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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: 2777   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lupulist (253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
Poured into a glass and drunk at room temperature. Strong sour cherry aroma that can be smelled as soon as you open the bottle. Medium head that diminishes quickly. Deep red in colour, and looks almost syrup-y in a glass. The taste is both surprisingly sweet and moderately sour, especially in the finish. Medium strong carbonation that is very refreshing. A nice beer to start the day off with!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slawek (253) - Krakůw, 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 (253) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nutjes (252) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2016 25cl-fles bij Brasserie Muze te Kortrijk. U: Helder kastanjebruin met rode toets vergezeld van dunne bruine schuimkraag. G: Aceton, balsamico, rood fruit en houttoetsen. S: Zoetzuur, rood fruit en hout. In de nasmaak zuur vineus en opnieuw aceton. Dit gaat tegen het einde van het flesje wel vervelen en storen. M: Stevige carbonatie. Zeer leuk bier voor een proefglaasje maar een heel flesje gaat snel vervelen en zelfs storen!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (250) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours a reddish brown. Aromas of funky cherries. Taste is sour, funk-yeast, raisins and cherries. Mildly tart and a little oak. Great 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.

3.8
   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, goatís 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 sautťed 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 Iím 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Transparent, dark ruby-brown, plenty of bubbles. Smells exactly like red wine (leathery tannins, fermented grapes). Taste is slightly sweet, balsamic vinaigrette; sourness builds up as you keep sipping, I recommend sharing with a friend. Crisp, fizzy palate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benfergy (246) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 7, 2015
Aroma is of some malt, and much vinegar. This put me off at first, but it grew on me. As I sipped, I also noticed an oak undertone. The taste - needless to say - very sour. The palate is invigorating. This sour beer is not for everyone... but I think itís amazing.


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