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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: 2775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2003
A lot of carbonation. looked like half flat coke being poured. I couldn't pick out a whole lot out of the sourness. I think i need more of this.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
morri (277) - NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny off-white head which vanishes almost immediately. Dark red body. Aroma of vinegar and apple cider. Quite sour, and also sweet at the same time. Dry down the throat, which suits the style well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
Pours darky red/close to black with a large white¨but not lasting head. The aroma is of red wine a litlle plum. Taste is oak, plum, with a good complex aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Pours a brownish color, with a nice head and good lacing. Sour aroma, very wine-like. Looks and tastes like a red wine. Vinegary, tart flavor. Can't really detect any hops here. Good, interesting, but not my favorite style.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2005
Dark brown with a thin but solid head. Sweet aroma carrying wine and pine. Flavour is tart, sweet, and smoky with a viscous mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonev (275) - POLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Idealnie wywazone jesli chodzi o slodycz, kwasnosc i goryczke. Piwo bardzo fajnie uklada sie w ustach. Bardzo fajnie orzezwia. W smaku ciemne owoce i taki ocet winno-balsamiczny. Trzeba koniecznie sprobowac!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MRMedellin (274) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAY 1, 2016
Clear dark beer with a small head, strong sour aromas from the beginning almost like a wine, the flavor is quite strong and bitter, with a mild malt flavor, but a strong bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2010
bottle from SAQ. into tulip glass, pours a clear dark red, almost brown. nice thick creamy off white head. lots going on in the aroma. incredible. lots of fruit; raisin, plum, apricot, cherry. almost like a red wine. the taste is mostly sour, but a little sweet at the same time. finish is dry, and leaves a taste of oak barrel in the mouth. the flavours really combine well in this beer. very complex and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oczek2015 (273) - Przemysl, POLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Butelka 750ml, z terminem ważności 12/2016, szkło firmowe (pokal 25cl), temperatura degustacji 10 stopni+. Aromat: przyjemny, złożony, wyczuwalna kwasowość przypominająca biały ocet winny, owoce (wiśnia, porzeczka), po zamieszaniu szkła suszona śliwka, i bardziej słodkie owocowe aromaty (malina, truskawka) i podbudowa słodowa lekko karmelowa. Barwa: ciemny rubin, żona twierdzi że burgundowy;) klarowne. Piana: koloru kremowego wpadająca w jasny beż, średnia, drobno pęcherzykowa, nietrwała, opada do cieniutkiej warstwy zdobiąc przy tym delikatnie szkło. Smak: kwasowość octowa, winna, ciemne pieczywo, nuty garbnikowe, czerwone owoce, czuć wyraźnie leżakowanie w dębie. Goryczka niska, praktycznie nie wyczuwalna, wysycenie średnie, średnia a nawet niska pełnia, bardzo pijane, orzeźwiające, alk dobrze ukryty, niewyczuwalny. Piwo jak najbardziej w stylu i bez wad a przy tym trafiło w moje gusta więc ocena myślę że uczciwa. Jeszcze jedna butelka leżakuje, poczekam, spróbuję i uzupełnie opis. Nie każdemu może podejść, ktoś kto pije lagery może pomyśleć że zepsute i wogóle fe, ale ten styl tak po prostu ma, taka idea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Tap at Dilly Delli in Cincinnati. I have recently updated my rating on the Duchesse. I found the first sample to be off-putting but I have since acquired a taste for this odd brew. A very cindery, vinegar flavor which you might think is bad but quite the contrary. After a few sips you’ll be coming back. Give this a try - twice.


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