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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: 2369   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
I think me and any Flanders officially dont get along. It pours a mildly headish ruby brown smelling frankly like sour patch kids, vinegar, and alcohol. The taste is light, lighter than the smell leads you to believe. Itís not my favorite, but it did finish with a saki clean, like a good Flanders. The body is a little light, though from otherís Iíve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonnyConga (101) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle, dark red, ruby port like with small head. Sour vinegar aroma, but a well balanced taste of tart cherries, raspberries. Dry and refreshing, very well done. A complex and sophisticated taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Dark brown with reddish hue. Large, dense off-white foamy head that fades slowly and leaves foamy lace. Strong aroma of sour yeast, cranberries, barnyard. Taste is a juicy sweetness with tart balance, cranberry and apple, with a deeper, sweeter black cherry finish. Medium body and very high carbonation make this like drinking an amazing sparkling juice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewMstr (99) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Beautiful ruby color and sour taste and aroma. Malt backbone with dry, fruit finish!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harbert (98) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2012
Aroma of red fruits and old balsamic vinegar, oak vanilla, very nice balance of sweet and sour.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgedOak (98) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2007
A dark rich red/amber hue with an exquisite creamy head. A subtle red wine (Cabernet/Merlot) aroma is noticed when it first approaches the mouth. Upon the first taste, it has a lush & soft mouth feel. Reminds me of tasting a dark chocolate coated fruit, maybe a fresh off the vine strawberry, which is amazingly sweet, yet tart all at the same time. A very nice drink that could compliment any meal. What it treat it was! I hope to enjoy it again soon.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle.Dark ruby brown body with a large fizzy and creamy lasting head. Sour smell of wineager. Flavor is sour, sweet with som notes of wood and sour berries. Way to sour for me, probably not bad for its style, but i certainly dont like the style now.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark red brown colour. Big beige head, dissemininates quickly. Aroma of cherries and vinegar. Taste is sweet in the beginning: cherries, old coffee, caramel, sugar and tofee. Finish is sour, vinegar, not tart. Light body. It surprises me in a positive way. A little bit like a Rodenbach

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle: pours dark brown with little head. It has a nice wine aroma. A bit tart but still sweet. Big cherry nose. A bit like a sour green apple on the finish.


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