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


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (268) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 29, 2016
Pours ruby-brown with a medium beige head and nice lacing. Wonderful aroma of red and black currant, caramel, vinegar, funk, hints of dark bread. Tastes medium sweet and sour, hints of bitterness on finish. Medium body, high carbonation, nice alcoholic finish. Great balance and aroma, lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2006
aroma is sour, yeasty, and malty. taste is slightly acidic with a light sour apple/dark fruit after taste. pours a clean deep ruby red with a huge fluffy off white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ochniczek (266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2016
tap at taphouse (copenhagen). very dark red colour, average lacing. smell of sour cherries and sweet accents. the taste is a great balance of sweetness and acidity. sweet and bitter finish. Crisp, light and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2012
6.2 oz taster. Aroma is sweet pungent cherries. Color is dark brown with thick white head. Very lightly carbonation. Taste is all cherries. Sweet like candy. Very yummy. Should have gotten a larger glass. Sampled on July 8, 2011
Earlier Rating: 7/10/2011 Total Score: 3.2
On Tap at Sunset Grill in Allston MA, Aroma is of sweet cherries. Color is dark brown with thick white head and light carbonation. Thick on the tongue and very sweet. Kind of like a cherry syrup. It was yummy. Tasted with AirforceHops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
11.2 FL OZ ($5.49) this was not my cup of tea however my girlfriend liked this, she said is was nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (265) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle 750ml, pours clear brown with small white head, that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma of grapes, white wine, honey, vinegar, raisins and some delicate barnyard. In taste high sourness followed by heavy sweetness. No bitterness at all. IMO sweetness is a to high, but still it?s easy drinkable. Very fruity but when drinking for a longer time it starts being very insipid. Good beer but more than 300ml is to much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2008
25 cl bottle at home: crisp dark cherry brown with a decent creamy tall tan head. Immediate notes of cherry syrup. Some dark crystal malt notes under the syrup. A tree-bark character floating around. Not quite wood. A faint lactic twang. The syrup is turning sickeningly sweet and artificial. In the mouth you are first hit with that syrup again. Definitely not a natural tasting sweetness. Cherry and a bit of muddled malt character come up under the sugar just before a decent lactic character rolls in. This however turns bad when the sweetness rolls back in. "Old coin" metallic character at end with some cold tea. A bit thick on the tongue. Perhaps a bit high on the CO2 as well. It drives something astringent into the back of your nose. I remember this as being much better last time I had in several years back. Hmm... has it changed or have I wised up?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Smells a bit fruity, vinegar like qualities, with a hint of malt backing. It is tart above all other features, sharp and sour all around. Sweet fruits play along, sour cherries and grapes. After a while the taste reminds me of a Red Bull. Very sweet, with wine like acidity. Really wish there was more of a malt balance so I don’t forget I am drinking a beer. Every once and a while I can enjoy one of these, but too sweet and tart to handle a lot of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2010
750 ml bottle.Pours a deep red with a fizzy light red head.Nose is bright cherry.Taste is sour cherry and bready notes.Simple and clean this is a top notch sour.Nothing crazy nothing else just a solid sour.Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2009
The color is absolutely beautiful, the sour smell wonderful, the taste suprisingly soft and the finnish nicely tart. Up there with rodenbach when it comes to sweet and sour beer, the fruity notes are just beautiful. Why don’t they hype this at all? Goddamn classy bitch of a beer.

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