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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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RATINGS: 2539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2007
This was a sweet ale with much carbonation. It reminded me of a malt liquor, perhaps it was because of the subtle sourness. strong citrus flavor. Not the belgian i expected, but good nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Pours an amber color with a bubbly head and delicate lacing. Aroma is sweet/tart, fruity and maple. Flavor is sweet/tart, oak, fermented apple juice and sour candy. Very yummy, refreshing and tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HippieFee (155) - - AUG 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 Large Format - Dark reddish brown color. Vinegar smell. Has the same vinegar taste as well, a little sour taste on the palate. Hints of oak from the barrel aging. Complex flavor profile which is really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixos (154) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 8, 2009
That’s a really different and very special beer. You drink this beer once, you love it. Very complexive aroma and taste that surprises you till the last drop. Very nice work.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
De olor muy ácida, con toque a vino dulce, tema del lactobacilus. Avinagrada, con toque a madera y clavo. En boca dulce, agradable, con un toque tostado muy sutil y algo de cereza. Color marrón rojizo muy bonito

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 20, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 Rich deep red on the pour, lovely frothing white head above. Lifting to my nose, and this deep rich cherry note greets me. Sour, bittersweet, attractive. Alluring. In the mouth very full and sweet, cherry flavours throughout, delicious, sweet desert flavours. Lovely for sipping on a winters night. Not for quaffing or for hop heads, I’d say!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 27, 2012
750 ml from Beer Factory at Halandri, Athens. Aroma: Appetizing grape-like sweetness, winey tart fruitiness that has a pleasant sting, red fruit like cherries and berries, wood. So much goodness... Mouthfeel: Lively and soft, but big in body. Taste: Sweet like a light soft drink, deliciously sour, extra-extra fruity (cherries, grapes-stones and skins,too-, peaches, and more), not bitter at all. Finish: lingering finish, dry and mineral, just a little warming, tart and it just begs for more. Overall: Superb. Absoltely superb. Very characterful, and perilously quaffable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
deep ruby colour with a nice ruby highlight. aroma is of fruit, lactic and oak. flavor is a nice mix of the sour and fruit sweetness. a great beginners sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2003
It's like they put granny smith apples in a red ale. It makes me smack my lips with the sourness. I have never had a sour ale before so I am impressed. I wasn't sure that I would like it that much but they balance the sour fruity tones with adequate malt flavors so it is not overwhelming. I enjoyed this beer though I may not be able to drink too much at one time.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Dark cherry, every so slightly winey aroma. Deep reddish brown in color with minimal head. From the first taste this beer just popped, with a somewhat fruity sourness that left me craving more. The mouthful is almost foamy which was a surprise. This beer was far better than I expected and just made my list of favorites.


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