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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2007
After riding a Hop wave for months a local bartender poured me a glass without telling me what i was drinking. Really good. People are right, strong cider and vinegar flavours. Beautiful colour. I found some locally very soon in the form of a 1pt 9.4oz bottle. Poured on my own I can smell and see this wonderful brew much better. I very much enjoy that it bubbles from the bottom of my 23oz glass well after my initial pour. Certainly a welcome change from my usual 100+ IBU selections.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2007
I can see that this beer is very good. It has all good ingredients, it is a very good quality brew BUT – I don’t like sour aroma and taste in the beer. If you like it, it will be perfect for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kampfar (164) - Münster, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 From tap at Bierfest Münster, dark red-brown coloured with an off-white head. Aroma of dark red fruits and balsamic vinegar. Taste is heavy sour (vinegar) nearly hot, dark fruits, cask flavors, woody. Medium long finish, good carbonation. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Imbibed in November 2002. I really enjoy this beer as a result of the synergy of the flavors. A weird combination but nonetheless quite pleasing. A fruity wine aroma with a hint of vinegar. Pours a clear burgondy red color with a hint of brown. A medium head that rapidly disappears, leaving a small island of tiny bubbles in the middle of the glass that is surrounded by a thicker ring of bubbles on the edge of the glass. A medley of flavors on the tongue! Sweetness, wine, balsamic vinegar, faint soy, and currants. Mild carbonation but quite fizzy on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel with a clean finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2013
As perfect a sour beer as I've ever encountered, the rich ruby color pairs with a gorgeous creamy head, offering a medley of sour fruit flavored to the palette - apples, pears and cherries all make appearances. The taste is crisp, and the aftertaste is a perfect mirror of the initial flavors. This beer was my introduction to Belgian sours, and I've been chasing this dragon ever since. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Where do I start? This beer is great. Pours a deep red with a large white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and fruit. Not overly sour and balanced with a sweet finish. This is candy not beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
Dark reddish Brown with asmall quickly dissipaing head. Viegary "wine-ish" smell. Some Coca Cola like aromas. Tastes sour and sweet at the same time. No hps whatsoever is detectable nor is the alcohol noticeable. Gives the distinct impression if balsamic vinegar. Nice and sourwith hints of dried fruits. Sour finish that sits on the tongue for a good long enjoyable time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 26, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2005 Bottle, 25cl. Nice label. Dark ruby colour with a beautiful, lasting and creamy beige head. Nice carbonation. The first contact is primarily vinegary, with hints of fruits as well. Flavour is strong vinegar, sweet and sour, with small notes of berries. Nevertheless, the end is very sharp and the combination with what i was eating wasn’t quite pleasant. Maybe with cheese? Definitely, not my type of beer although i could consider this a very good experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2008
a nice surprise from Bob while sunning in Pasadena. a fruit front starts off followed by a sour candy after taste. nice sweet floral sugars. big fluffy brown head. nice from start to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2008
The beer pours a very clear reddish brown with a thick off white head. The nose is sour with a hint of rotting fruit and sour milk. The nose sort of scares me. The taste is a sour sweetness on the front with a sharp acidic sweet spike in the middle. It reminds me of a gueze, in as far as it is a sour sweetness with a sharp bite on the finish.

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