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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: 2471   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AlexGR (137) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2014
Sweet and SOUR beer. with lots of fruits and beries and very high carbonation. Not my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (136) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Pour is deep reddish brown, with a very dense pinkish tan head. Moderate lacing. Nose of caremel, apple, cider vinegar. Taste is slightly sour, sweet malt, apple, some lemon and rose water. Moderate carbonation with a smooth mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
Pours a chesnut colour with a thick off white head. Aroma: tart dark fruit, balsamic vinegar, cherry stones, and a bit of funk. Flavour: Combination of sweet fruity and sour qualities which i just luv luv luv. Cant believe i can get this locally now in london. Awesome and unsual a great palate cleanser between stouts and lambics.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Wow this is a really nice beer that is something that has amazing complexity. It is a little sweet, but it balances nicely with the sour. Carbonation is perfect and the twang of sour mates itself very well. There are notes of cherry, plums and oak. A chocolate whisper comes to mind in the finish. What a head really nice long lingering head as you pour into a glass. I would recommend with a Bavarian Chocoloate cherry cake. A real winner and a must try for every Belgian beer lover.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2005
An excellent and delicious example of this style. Yes it is red, and sour and a little sweet. It has depth and character and lingers on the palatte wonderfully.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wojciechianna (133) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Clear ruby beer with stable wite head. Aroma of wine, sour fruits and alcohol. Tastes of cherries and wine, it’s sour with long fruity aftertaste. Lively carbonation. Very good, noble beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 23, 2012
Bell’aspetto tonaca di frate con riflessi rosso/ramati, schiuma ocra abbastanza persistente. Naso vinoso, acido, con frutti rossi in evidenza. Bocca abboccata, acida, con un corpo medio e una live chiusura amara..... Buona......

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - NOV 2, 2007
Draft. Green Dragon. A wonderful belgian ale. Poured in appropiate brewery glass. Notes of tartness but finishes with slight sweetness. WOW!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Very interesting beer. Reminds me of the more acidic of the Lambics. Pretty balanced flavor I could best describe as sweet-tart. Sharp carbonation similar to other Belgians. I would definitely drink this again.


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