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

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RATINGS: 2317   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bfpierce (10) - - JUL 25, 2013
One of my all time favorite sour beers, on the sweeter side, not too sour as many in this style can be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
myxologyst66 (10) - lahaina, Hawaii, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Tart, fruit forward with a beautiful red color and touch of sweetness. All the flavors are well blended all all the edges well rounded.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2013
Not bad looking, but absolutely not my favorite. Especially its aftertaste is disappointing. Cheers.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clints1991 (10) - Lakewood, Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottled, poured in a tulip glass. It pours a brownish red, with a light tan head. The head lingers around for quite some time. It has a strong aroma of fruits, tarts and some wine characteristics. It has a strong taste of fruits such as cherry and some melon. It is very palatable. It is an amazing beer overall!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlivierP (10) - FRANCE - APR 3, 2013
Très bonne bière brune, belle robe brun/rouge, fines bulles, un centimètre de mousse blanche. Goût très sucré, parfum de raisin, épaisseur en bouche... on a l’impression de boire du vin pétillant ! A découvrir.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tubbe (9) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013 does not count
Long lasting foam, deep red color, aroma of citrus and yeast, taste of tart red berries and balsamic vinegar.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CatoctinMike (9) - Sabillasville, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2002 does not count
Very good Flemish Red Ale - one of the best. Slightly more sour than the Bourgogne de Flanders and Rodenbach, making more traditional, beutiful color

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PJMTL (9) - LaPrairie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2006 does not count
Good carbonation with a nice crisp, dry taste of Cherries, smooth body and a full mouthfeel.Tart with a lightly sour taste of sour dark cherry flavor and a slight hint of oak with a malty finish. I much enjoyed this Flemish Red Ale, a very good balance between maltiness and tart sourness

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Adam420 (9) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007 does not count
Oh my God did I hate this beer. It just tastes sour and way too sweet which made me look at the back of the bottle for the expiration date. I don’t understand how its rated so highly on this site. I assume the fact that it is quite unique in its flavor that has put it in such high regard, but I think it’s just gross. And I knew from looking at the beer in the bottle that it wasn’t going to have much of a head, which, if you do manage to get, disappears very quickly. Overall this beer is not for me, not in the slightest bit. I guess I’m glad I tried it though, as it is very different, so I would recommend that you do the same if you are afforded the opportunity, you’re opinion of this beer might differ from mine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShKincaid (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008 does not count
11.2 oz bottle redish brown color with a fruity scent. Fruity taste surpasses aroma. Carbonation more like a champagne than a beer. A pleasant surprise!


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