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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: 2318   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.


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 (80) - - 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.

3.9
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonnyConga (80) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Pours dark and cloudy but looking through into a light a lovely deep ruby red beer appears. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is amazing. Fruity, cherry and sour apple with a tart clean finish. Very refreshing and drinkable. Really like this beer. Surprised. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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...

4.1
   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

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Dark amber color... little to no head out of the bottle... looks like a flat coke. Clear sour cherry taste.....very sweat as well...nice smooth mouth feel... at first I thought it was a little too sweet but by the end, I’ve warmed up to it

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Poured a dark reddish brown. This is my first sour beer and was very suprising with just how sour it is. Very rich flavor that is very sour with a sweet aftertaste kinda like a sweet vinegar. Maybe candy flavors in there too. medium sourness,

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Timvim (76) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140619. Deep red, clear liquid. Large light brown head with ok head retention. Large bubbles. Aroma of cherry pits, toffee, oak and a hint of acetone. Tastes cherries, cherry pits, more red fruits, oak. Quite sweet, although well balanced. Soft mouthfeel with some acetic acid in the aftertaste. On par with Rodenbach grand cru, a little bit sweeter (a bit to much for me), but lacks the corn taste of the rodenbach. Will try these side by side and rank a favorite, as prices are similar. Edit: OK, so I did pour a Rodenbach grand cru right away. Duchesse de bourgogne is a bit more complex and have more depth in flavor and aroma. Rodenbach is a bit lighter and less sweet, which I like, and lacks the acetone in the aroma. They are both very very similar, but I would definitively choose rodenbach, despite the slight corn taste.


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