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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: 2286   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Clear and golden amber/brown with substantial tan head. Berry, grape and lightly sour aroma. Fruity tannin sour flavor. I am not a big fan of sour beers but this one is the best I have tasted. Still it is not an "ordinary beer" in any way and it does not blend well with your typical beer foods. The sourness requires some getting used to and my friends who enjoy exotic beers were all turned off by it. I would compare this style to a cider more than a beer...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Yum and interesting, nice oak dry wine like finish boarding on a sour note at back of the palate. Great find and very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevman7 (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
This was my first sour ale and I found it exceptionally different for anything I have had before. I was a little shocked by the taste at first but either because it was warming up or because it is an aquired taste, I began to enjoy it thouroughly. The aroma is very strong and smelled of vinegar. There was little to no head and it was a dark brown that glistened red in the light. The taste was almost like a bitter sour wine.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milo91hd (57) - Parabita, ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
bottiglia da 0.75, colore ambrato scuro quasi nero, con una schiuma fine e persistente, all’odero risalta la frutta mentre al palato si sentono ciliegie per finire con una nota acida, buonissima

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LeoR (57) - Arkel!, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2003
Quite sour taste, it smells like white cheese, which isn't a recommendation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stfrancis (56) - Heffingen, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 14, 2009
Rich brown, nice beige head with good lacing. Aroma is woody and young wine. Tastes fruity and then mellows to a tangy light hoppy aftertaste. Lightly carbonated. A treat

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedro_Tallieu (56) - Deinze, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2010
75 cl bottle. Pours beautifully red brown with an off-white creamy head that lasts very long and laces very good. Smells very sweet with hints of sour, caramel, fruit,… The taste is a great balance between sweet and sour. Sometimes the sweetness dominates, sometimes the sour accent dominators. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2010
Tastes very sour and fruity, aroma’s of cherries and apples. I think my girlfriend would like it more than I do.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
diomedest1 (55) - - DEC 10, 2013
Bez dwóch zdań fantastyczne piwo. Robi na mnie tak piorunujące wrażenie, że nie ma co opisywać, trzeba wypić!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. A typical belgium dark beer, not bad but at the same time not special. Not very complex with a bit artificial flavour.


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