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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: 2715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2007
750 ml. thanks semich. pours intense, dark brown, but with a ruby-garnet glimmer. adequate lacing. typical sour ale nose. tart fruit, smooth yet silky. a bit of underlying raspberry fruit and currants on the tail end. taste? fruit follows onto the flavor and into the finish to coat the palate, both on the sides and the front end. sweet, ripe fruits, a healthy dose of carbonation (reminiscent of champagne), and a lighter dose of yeast. on the palate, it’s velvety, yet extremely smooth. excellent for the style. it’s one to savor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (308) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2013
aroma: acid, acetic, malty apparenza: brown, cloudy, minimal head, gusto: heavily sour, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, palato: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, prima flemish dopo la petrus oud bruine..l’ho assaggiata dopo la petrus quindi, da quello che ho potuto percepire questa birra è molto più acetica rispetto alla prima ma è l’aceto che è diverso..li era astringente mentre qui è dolce,sembra quasi di bere aceto balsamico..frizzantezza bassa,corpo medio rispetto alla precedente,malto lievemente presente,luppolo non pervenuto..a lungo andare stanca ma va provata! bevuta all’elfo

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rgf001 (307) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Ester aromas of dried fruit, cherries, plums. A bit of vinegar, not as much as others have reported. Clear amber to brown color with beige head. Unbalanced flavor in which sweetness dominates and cloys. There are nice dried fruit flavors but many other flavors are probably obscured. Carbonation is correct but palate impression is thick. Sweet finish. The mix is not right for my taste.Maybe the sweetness is there to cover off flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Echon (306) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
Deep red medium-bodied ale, with aroma and flavour of fruit and vinegar, and a rather sharp taste with moderate sweetness, high acidity and a bitter finish. I appreciate the rest of it, but the vinegar character is too pronounced, and I would probably not try this again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2005
(Bottle, ABS drinks) Dark brown colour, little slowly diminishing beige head, no lacing. Lots of acid bubbles. Aroma of orange peels, hops, spices, light alcohol, sweet fruits, light raisin, cherries, soap. Sour, spicy and sweet taste. Flavour of fruits (cherry) and wood. Vivid mouthfeel, almost like cola blended with alcohol. Some sweet and not too harsh maltiness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 330ml, robe ambrée presque rouge, arôme vinaigré de petits fruits (raisin?), goût très acide mais combien agréable!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (303) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bière de 330 ml en bouteille. Arôme de raisin style vin très puissante. Goût. pétillant au bout de la langue avec une acidité bien présente.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (302) - 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 didn’t have much sours in my time, so my rating might be a bit out of the blue...

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syfher (301) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
One of my favourite beers. Because of his maturation in oak casks, we got here a beer with great and complex aroma, with a little bit resin taste. For the appearance, we face à reddish-brown beer (as said in the description) but more than that, it’s like a very "brune kriek". I can’t really describe the palate and taste beacause of all the particularities of its. You must try one of our best "Vieille Brune des Flandres".

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Case (300) - GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
The classic Flanders red that unlike Rodenbach which goes towards extremely sour is sweeter and more balanced. Pours red-brown with small head. Aromas of vinegar, cherries, a bit of barnyard. Taste is an explosion of sweet candy sugar and sour vinegar, lots of oak, spicy, fruity, apples, cranberries, sour cherries. Highly complex, you discover something new with every sip. The high sugar content kicks this beer into overdrive and makes this such a fascinating drink but also makes it more of a desert beer for me.


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