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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: 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
this beer is definitely fun!!! winy, vinous aroma. the body looks like a coke or a pepsi without ice. the flavor was entertaining. one person tasted worcershire sauce, one soda, others including myself carbonated red wine. i really enjoyed this beer. the carbonation is just right, medium. the body is just acidic enough to clear the palate nicely. finishes with some dark fruit flavors, plums and some cherries, there is also a cidery aspect to this one, like a hard apple cider. a very nice drink, i think my girlfriend has a new favorite beer.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
I love this style of beer! Sour cherries everywhere. It pours a very dark red/brown. Smells very acidic. A large white head foams leaving a small rim for the remander of the glass. Tastes of sour cherry, raw cranberries. Such a great style of beer.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
geeklimit (281) - USA - JUL 6, 2011
Pours a clear, dark ruby with a very, very tall and pillowy head. Sweet vinegar or red wine aroma. Strong sour flavoring of bitter green apples. Mouthfeel is watery. Reminds me more of a very strongly flavored hard cider than beer. I can understand people who might like it, but it’s hard to get into the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
Tap. Poured a deep red. Aroma of sourness and berries. Taste was a complex interplay of berries and oak balanced with mild sourness. Ultimately it finished with refreshing sweetness. Strong body.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours a deep medium brown, with a dense beige head that leaves tremendous lacing. The aroma is pleasant but muted, with a faint, musty/herbal hop character contrasted by a light, fruity combination of berries and citrus. The flavor is more vibrant, with a bright and fruity combination of mixed berries and sour cherries that is not overly sweet, especially when cut by a kind of aged vinegar character. The fine, soft carbonation elevates rather than distract from the sweet/tart flavor. Overall, the sweet and only gently sour profile of this beer makes it quite drinkable but still flavorful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Pours a dark rusty reddish color with a thick foamy head. Smells of tart cherries, apples, and fermented grapes. First sip is mellow with sours notes that are subdued and quiet, not “In your face.” Cherries, green apples, raisins, maybe a tad of brown sugar, all combining in flavor. Creamy mouthfeel, but slightly under carbonated. Considerably more sweeter than sour, the brew finishes well with a little stronger bitterness. Very Good.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tompete (279) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby with a tan head. Aroma is little lacking with a tiny hint of citrus, but mostly carbonation. Flavour is fantastic with wine and grape notes a little sourness and a smooth almost sweet finish. Body is thin. Absolutely wonderful.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2004
I have had this several times before rating it.. Dark reddish coloured with a huge head. Lumps of yeast floating in the beer - just like an old homebrew! Very thick mouthfeel, almost like a good port or sherry. A fantastic blend of sourness and a nearly cloying sweetness. Sharp, sour and mouthwatering aftertaste. Too bad it is so damned expensive in DK!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2003
A lot of carbonation. looked like half flat coke being poured. I couldn't pick out a whole lot out of the sourness. I think i need more of this.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enwiebe (277) - - JUN 9, 2014
6/9/14. 750ml. Pours reddish amber with a big beautiful viscous frothy head. Somewhat funky sour nose with a hint of wood. Nice complex sour. Balsamic vinegar, raisins, and cherries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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