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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Notes of sour mash mixed with vanilla rise from the deep mahogany body topped with a light caramel head. Tastes rich and sour, light on the tongue but heavy on the heart as if the duchesse herself had taken time away from her birds to impart some piece of weighty knowledge on your soul. Overall one of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Interesting red ale, sweet and sour with hints of cherries. A bit more sour than I prefer but interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
DearBeer2013 (93) - - JAN 8, 2015
Way too sour for me. A little bitter............................................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sigh_borg (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours deep ruby red with a big frothy head. Aroma is apple cider vinegar. Hard for me to pick the nuances in the aroma because thats really all I can smell; this is probably a result of my inexperience with sours. I do get a hint of citrus if I try really hard to smell beyond the ACV. Taste is pretty sweet. With tasting, more of the fruit notes come through: predominately apple, but also some citrus and grape. Getting almost no hop notes at all. Kind of like a fruit beer, but with a little more funk. Mouthfeel is light with light carbonation as well. Interesting and refreshing. Would like to try more sours so I have something to compare this to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2008
bottle. Pours deep brownish red with a small off white head. The nose is caramel, plum, and raisin. Def. sour taste. Carbonation is nice and stron on the tounge. Easy to drink but not my cup of tea. Im sure those that enjoy ciders would also enjoy this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
canicule (90) - IRELAND - MAY 11, 2010
Nice, balanced red ale. Not as piquant as Rodenbach Grand Cru. Full tasting. Nice level of light malty sequence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2010
Light, light sourness, wood, apple, tiny bit of cardboard, easy to drink. Ive had this lots of times, never difficult to finish off a 75cl bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
Deep ruby body, with a fair amount of bubbles and a nice foamy beige head. Good head retention and some nice lacing on the glass. The smell is full of cherries, with some tartness, as well as a solid caramel malt backbone. A hint of grape, some funky yeast, and a little bit of floral hops. I was able to taste some tart cherries and raspberries, a nice solid sweet caramel backbone, and a little hint of spices. The aftertaste has got some more of that tart fruit taste, which lingers on. This beer has a lot in common with a fine dessert wine. Medium body to it, the carbonation is quite low. The alcohol is very well-disguised, you wont really taste any booziness. The downside for me was the pretty prominent acidity in the beer, which made it a bit challenging to swallow it. After the actual swallow, the sensation in the mouth was very pleasant, though! One should enjoy this in moderation (not because of the alcohol content, rather, because of the acidity). Ive got to mention this was my first sour beer ever, so my palate was totally unexperienced. I was still able to enjoy the beer quite a bit!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerkenstock (87) - - AUG 9, 2014
Drink cold (8C) 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2004
Nice looking red-brown beer. Taste far too sweet/fruity(cherry) to my opinion. From dubbel moving towards kriek.

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