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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2286   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aletcm (114) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 16, 2013
Cor vermelha bem escura. Media formação de espuma e persistência. Aroma de vinagre balsâmico, frutado. Sabor medio de vinagre balsâmico, um azedo gostoso. Um pouco frutada. Dulçor marcante. Ameixas, cereja e um pouco de passas. Muito interessante! Gostei bastante. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (113) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flamojune (113) - Ville de Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
Dark red beer, taste more like fruits juice. Un pur délice. For all. Deep cherry and dark fruits flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jainsv (113) - USA - FEB 6, 2007
This is the first flemish sour ale I have tried. It pours a deep red/brown color with a thin bubbly white head. It smells fruity with a hint of malt. The taste initially reminds you of wine with a semi-sweet taste which instantly changes to a nice sour aftertaste. Overall, an excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle from City Swiggers. Dark Mahogany, thin light head, little lacing. Scent of prunes and vinegar. Taste is tart berries with a clean, crisp, sour finish. Dry. Overly tart for a flanders.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Draft-Great Lost Bear. A little sweet for my palate, but very drinkable. Almost too sweet to be considered sour. Great body and pleasant aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kane (111) - USA - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2005 This rating is based on a tapped version. Served in its proper glass it was a dark brown with a 1.5 inch off-white head. Aroma was a mild sour fruit. Here is where the similarity between the bottle version and the tap version differ. The bottle version I have tried is sour and effervescent, the tap version is sweet and flat. I prefer the bottle version, which is my response with most Belgians.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoLdFiNgEr (111) - La Pocatière, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2009
Bière brown ale à 6,2%, disponible à la SAQ. Couleur très foncée et non brouillée. Faible mousse et fable gazéification. Un goût de cid de pomme se dégage dès le début. Goût acide et sûr, petit goût de chêne. Amêrtûme de pomme à la fin. Forte odeur de pomme. Bière très étrange lors de la première gorgée, mais forte intéressante par la suite.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (111) - Toronto, 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 can’t get here. Thanks LCBO you suck.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Interesting. from the time it pours to the time you swallow its quite different. when it pours there is no head, then the head seems to rise from the depths and pulls togther to make a marvelous creation. it looks thick but interestingly its not when you drink it. the right work for the mouthfeel is silky. there is a mild amount of malt sweetness and cherry that makes this one a keeper.


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