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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2004
the aroma is a strange combination of sweet and vinegar; dark brown color with a long-lasting tan head; the taste is definitely sour - too much so for my taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - JAN 4, 2010
eccellente birra. una delle poche birre che escono veramente dalla norma. vinosa sentori acidi di pom.e confettura.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - JUL 31, 2014
330ml bottle. dark ruby color with medium head. aroma is sour and strong (like a wine),raisins and vinegar. taste starts sweet followed by dark sour fruits and raisins.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meireteixeira (170) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2015
Cor marrom escuro, brilhante. Espuma boa, bege, cremosa e média persistência. Aroma de vinagre. No paladar, equilíbrio entre o ácido e o azedo do balsâmico, vivaz e frutas secas. Remete a um vinho amadeirado e seco. Retrogosto ácido e seco. Surpreendente!!!! Explosão de sensações!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2009
On tap at Palm Tavern. Pours dark red without much head. Aroma has funk, fresh fruit, and woody/oak notes. Flavor is similar but sweeter than the aroma led me to believe and also has some earthy quality. Much less sour and acidic than expected. Finishes with a tiny bit of alcohol warmth. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Nice red pour, like red wiine vinegar. Whitish head sttays around for a few minutes and then vanishes. Very nice tart, and sour flavor, Think bing cherries, malt, and brown sugar all mixed together.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
Sweet tartness! Layers of dark sweet cherries with fresh not quite ripe plums.Dark mahogany color with slight head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Enjoyable sour ale that was more balanced than the previous sours tried. Brown in color with hints of cherries and dry spice to complement the tartness. A nice lasting head that left lace throughout the glass after sipping for a long while. A nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ktingleff (169) - - MAY 28, 2014
This is one of the best sour ales that I have had in a very long time. Ports if fruits. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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