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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2755   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ochniczek (257) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 18, 2014
Bouteille 33cl au Wine More Time, Bordeaux. Un bel exemple de oud bruin flamande, arome et goût de vinaigre, un superbe équilibre entre acidité et amertume. Un délice!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle. pours a dark brown red color with little white head. aroma: coffee? at first, then some wild aroma of fresh cherries. taste: big mixed berry flavor, little smokey flavor from the oak, earthy, nice sour flavor thats awesome and then some hop presence. awesome beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Color reminds me of grade B maple syrup - slightly ruby-colored. Off-white head with larger, coarse bubbles that slide off of the sides of the glass. Balsamic and something peppery on the nose with a fleeting woody character. As it warms, the archetypal grass and "funky" smell begins to develop but never really gains an unpleasant strength. Tastes lightly of balsamic. Tart but very refreshing. Flavor is not overpowering like some other Flemish sours I have had. A bit of unripe berry flavor and some kind of grape or red wine character. Sweet aftertaste that fades quickly. Mouthfeel is good - just enough carbonation to give it a bite and the beer does not "cling" to the tongue at all. Personally, I liked it best below the recommended temperature range. 35F-40F makes for a very crisp taste and muted sweetness while still giving you that up-front sour vinegar character. I would recommend this as a gateway for introducing people to this style of ale. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slawek (253) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark red color, small tan head, clear body. Aroma: Wine, grapes, bit of barnyard, some vingear, medium intense, very pleasant. Taste: Low sweetness with medium bitterness. Flavor of dry wine, grapes but it is not astringent at all. Quite sour. Very refreshing, with high carbonation, almost no aftertaste. Very impresive beer, i like it much!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DomD (251) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Poured from bottle. Sour aroma of what I can not tell. Pours a dark brown with slightly off white head. Heavy sour taste. Medium body. Very sour, not really my type of beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Pours brown with a slightly reddish tinge, off-white head, strong presence of cherries, right amount of malt, sweet & sour aftertaste, finishes perfectly dry.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonBlok (249) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2016
25 cl bottle at home. Appearance: red brown with medium off-white head. Aroma: red wine, old hops, grapes, fruity esters, butterscotch and ethyl acetate. Taste: high sweetness with low bitterness. Sourness that slowly degrades toward the finish. Notes of sour cherries, grapes and brown sugar. Palate: medium bodied, slick texture and lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Pours a reddened mahogany with a loose off white head which lows quickly, yet leaves a near permanent lacing. Nose is firstly malt vinegar and pickled onions but with time given to breathe this opens to wooden cherries, goat’s cheese and a tannin-heavy red wine aroma. Again the vinegar is first in the mouth, now tasting like a vintage balsamic. And then it reveals the cherries and a heft of spices and pepper. The finish brings sautéed onions to the cherries and the wood, finally tapering with a deep fruitiness which lends a complexity to this already complex beer. The mouth feel is thin with a lively carbonation. Overall this is a rewarding beer, one that I’m sure will be disliked by the many and adored by the few.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours red/brown with thin white head. Smells of cherry. Tastes again of cherry with thin roasted malt sweetness. Good balance with the sour. Finishes with long cherry.


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