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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: 2555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
jamesewelch (210) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 4, 2015
On draught, at Deep Ellum, Boston

Just plain awful vinegar aroma. Was surprised at the aroma and unable to get past that. When I held my breath and tasted it, it tasted like a decent Flanders Red, but the aroma was just too powerful. Ordered a full pour, along with 2 other friends. I finished the drink, but will not order another one in future.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - AUG 27, 2010
Dark red color. Intense scent. Smell of wine. In mouth it is warm and wrapping, and sour notes prevail. Tasty but not entirely drinkable in quantity.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2002
Fantastic growing, now billowing flesh-colored head, ruby/amber body and effervescent carbonation. Definite tart cherry aroma, but accompanied by other dark fruit, light cocoa, and a waning acidity. Starts out nice and sharp, followed by a curious, steak flavor...not really bad, but unexpected. Cherries and berries abound. If was a bit more sour, and a little less acidic, it would be excellent.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pomko (208) - UKRAINE - MAY 30, 2014
Aroma of wood and balsamic vinegar. Sour taste of vinegar, sauerkraut and fruits. Aftertaste of fermented apples. Not really my cup of tea.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiddenvariable (207) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
bottle. pours a dark crimson with a decent cream head that thins out but sticks around and laces nicesly. before i finished pouring (at nearly arm’s length), i could already smell the tart cherries. a sniff gives more of those delicious sour black cherries, with grape and raisin and oak and grapefruit. the smell is nearly knocking me out of my chair. the taste is something new entirely. the first note is a pretty strong candy malt, with tart red cherries coming in right behind, but that soon changes to a bit of apple and pear, and maybe even a slight grapey note. both the taste and smell are amazingly complex. finishes lightly sweet and quite tart. good creamy carbonation and a tight astringent mouthfeel. delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Clear red, brown appearance. Aroma of cherries. Sour, sweet cherries and figs. Overall very nice and palatable.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pudding (207) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
330ml bottle from Cotteridge Wines, B30. A pleasant drink, a cross between a beer and a wine. Deep red/brown colour. Manages to be sweet and astringent together. Wine-like tang and oak detectable. One for the connoisseur.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjoeng (207) - - JUN 3, 2015
ABV 6.2% Nice thick head poured out of the bottle. Admirably retains all of this head throughout my drink. This was satisfying to see and sample with every pull. Nose is mildly yeasty. Strong overtones of grape and tannin; just me trying to avoid using the word "wine". Clean ale mouth that is fleeting and then followed by an overwhelming vinegary mouth that slowly gives away flavors of toasted wheat and barley with lingering notes of plum and and orchid stems. Appetizing after taste that makes me want chicken wings. Pleasant enough, but not necessarily my favorite beer. Pals with wine coolers and ciders where bright fruity or citrusy flavors predominate. Could possibly be served as a mulled beer given it’s distinctly wine-y lineage. CAVEAT: This rating gets very middle of the road marks, because I just don’t trust my palate to know when it has a good sour beer. I appreciate the time and expertise it took to do this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (205) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
I’m not an expert in this beer genre but this is the first old brown beer I really enjoy. It has a very interesting balance of malts, rye, caramel, dark fruits and a wine like sour finish. Good balance of sweet and sour. Very refreshing beer with flavors that keep popping and changing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SzopPiwosz (205) - - AUG 26, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Słodowo-owocowy. Wiśnie, winogrona, stajnia i nuty octowe. Piana: Orzechowa, głośno syczy i opada formując średniopęcherzykowy pierścień. Trochę oblepia szkło. Kolor: Orzechowy, rubinowo-koniakowy. Zapach: Likierowo-winny. Nuty stajenne wymieszane z pralinkami. Wiśnie, czerwone owoce. Nuty czekolady mlecznej. Smak: Zdecydowanie kwaśne, do tego duża karmelowość, w tle czekolada. Dużo cytrusów, nut szampańskich. Dochodzą do głosu także nuty orzecha włoskiego. Tekstura: Kleiste i winne. Pozostawia ściągający osad. Nasycenie Wysokie. Goryczka: Niska. Pijalność: Średnio-wysoka. To kwaśne piwo okazało się zaskakująco pijalne. W przeciwieństwie do wcześniej degustowanego faro z Lindemansa dzikie nuty w tym piwie nie szokują musztardowo-wymiocinowym charakterem, tylko dają się okiełznać i złagodzić karmelowo-owocowej kontrze. Łącznie daje to naprawdę przyjemny efekt, pijąc Duchesse De Bourgogne miałem poczucie obcowania z naprawdę wyjątkowym i nieprzeciętnym napitkiem. Naprawdę wyborne - gorąco polecam każdemu, kto nie próbował jeszcze kwaśnych piw, zacząć właśnie od tego. Nabyłem w jednym z marketów Carrefour za ok. 9 zł.


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