Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 2596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2007
This beer surprised me. The rich caramel aroma was stunning, & the finish was very clean. Reminded me of a Cornish cider, but brewed like a beer. It’s a bit too thick & sweet for me to drink on a regular basis, but it’s definitely a very tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2009
33cl bottle in the backdoor @ghent sourish noise sourish taste. sweet and fresh tasted with fruity character. i don’t like this beer style in general but I’m working on it .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2009
On tap at the Bulldog, St. Paul. Deep ruby color, good lacing and a small but resilient head. Smells of sweet cherries, apples, and some plum . . . but definitely some must, too. Bold sweetness lingers on the palate, lively carbonation. Tastes of sour cherries, caramel, and maybe a sweet merlot/burgundy. Hints of cinnamon, almost like someone mixed in some apple cider. Hard to suss out all of the flavors and complexities -- I enjoyed this in a limited quantity, but anything more would be a chore. My girlfriend absolutely loathed it -- not for everyone!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
A little too sweet and syrupy for me. Prefer a drier sour Big bottle for Xmas 2011 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2009
bottle 25 cl, dark amber with small head. i’ve been eager to rate this. excellently balanced fruit flavored, a bit souer. the best of its kind as far as i know.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AwaKe (147) - Laval, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
Bouteille achetée à la SAQ. Bière de couleur acajou avec un léger collet blanc. Dégage de multiples arômes, cerisier (à la fois les cerises et le bois), vinaigre balsamique, rhum, sucre. En bouche l’acidité est frappante, un goûte le balsamique et les cerises... légèrement boisée. Laisse un arrière-goût très sucrée! Son seul défaut à mon avis est qu’elle manque un tout petit peu de corps... trop sirupeuse à mon coup, je l’aurais aimé plus lourde. Sinon, c’est vraiment un type de bière que j’apprécie, on en a pas encore d’aussi bonnes au Québec :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Dark amber pour with frothy tan head. Sour aroma with vinegar and dark fruit. Deliciously sweet and sour taste, with brown sugar and cherries. Balanced but tart finish. Nice full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2005
This is a strange brew. Pours a deep mahogony with nice head and lacing. Head is a nice off-white color. Aroma is very complex consisting of sweet and spice. Flavor was NOT what I expected at all. This was VERY sweet with flavors of raisins, sour apples and cherries, malt and champagne. It has a definite champagne mouthfeel as well, given the nice carbonation from tiny bubbles. Not sure what to think of this ale. It has some appealling aspects to it, but the champagne-dominated flavor and mouthfeel knock this one down a little.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 Pours a wine-dark red with a thin head. Aroma is amazing- sour steak sauce with a hint of dark malts. The flavor is more of the same, but with a great Belgian acid sourness that really goes great with the burnt steak sauce flavor. Finishes with a nice sweetness on the tongue. One of my favorite beers... a work of art. I usually drink the 350ml bottles, but just drank a 750ml bottle last night... a bit too much sweetness for that much beer. I would suggest sharing if you get one of these.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
Bouteille-Brune très foncé à la senteur de caramel-cerise noire, goût très sucré et très prononcé. Trop sucré pour mes pauvre caries!--Bottle-Dark brown with caramel-dark cherries smell,very sweet and strong with a very thin head.A good beer but not my cup of tea!

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