mouthfeel, medium carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (335) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours deep ruby red with a tight white head that dissipates quickly. I have had this several times and this batch has a more vinegary aroma than others. Flavor is so unique. Not the most tart, but it comes on a bit after the initial sweetness. Flavor is very comPlex and hard for my untrained pallet to breakdown. Pairs nicely with this Bayley Hazen blue cheese as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HippieFee (335) - - AUG 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 Large Format - Dark reddish brown color. Vinegar smell. Has the same vinegar taste as well, a little sour taste on the palate. Hints of oak from the barrel aging. Complex flavor profile which is really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2008
Sweet flavors all around of almonds, apples and yeast. Hints of brown sugar, sour milk and dark berries. A bit of oak and honey too. The sourness is not to pungeant and it is melowed buy a fair amount sweetness. Very easy sour to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scouser (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Strong vinegar aroma. Nice dark amber colour, no lacing. Strong balsamic vinegar taste. Overall not bad ,not good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Strange stuff. My first experience with Flemish sour ale. And boy, is it sour. Very interesting, though, and I love the color. I do detect some dark malts in the vinegary aroma. MUCH better as it warms. I suspect the kids would go ga-ga over this one, being that is as least as sour as those super sour gummies. RE-RATE 2-4-07 Fantastic. Strong woody aromas with a cherry candy background. Flavors of lactic infection and candy. Unique beer that is thoroughly refreshing. One of my favorites.

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