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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.


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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Redpointed (69) - Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
Really nice, a classic even. Great fruit and yeast aroma with a taste that backs it up.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordBrew (69) - Ziemnice, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Piękny, głęboki, ciemno-rubinowy kolor. Jasno beżowa pianka szybko znika ale łatwo ją wzbudzić. Aromat - wino, szmpan, piwo - gdybym nie wiedział, że to piwo byłoby ciężko decydować. Później pojawiają się nuty nalewki owocowej. Zniewalający aromat. Nisko wysycone,bardzo delikatnie kwaśne, może czuć nieco alkoholu. Dość słodkie, może nieco landrynkowe, najbliżej mu do wiśni. Słodycz bardzo dobrze wyważona z kwaśnością. Wybitne piwo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twistedtxb (68) - - JAN 9, 2015
Première expérience de Oud Bruin. Arôme distincte de bière sauvage des Flandres. Bel équilibre entre le surette et le sucré. A découvrir!!

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
partchapol (68) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
Everything good except its sour, taste crisp like wine & apple cider. Smell sweet seeing oak barrel. But sour is not something for me

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2006
Poured from 9.4 oz. bottle Aroma: Hint of fruit and light hops reminds of a sweet red wine Appearance: Beautiful deep, clear, deep reddish brown. Head is fantastic. Antique white in color that has a wide variance in bubble size that laces nicely and sustains thoughout the entire glass. Flavor: My bottle was very sweet to the point of being as sweet as a lambic. Very sweet, apple and cherry, like a sweet cider or lambic. Palate: Finishes sweet too. Some acidity as the aftertaste lingers. Reminds me of a Reisling. Overall: Suprisingly I enjoyed this immensely even though it was cerrtainly not what I expected out of a Begian Ale with 6% Alcohol. Theme should be obvious from above sweet sweet sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Pours copper with a nice, light brown head. Aroma shows raspberry, balsamic vinegar and oak. Palate has sweet malt that brings berries before the oak kicks into gear and delivers a dry, salty mustiness to it. Finishes with chalky, slightly tart acidity.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tcfishler (65) - USA - NOV 25, 2006
Deep red-brown, like an old/oxidized red wine. Winey nose of sour cherry, yeast, and aceto balsamico. Hits first with acidity...definitely acetic acid (aka vinegar). Comes through afterward with quite sweet fruitiness, and a tiny bit of roasted malt as well. Highly carbonated. Finishes long but astringent. Very much a love-it-or-hate-it beer, or perhaps an acquired taste. For someone like me whose background is in wine-drinking, this isfar too similar to a wine that has gone bad, what with the brownish red color and copious volatile acidity (acetic acid). I couldn’t even manage to drink more than a few ounces, which is a tragedy given the care put into brewing this. Take my rating with a grain of salt, keeping in mind my biases.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2004
I'm a big fan of this style and have enjoyed this one in the past. Just got a 75Cl bottle though and it tastes like they have returned to sweeteners. Keep it sour!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfratzke (64) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Lost of balsamic vinegarette. Sour cherries. Some bitterness mostly from the vinegar. I like this.


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