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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: 2230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ambassador (14) - Nørrebro Bryghus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2006
Pure balsamico - and a quality one too - in the nose. Flavor is sour of course with strong cherry flavors to balance. I’ve had it with foie gras and that’s a match made in heaven. This might be my favourite beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katerade (14) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Poured brownish red with a medium off white head. Aroma of sweet fruits and citrus accompanied by lightly carbonated palate. Tastes of orange rhine with tart fruit and notes of oak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swilson2 (14) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2009
This beer is really very good. loved evey minute of it. Though it can be hit and miss. make sure it is not too old.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigapple1983 (14) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle, bar. Red-brown, nice head.Smell is sweet, rich, inviting. Strikes the middle between kriek and Rodenbach. It’s less sweet as kriek, and hints towards the sourness of a gueuze. Very tongue-friendly beer, which lets it drink easily. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bambalanz (14) - temecula, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
awesome awesome and I am pretty new to the sours. a touch sweet and very tart. plentiful light carbonation. tastes like a beautiful red champagne.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sweasy (14) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Truly a Flanders Style beer. The Duchesse is lively on the tongue and bright on the nose. Strong head retention with tiny bubbles and thick lacing. Reddish brown. A little sweet pairs nice with the vinegary sour taste. A little bark taste finishes under the tongue and leaves a nice lingering aftertaste of sweet and sour. Not overbearing sour this is a fantastic beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tetreaultboy (13) - - FEB 14, 2014
Immense col de mousse blanc nacré qui reste pendant de longue minutes. La couleur du produit est sombre aux reflets rouche vin L’odeur frappe : Ca sent le vinaigre balsamique bien vieillie (beaucoup de sucre ) à plein nez . La texture en bouche est legere mais très agréable. De multiples petites bulles viennent titiller notre langue et soutient une savoir vraiment intéressante. Effectivement, en bouche, on sent d’entré de jeu le coté vinaigré renversant qui laisse en millieu de bouche la place à des saveurs de framboises. La final est plus métalique. Très belle bière. Très rafraichissante.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freedivesurfer (13) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Reddish brown in color with a thick creamy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma reminds of wine, sweet, fruity, sour, maybe vinegar. Notes of coffee. Taste is sweet with a sourish finish. Definitely tart cherry and berries. medium sourness, medium sweetness, Ive drank some beers that were extremely sour recently, this has a nice balance of sweet and sour. medium bodied. Really enjoying this beer. Nice blend of funkiness and sour. Very drinkable. First time drinking this and will be definitely revisit.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
mfroseth (13) - NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Fruity, sweet and strange, but had a full and even body/taste. Need some tasting before getting used to it I suppose. Very nice brown/reddish color, fruity smell.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WestsideThreat (13) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Very cool beer. Very sour and very sweet. Different than most Belgian sours. The carbonation is TERRIBLE though, the overall impresion would have been higher if it was spot on. There is no head and very fizzing. Perhaps I got a bad bottle. Very fun beer regardless. I'm looking forward to it warming up, to see what subtleties are unearthed


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