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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: 2290   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmzl (82) - SLOVENIA - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014
Look: Very light white head which quickly disappears; dark amber/reddish, brown - almost cola like.

Smell: Very nice balance of sour and sweetish notes; cherry, grape and a little brandy/rum notes, all in all very fresh and inviting .

Taste: The sour, tart notes increased compared to smell, still reminds me of berries with some citrus notes, but still some sweetness to be found with some spice. all this gives the beer a nice fresh, light kick.

Mouthfeel: Nice to sip, medium body, good balanced fizzy carbonation with fruity taste which leads to a nice finish. sip leaves medium sour notes to play with long after.

Overall: Excellent sour ale with strong fruity feel, fresh and enjoyable to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sigh_borg (81) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours deep ruby red with a big frothy head. Aroma is apple cider vinegar. Hard for me to pick the nuances in the aroma because that’s really all I can smell; this is probably a result of my inexperience with sours. I do get a hint of citrus if I try really hard to smell beyond the ACV. Taste is pretty sweet. With tasting, more of the fruit notes come through: predominately apple, but also some citrus and grape. Getting almost no hop notes at all. Kind of like a fruit beer, but with a little more funk. Mouthfeel is light with light carbonation as well. Interesting and refreshing. Would like to try more sours so I have something to compare this to.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Reddish brown color, clear with a little white head. It smells like lemon peels, musty farmhouse, and sprite. It starts sweet and musty, then hits hard with tart sourness, leaving my mouth a bit sticky, but wanting more. A good, solid Flanders.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greedycheater (80) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Molasses, raisin, grape juice smell. Beautiful, deep dark amber. Persistent head with excellent lacing and mild carbonation. First taste is very much like grape juice, sweet and acidic. Medium- to full-bodied, but champagne-like. Certainly unique.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaby (80) - , Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Thick, tan head, amber, lively body with moderate lacing on the glass. Sour, musty aroma. A delightfully balanced sweet and sour flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2012
tulip.Burgundy color small white head. Aromas of hay, wheat and citrus character. Taste reminds me a lot of the acidic flavor profile of a green apple peel, there is also some berry sweetness and apple cider. Moderate body and leave behind good notes of apple.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Corrinado711 (79) - - JUN 30, 2012
Aroma of vinegar and white wine. Rich mahogany appearance with lasting thin yellow/carmel head. Sour taste with granny smith apple and malt. Sweet aftertaste. A unique beer unlike any other. Well worth it, one of my favorites.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txitxi40230 (79) - - MAR 16, 2014
Belle couleur, odeur de vin, en bouche, très carbonée, acide, assez derourant au début, on s y fait vite.. Goût de pomme acide, arôme de bois, fait penser à de la sangria à certain moment.. Original quand même, mais j y reviendrai pas...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Tap at Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn NY. This beer is not for everyone. Extremely tart and fruity in taste. A great complex flavor that reminded me a little of an aged lambic but not as full bodied or heavy. It is actually quite crisp and refreshing to drink. I love to get it in the summer. Overall a great unique beer.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Great beer. Dark amber almost brown, thick creamy head. Sweet and spicey malted aroma. Taste was sweet with a pleasant sourness. Mild palate with a medium carbonated finish. First time rating second time drinking. Will post detailed rating later


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