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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

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RATINGS: 2360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sweasy (17) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Truly a Flanders Style beer. The Duchesse is lively on the tongue and bright on the nose. Strong head retention with tiny bubbles and thick lacing. Reddish brown. A little sweet pairs nice with the vinegary sour taste. A little bark taste finishes under the tongue and leaves a nice lingering aftertaste of sweet and sour. Not overbearing sour this is a fantastic beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
splatch90 (16) - - APR 25, 2014
Une bière qui me laisse un très mauvais souvenir le vinaigre et les épices peut être. Follow me on instagram : splatch25

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tasurinchi (16) - ROMANIA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours dark ruby with a big head. Sweet and sour, grapes. You can literally taste the barrel as you drink (in a good way). Excellent sour!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dgator32 (16) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours a ruby-brown color with a smallish beige colored head that is rather thin Aroma is grape and some cherry and other fruit Flavor is really good almost wine like... really well made beer!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tvmatt (16) - Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Draft. This beer replaced another beer on-tap while I was at Melt Bar & Grilled in Lakewood, OH. Bartender offered me a sample & I couldn’t help but order a full pour. Small head. Dark red pour. Sweet dark fruit and black cherry aroma. Tart, mature barrel aged cherry flavor with enough sweetness for your mouth not to pucker. I think this beer could convince non-beer drinkers that beer can also have similar qualities to a nice, aged port. What a great way to finish off a night of good beer.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Elauwit (16) - - JUL 3, 2012
Smells like strong old malt vinegar. Call it a wine-beer, fruity aftertaste with hints of apple and raisin. Would not buy again. Had at Holden with my father. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jphartley (16) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2012
The first impression when I smelled this was how beautiful it smelt. The first taste I thought was a little too sweet especially for a Geuze. But then again it is not too sweet. Overall the taste is beautiful. Unusual and very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jessbnjess (15) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle shared by EDA. Poured amber with a lot of beige head. Aroma is buttery with a little bit of sourness/tartness. The flavor is very fruity (mostly cherries) and also buttery. Very smooth palate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joppe (15) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Bottle (75cl). I love this one Pours as said, a dark brown color with a thick head. Taste cherries, almond. very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
masteren (15) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
Sweet and fruity, with a taste an smell of oakwood. Refrishingly with a good after-taste. A fine beer for both men and (maybe even more) women. When you first taste it, you will come back for more..


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