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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: 2331   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Red ale color with thin tanish head. Sour nose (in a good way) and a good lightly sweet cider taste. Leaves palate clean. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Dark burgandy in color with a bubbly tan head.Smell is awesome. Sour apple dominates the nose as well as cherry. It is a bit musky and tart and very complex like a good wine.Very sweet taste at first and it finishes sour. Light malt flavor with hints of cherry, cranberry, and sour apple. Light carbonation and a great taste make this a must try.

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.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle. I had high expectations but was rather disappointed. Nice color with a good head with some lacing. Good carbonation. Aroma of sour cherry and balsamic vinegar. Strange mouthfeel. Sort of sweet wine like taste. It reminded me of a home made brew of choke cherries wine that my parents use to make a long time ago. Although I respect this beer it is definitely not my type of beer. Could not finish my glass. I guess there is no in-between for this beer. You either like or dislike this style.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2006
A 750ml corked and caged bottle. There’s a portrait of a lady on the front, must be the Duchesse. It says Flemish Art of Brewing above the portrait. I pour it into a snifter. Temp was 55 F. It was reddish brown as per its style. It is clear which means there must be no yeast in the bottle. I’ll look and see when the bottle is empty. (No yeast!) There is plenty of carbonation and the beer formed about a finger’s worth of a light tan head. Retention was decent and the head settled down to a rim around the glass with a light coating floating on top of the beer. The smell is SOUR! Then when you bring it back to your nose it is more like sweet tarts. There may well be hops in this brew, but you’ll never know it. Now on to the taste: with the aroma this brew has, of course the sour hits first. But, in a surprise, about mid swallow it gets sweet only to turn around again and finish off sour. There are all sorts of fruit flavors here, nice and complex. The carbonation keeps this light on the palate. I had to really concentrate to get the mouth feel as there is so much going on in the mouth with this beer. It feels bubbly like champagne. You must like Sours to drink this. I love shock tarts and I’m falling in love with this style of beer. This beer just makes you want to have another one. I left bottle out as I drank it and that didn’t change things much. As it got warmer it was not as refreshing and maybe a little sweeter, but not by much!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Smells really sweet, with honey, brown sugar, apples, tastes cidery, sour, but with serious malt presence. Just exactly the amount of sourness I like. Reminds me of both cider vinegar and malt vinegar, but has a little sweetness for balance. Reddish brown with a small tan head,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Dark reddish brown cola colored with thin head. Salty vinegar sour aroma. Vinous sweet and fruity taste. Very interesting and no traces of a traditional beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
v8powered (125) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
First sour I have tried. Transparent, dark ruby-brown, plenty of bubbles. Smells exactly like red wine (leathery tannins, fermented grapes). Taste is slightly sweet, balsamic vinaigrette; sourness builds up as you keep sipping. Crisp, fizzy palate.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
apickles (123) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Medium red colour with slight frothy head. Very vinegary nose. Sour. Amazing wheaty biscuit after-taste. Fizzy in the mouth.


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