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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2539   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (172) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a deep ruby-brown. Minimal head and lacing. Nose is red wine vinegar, oak, tart cherry, raspberry. Taste is cherry balsamic, wood, bit of cranberry. Hint of caramel. Medium body and fairly sweet. Finishes tart with a faint lingering sweetness. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (171) - Tychy, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Piana bardzo obfita, ale dość szybko opada ładnie oblepiając szkło. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, rubinowa. Aromat w pierwszej chwili kojarzy się z szampanem z czerwonych owoców. Następnie wyczuwamy jakiś kwasek i delikatnie tą słynną, pochodzącą od belgijskich drożdży... "stajnię". Zapach kojarzący się z wioską, końmi. Smak to głównie kwasek, kojarzący się z octem winnym czy skwaśniałym czerwonym winem. Czuć czerwone owoce, głównie wiśnie i wyraźnie wioskę, stajnie czy końską derkę. Po przełknięciu na podniebieniu i języku pozostaje jednak słodkawy posmak. Pomiędzy tym wszystkim, gdzieś tam delikatnie wychodzi słodowa pełnia. Po ogrzaniu w aromacie pojawia się bardzo delikatna i ulotna słodka nuta wanilii - pochodząca prawdopodobnie od dębowych beczek. Piwo jest bardzo nisko wysycone, właściwie tylko delikatnie musujące.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - JAN 4, 2010
eccellente birra. una delle poche birre che escono veramente dalla norma. vinosa sentori acidi di pom.e confettura.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - JUL 31, 2014
330ml bottle. dark ruby color with medium head. aroma is sour and strong (like a wine),raisins and vinegar. taste starts sweet followed by dark sour fruits and raisins.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2004
the aroma is a strange combination of sweet and vinegar; dark brown color with a long-lasting tan head; the taste is definitely sour - too much so for my taste

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Nice red pour, like red wiine vinegar. Whitish head sttays around for a few minutes and then vanishes. Very nice tart, and sour flavor, Think bing cherries, malt, and brown sugar all mixed together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2009
On tap at Palm Tavern. Pours dark red without much head. Aroma has funk, fresh fruit, and woody/oak notes. Flavor is similar but sweeter than the aroma led me to believe and also has some earthy quality. Much less sour and acidic than expected. Finishes with a tiny bit of alcohol warmth. Pretty nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kto (170) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
0.75l champagne bottle. pours clear mahogany red with an creamy head and some lacing. sour aroma, wine, wood. very fruity flavour, cherry yoghurt, red fruits, vinegar, salad dressing, port wine, oak barrel. some burning sensation from vinegar. light body, astringent winy mouthfeel. very balanced (sweet/sour) and easy drinking. nice and wine-like, as a red sour should be.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Enjoyable sour ale that was more balanced than the previous sours tried. Brown in color with hints of cherries and dry spice to complement the tartness. A nice lasting head that left lace throughout the glass after sipping for a long while. A nice beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Corked bottle. Pours with a moderate lacy white head. Perfect mahogany with ruby hue. Smell is very complex. Belgium malt, cherry, plum, and raspberry vinegarette. The taste is deliciously complex, with a bracing sourness thats followed by lots of fruity and spicy sweetness. An incredible beer that marriages all the characteristics of a good burgundy wine and a delicious Belgian ale.


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