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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: 2526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Corrinado711 (80) - - JUN 30, 2012
Aroma of vinegar and white wine. Rich mahogany appearance with lasting thin yellow/carmel head. Sour taste with granny smith apple and malt. Sweet aftertaste. A unique beer unlike any other. Well worth it, one of my favorites.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Reddish brown color, clear with a little white head. It smells like lemon peels, musty farmhouse, and sprite. It starts sweet and musty, then hits hard with tart sourness, leaving my mouth a bit sticky, but wanting more. A good, solid Flanders.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txitxi40230 (79) - - MAR 16, 2014
Belle couleur, odeur de vin, en bouche, très carbonée, acide, assez derourant au début, on s y fait vite.. Goût de pomme acide, arôme de bois, fait penser à de la sangria à certain moment.. Original quand même, mais j y reviendrai pas...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Tap at Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn NY. This beer is not for everyone. Extremely tart and fruity in taste. A great complex flavor that reminded me a little of an aged lambic but not as full bodied or heavy. It is actually quite crisp and refreshing to drink. I love to get it in the summer. Overall a great unique beer.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Great beer. Dark amber almost brown, thick creamy head. Sweet and spicey malted aroma. Taste was sweet with a pleasant sourness. Mild palate with a medium carbonated finish. First time rating second time drinking. Will post detailed rating later

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Dark amber color... little to no head out of the bottle... looks like a flat coke. Clear sour cherry taste.....very sweat as well...nice smooth mouth feel... at first I thought it was a little too sweet but by the end, I’ve warmed up to it

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
susonagger (77) - spain, - JUN 24, 2015
Cata: Graduación: 6,2º Color: Rojo intenso y oscuro, similar al granate, algo amarronada con tintes de rubí. De carbonatación muy fina pero notable, y con una corona de espuma más bien corta de color crema, y que se disipa pronto. Aroma: Claramente dulce y afrutado, con aromas a cerezas entre otros. Se perciben matices a madera, lo que le da un carácter avinado, producto de su envejecimiento en barrica. Sabor: Cuerpo medio, y sabor a medio camino entre lo dulce (proveniente de la cerveza joven) y lo ácido/agrio (causado por la cerveza añeja de la mezcla). Comienza con un gusto azucarado y afrutado, que a pesar del aroma a las cerezas, me recuerda a la sidra, para a continuación dar paso a un gusto ácido, que incluso llega a ser algo agrio en un regusto seco, prolongado y bastante persistente.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Poured a dark reddish brown. This is my first sour beer and was very suprising with just how sour it is. Very rich flavor that is very sour with a sweet aftertaste kinda like a sweet vinegar. Maybe candy flavors in there too. medium sourness,

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jauneattend (76) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
Did not know that it was such a beer. Nice color and fruity smell but a sour taste. A weird mix of acidity and sweetness of balsamic vinegar. Once, but not twice for me

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerman33190 (76) - FRANCE - NOV 16, 2013
I couldn’t figure out what this reminded me of and so I asked my wife. She sniffed, tasted and said "Cider and beer mixed up", and she’s right ! Imagine a french " cidre doux" in the same glass as a dubbel. Stinks outrageously of scrumpy, sour apples, fermenting wine and god knows what else. You keep drinking it just to work it all out. Would love to have this on draught. Definitely worth a visit just for the experience !


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