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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: 2385   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.


3.6
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2005
An excellent and delicious example of this style. Yes it is red, and sour and a little sweet. It has depth and character and lingers on the palatte wonderfully.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Very interesting beer. Reminds me of the more acidic of the Lambics. Pretty balanced flavor I could best describe as sweet-tart. Sharp carbonation similar to other Belgians. I would definitely drink this again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - NOV 2, 2007
Draft. Green Dragon. A wonderful belgian ale. Poured in appropiate brewery glass. Notes of tartness but finishes with slight sweetness. WOW!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 23, 2012
Bell’aspetto tonaca di frate con riflessi rosso/ramati, schiuma ocra abbastanza persistente. Naso vinoso, acido, con frutti rossi in evidenza. Bocca abboccata, acida, con un corpo medio e una live chiusura amara..... Buona......

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
I had this on draft. A fantastic yeast/ sour aroma with a hint of fruit. A refreshing sour flavor mixed in with plum and finishing with raison. Tasted almost like wine. Great!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Bottle. Brilliant reddish color, extremely clear, thick light tan head that last. Aroma is sour with a fair amount of dark fruit--cherries and plums, and perhaps a touch of smokiness. Body is medium. Well balanced between malt and sourness. A light sweetness upfront, followed by a significant sourness that last into the finish. Dark fruits are there and again, a hint of smokey character. Overall, fantastic beer if you like sour beers (and I do!). The sourness is significant enough to be a key part of the beer, but there is enough balance to make it fairly easy to drink. I love it.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2001


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