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

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RATINGS: 2506   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2009
tried just a little bit of this as my first real "sour" ale. Beautiful color and head. Interesting tartness fading into sweetness in the finish. Plan to try again and rerate when I have more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Pours a ruddy medium brown with thin white head. Aromas of berries, sweetbread, spice, a hint of vinegar. Flavors of sweet juicy fruit - berries and apple - with a light malty character balanced by pronounced acidity. Light body with a slick texture and lively prickly carbonation. Pleasantly surprising.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Aroma is light farmhouse and Belgian funk. Palate is dark sour fruits. A good sweetness and acidic sour balance. So completely put together and full flavored and balanced. An amazing beer

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - MAY 10, 2014
Appearance - dark brown. Mild head. Aroma - slight funk. Hints of red wine. Mouth - slight dry feel. Medium carbs. Mild aftertaste Taste - hints of oaky red wine with very mild funk. Not mouth puckering but mild tart flavor. Aftertaste doesn't linger. Mild and refreshing. Not as bright as other sours. Overall - pretty nice. I prefer something with a brighter profile and more bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLuvver (72) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
75cl bottle from Beautiful Beers. Pours a bit murky red-brown. Very small head which disappears quickly. Scent of sweet red fruits. Nice sense on tongue with good balance of sweetness/fruitiness and bitterness, if a little over-sweet for me. Prefer the Rodenbach. Good beer though.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerkenstock (70) - - AUG 9, 2014
Drink cold (8°C) Eye: reddish-brown or ruby colour with quickly dissipating head. Nose: acidy, floral and berries such as strawberries. cherries as well. Mouth: a mixture of strawberry vinegar, redcurrant and cherries Palate: sour and complex Overall: somehow refreshing and completely different from conventional beers, but just not my taste. good beer supposedly if you like this kind of beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Deep amber/ruby color. There’s a decent two finger head with good retention. Very sour and woody smell to it. Smells of cheap red wine. Tart taste rules initially with a wine like taste lingering in the back. Delightful sourness that is a bit tainted in the finish by a metallic hint. This brew feels wonderful on the tongue and is a delight to have. It’s not my favorite Flemish but certainly isn’t bad beer to have on hand.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
This is actually the first sour ale I’ve ever had. It was....interesting. Almost tasted like someone dumped some champagne in a brown ale and called it a new drink. Aroma itself is sour and smells of cherries/cranberries/orange. Flavor is tough to describe - very tart, a little malty, hint of apple on the finish. I expected something more sour than this, but still enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2011
Dark amber color, low carbonation and little head which disapears quickly. Sour aroma, like apples. Sweet and sour taste. Very fruity. The smell was lovely, too bad the taste was far too sweet for my liking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Beautiful ruby coloured beer, with a small white head. An interesting sour ale...had a nice sweet sour cherry taste. Not a large hoppy taste to overpower the cherries...it was very well balanced.


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