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


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RATINGS: 2318   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nick35 (12) - USA - DEC 3, 2002
UPDATED: APR 19, 2003 A lovely sweet/sour midpalate and a very smooth finish. Best at 60F where the flavor was rounded and refreshing. No hops aroma or bitterness. Titratable acidity 1.4% tartaric; pH is 3.6.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmatkins (12) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
Smells strongly of vinegar typical of its style. The flavor was similarily sour. This was more balanced and drinkable than other sour ales, but still not for me. I did not enjoy this, but increased my ratings because I enjoyed this beer relative other sour ales.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
heliport (12) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
Hits the mouth with a pleasant fruity taste, comes across sweet but not like a candy. Aroma is pleasant and the color is dark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
amazinwlrdfood (11) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Really drinkable. Some think it is overpowering but it is well balanced. A decent beer for the masses and great introduction to a Flemish Sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mindlesspaul (11) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2011
This is a very interesting beer. Reminded me somewhat of a gueuse, but also of a spoiled Leffe that I once had and that was very sour. After the initial surprise of a sour taste comes a surprisingly well tasting beer. The maturing in oak casks gives it a very pleasent fresh fruity taste. This certainly asks for more than the single bottle that I had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penumbra59 (11) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2012
This is a strange one, the smell does not really invite to taste it, but once you get over this, the taste is surprisingly soft and sweet. Not for everyones taste, but it’s worth to give it a try !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
socoguzzler (11) - fort collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 I thought it was a tasty and delightful beer. I liked the appearence. Sour ales have seriously become my favorite style of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrappistMike (11) - GERMANY - JUN 24, 2006
Found this at a favorite pub in Maastricht and came highly reccomended from a friend. Great color and very interesting taste. A perfect blend of dry red wine and beer. Strong notes and taste of blackberry and nice smooth aftertaste. The only way I can really describe this beer is to imagine Blackberry juice and Iced tea with a lambic beer kick. Perfect summer afternoon brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paysano99 (11) - CANADA - JAN 9, 2002
Marvelous, the best beer i ever had (up to now) Metalic and friuty taste, Very powerfull body, great color, sweet, acid, VERY VERY complex, has so many different tastes, each time you try it seems a ddiferent beer, WONDERFULL!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jajoro (11) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 11, 2002
This IS a Flander’s Red. A very well blended beer. Wonderful spiciness with great cherry notes. The sherry-like finish is classic. Send me more, Please!

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