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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: 2681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Corked bottle. Pours with a moderate lacy white head. Perfect mahogany with ruby hue. Smell is very complex. Belgium malt, cherry, plum, and raspberry vinegarette. The taste is deliciously complex, with a bracing sourness thats followed by lots of fruity and spicy sweetness. An incredible beer that marriages all the characteristics of a good burgundy wine and a delicious Belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smallfry (169) - - NOV 29, 2014
(Tap) I like this. It’s not too sour and has a really nice malt flavor. Maybe it’s got a little too much "vinegar" flavor in it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2009
this was rather oxidized but I’m not sure if that is intentional or because it has come a long way... It was quite good though, sherry and apple cider aroma, cherries in the flavor good mouthfeel

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewMstr (168) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Beautiful ruby color and sour taste and aroma. Malt backbone with dry, fruit finish!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
solvaris (167) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AlexGR (167) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2014
Sweet and SOUR beer. with lots of fruits and beries and very high carbonation. Not my taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Root beer appearance; opaque with garnet as transmitted color. White wine aroma. 4 months after ’best by’ date, but let’s be honest, that shouldn’t matter much here. Apple cider vinegar taste. Sweet/sour dry grapes. No head retension; thick rings which slid back into brew. Bubbles spaced very far apart. Tried this warmer than normal. Thin Mouthfeel. No bloating, which is unique to this style for me. Resinous palate. Oaky with tart cherry undertones. Almost cloyingly sweet. Drinkable though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Aroma is ultra sweet malts, sour apple and cherry. Taste is sweet sour cherry, some caramel, vinegar, and a less that desirable aftertaste that takes away from an otherwise very good beer.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2001
very pretty color,but ugh. it was like drinking apple cider vinegar. i couldn’t finish it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
11.2 oz bottle, best before 17-03-06. Pours clear red-brown (Coke?) with decent head. Aroma is unlike anything I’ve ever had! It’s sweet but there’s something else. Taste was no different. It was so sweet that even my wife almost liked it (she hates any kind of beer!) with a pronounced tart edge. Definitely an intriguing beer!


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