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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: 2449   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (166) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
11.2 FL OZ ($5.49) this was not my cup of tea however my girlfriend liked this, she said is was nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nudiebear (165) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at bar. Dark red/brown with medium bubbles. Smells fresh and biting, raspberries and the sour notes from gooseberry. Sour taste starting with a sweet lick. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2007
After riding a Hop wave for months a local bartender poured me a glass without telling me what i was drinking. Really good. People are right, strong cider and vinegar flavours. Beautiful colour. I found some locally very soon in the form of a 1pt 9.4oz bottle. Poured on my own I can smell and see this wonderful brew much better. I very much enjoy that it bubbles from the bottom of my 23oz glass well after my initial pour. Certainly a welcome change from my usual 100+ IBU selections.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haggis03a3 (164) - Piedmont, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Dark ruby color with nice, lasting off white head. Aroma is vinegary and a little fruity. Taste is better, sour, tangy, fruity, sweet, a little malty - caramel. Nice beer overall. Dry finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2013
As perfect a sour beer as I've ever encountered, the rich ruby color pairs with a gorgeous creamy head, offering a medley of sour fruit flavored to the palette - apples, pears and cherries all make appearances. The taste is crisp, and the aftertaste is a perfect mirror of the initial flavors. This beer was my introduction to Belgian sours, and I've been chasing this dragon ever since. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Imbibed in November 2002. I really enjoy this beer as a result of the synergy of the flavors. A weird combination but nonetheless quite pleasing. A fruity wine aroma with a hint of vinegar. Pours a clear burgondy red color with a hint of brown. A medium head that rapidly disappears, leaving a small island of tiny bubbles in the middle of the glass that is surrounded by a thicker ring of bubbles on the edge of the glass. A medley of flavors on the tongue! Sweetness, wine, balsamic vinegar, faint soy, and currants. Mild carbonation but quite fizzy on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel with a clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (163) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Bière brune aux reflets rougeâtres avec un petit collet beige. Arômes légèrement vinaigrées, de tomates vertes. Elle est à la fois sucrée et acidulée, il est possible de goûter des pommes vertes, des raisins, des prûnes et de petits fruits mûres. Plus elle se rapproche de la température pièce, plus des notes de cerises ressortent et elle perd un peu de son acidité.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Monchito_IPA (163) - SPAIN - JUL 26, 2014
Precioso color rubí oscuro y espuma efímera. El aroma es ácido, avinagrado, y el sabor agridulce y complejo. Es una cerveza muy personal, a mí no me gusta, me recuerda a las lambic azucaradas, estilo que detesto. Quizás con un buen maridaje.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
Dark reddish Brown with asmall quickly dissipaing head. Viegary "wine-ish" smell. Some Coca Cola like aromas. Tastes sour and sweet at the same time. No hps whatsoever is detectable nor is the alcohol noticeable. Gives the distinct impression if balsamic vinegar. Nice and sourwith hints of dried fruits. Sour finish that sits on the tongue for a good long enjoyable time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Where do I start? This beer is great. Pours a deep red with a large white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and fruit. Not overly sour and balanced with a sweet finish. This is candy not beer.


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