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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: 2343   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harbert (98) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2012
Aroma of red fruits and old balsamic vinegar, oak vanilla, very nice balance of sweet and sour.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fashawn (98) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 28, 2014
Bella birra marrone scuro, con una schiuma color cappuccino abbastanza ampia ma non troppo persistente. Aroma bello e consistente, duraturo. Sapore di aceto, ma anche orzo tostato, prugne e frutta candita, oltre che di caffè.in bocca rimango senza parole. Inizialmente sento aceto, e dico ok, è strano ma dolcissimo. Dopo un po all’aceto si aggiunge la buona consistenza della birra, la carbonatazione media, le fragole, le pesche, ed un finale al caffè torrefatto. Il tutto amalgamato sempre da quel sentore acidulo che rende questa birra la migliore che abbia mai bevuto.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark red brown colour. Big beige head, dissemininates quickly. Aroma of cherries and vinegar. Taste is sweet in the beginning: cherries, old coffee, caramel, sugar and tofee. Finish is sour, vinegar, not tart. Light body. It surprises me in a positive way. A little bit like a Rodenbach

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mejs (96) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Absolutely great beer. Sour ales are a love or hate thing, and this one made me love them. Aroma is strong sour, vinegar with some fruits underneath it, mostly apples. Pours clear red with medium head. Very refreshing, very drinkable. Taste is fruity and sour, with some bitterness in the aftertaste, quite dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle: pours dark brown with little head. It has a nice wine aroma. A bit tart but still sweet. Big cherry nose. A bit like a sour green apple on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Dark fruits, slightly woody and faintly leathery. Fruit notes come out a bit more in the taste with a touch of sweetness and a slightly sour finish. Nice balance between a light and medium body. Goes extremely well with a chocolate raspberry mousse cake!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
califbeer69 (96) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Dark brown with about an inch of creamy head that fell fairly quickly, leaving a great lace. The aroma is tart, yeasty, and very sharp. The taste itself is excellent and complex, with both sweet and sour flavours. There’s a fruity touch there, and a smooth aftertaste that really rate this one high on the drinkability.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours dark amber hue with creamy off-white head with good lacing. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavor of sour cherry. Finishes dry and leaves a long fruity palate and aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mircoas (95) - ITALY - APR 15, 2014
non male ma non lo stile di birra che mi fa felice. Not my style of beer but good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Notes of sour mash mixed with vanilla rise from the deep mahogany body topped with a light caramel head. Tastes rich and sour, light on the tongue but heavy on the heart as if the duchesse herself had taken time away from her birds to impart some piece of weighty knowledge on your soul. Overall one of my favorite beers.


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