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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: 2369   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick egg shell colored head. Aroma was like vinegar, malt, cherries, must, funk, and markers. Taste was interesting cherries and malt playing nicely off of one another with a hint of vinegar much like the smell. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with a nice tangyness to it. An excellent sour ale that I will be having again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - MAY 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown. Aroma of wood, balsamic vinegar, and fruit. Flavor starts very sweet... caramel like. Very creamy and smooth. But too sweet to put it up at the top with my favorites.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aletcm (137) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBHansen (137) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle @ Ørsteds ølbar: Pours dark red with low off-white head and low carbonation. Aroma contains cherries, berries, vinegar, wine and raisins. medium, body, medium sweetness and lightly sour, overall very refreshing

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hallstein (137) - Skogn, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Aroma is amazing, winous, vanilla, red berries, cherry, rasperries, strawberries, oak, with a barnyard-y funk to it. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with an amazingly complex flavor. Its sour with slightly acetic notes. Flavors are all over the place with sour cherries, red fruits, with an oily, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SteC (137) - Oostende, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2007 This one is a typical beer in its style, initially very spicy and fruity, and more bitter and sour later on. Very surprising when you drink this one for the first time.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 bronish red in color, aroma sweet fruity taste sweet, acidic then cherry hint of vanilla then sour and cherry before the swollowing finnishes abit dry

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Pour is deep reddish brown, with a very dense pinkish tan head. Moderate lacing. Nose of caremel, apple, cider vinegar. Taste is slightly sour, sweet malt, apple, some lemon and rose water. Moderate carbonation with a smooth mouth feel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Wow this is a really nice beer that is something that has amazing complexity. It is a little sweet, but it balances nicely with the sour. Carbonation is perfect and the twang of sour mates itself very well. There are notes of cherry, plums and oak. A chocolate whisper comes to mind in the finish. What a head really nice long lingering head as you pour into a glass. I would recommend with a Bavarian Chocoloate cherry cake. A real winner and a must try for every Belgian beer lover.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
Pours a chesnut colour with a thick off white head. Aroma: tart dark fruit, balsamic vinegar, cherry stones, and a bit of funk. Flavour: Combination of sweet fruity and sour qualities which i just luv luv luv. Cant believe i can get this locally now in london. Awesome and unsual a great palate cleanser between stouts and lambics.


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