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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: 2485   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Tart, sweet, cherry lambic-like, fruity aroma. Thick, light brown, mostly diminishing head. Ruby-red, brownish in appearance. Sweet, fruity, slightly tart, almost lambic-like (cherry/kriek specifically) start with a somewhat metallic(??? I think), mildly dry, kriek lambic-like finish. Very easy to drink. Less than medium body and a bit weak on the palate. Medium carbonation. Very enjoyable. Will certainly try again. See Ercvich's rating for better review.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (173) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - JUL 31, 2014
330ml bottle. dark ruby color with medium head. aroma is sour and strong (like a wine),raisins and vinegar. taste starts sweet followed by dark sour fruits and raisins.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianza_ale (171) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Pours a medium size dense and creamy beige head; darkest brown colour, ruby reflexes. Smells basement, brett, vinegar and wine notes, wood, nice and complex. Tastes cherry, lactic, balsamic vinegar, syrupy, lemony; there’s actually a dominant medium level sweetness, that you wouldn’t expect from the smell, a light to medium sour notes/acetic, almost none bitterness. Medium body, medium to lively carbonation. Intresting sweet/sour matching, but was a bit really too much on the sweet side for my taste, and that quite ruined it for me

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2004
the aroma is a strange combination of sweet and vinegar; dark brown color with a long-lasting tan head; the taste is definitely sour - too much so for my taste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - JAN 4, 2010
eccellente birra. una delle poche birre che escono veramente dalla norma. vinosa sentori acidi di pom.e confettura.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Nice red pour, like red wiine vinegar. Whitish head sttays around for a few minutes and then vanishes. Very nice tart, and sour flavor, Think bing cherries, malt, and brown sugar all mixed together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2009
On tap at Palm Tavern. Pours dark red without much head. Aroma has funk, fresh fruit, and woody/oak notes. Flavor is similar but sweeter than the aroma led me to believe and also has some earthy quality. Much less sour and acidic than expected. Finishes with a tiny bit of alcohol warmth. Pretty nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mircoas (170) - ITALY - APR 15, 2014
non male ma non lo stile di birra che mi fa felice. Not my style of beer but good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Enjoyable sour ale that was more balanced than the previous sours tried. Brown in color with hints of cherries and dry spice to complement the tartness. A nice lasting head that left lace throughout the glass after sipping for a long while. A nice beer.


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