Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 2785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nudiebear (307) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiezmar (307) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Dark red, creamy foam, good lacing. In aroma a lot of apples, aroma is simmiliar to cider aroma. Despite that we have some other fruits, and some wood. In tase a lot of fruits, some wood. Palate: sour, dry and harsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonBlok (305) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2016
25 cl bottle at home. Appearance: red brown with medium off-white head. Aroma: red wine, old hops, grapes, fruity esters, butterscotch and ethyl acetate. Taste: high sweetness with low bitterness. Sourness that slowly degrades toward the finish. Notes of sour cherries, grapes and brown sugar. Palate: medium bodied, slick texture and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2005
(Bottle, ABS drinks) Dark brown colour, little slowly diminishing beige head, no lacing. Lots of acid bubbles. Aroma of orange peels, hops, spices, light alcohol, sweet fruits, light raisin, cherries, soap. Sour, spicy and sweet taste. Flavour of fruits (cherry) and wood. Vivid mouthfeel, almost like cola blended with alcohol. Some sweet and not too harsh maltiness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 330ml, robe ambrée presque rouge, arôme vinaigré de petits fruits (raisin?), goût très acide mais combien agréable!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tompete (304) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (303) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bière de 330 ml en bouteille. Arôme de raisin style vin très puissante. Goût. pétillant au bout de la langue avec une acidité bien présente.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enwiebe (300) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Case (300) - GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
The classic Flanders red that unlike Rodenbach which goes towards extremely sour is sweeter and more balanced. Pours red-brown with small head. Aromas of vinegar, cherries, a bit of barnyard. Taste is an explosion of sweet candy sugar and sour vinegar, lots of oak, spicy, fruity, apples, cranberries, sour cherries. Highly complex, you discover something new with every sip. The high sugar content kicks this beer into overdrive and makes this such a fascinating drink but also makes it more of a desert beer for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (300) - FRANCE - FEB 22, 2016
Robe brune bien foncée aux délicats reflets rubis. Mousse blanc cassé se dissipant rapidement, fin col au final. Nez : notes vineuses, liège, bois, tonneau, acidité, huiles essentielles. Bouche : petite douceur, belle acidité, notes de fruits rouges, des bois, cerise, citron.Mais aussi liège, tonneau, notes boisées subtiles. Un style que je ne connaissais pas.Et ma foi, plutôt étonnant et agréable.

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