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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Smells really sweet, with honey, brown sugar, apples, tastes cidery, sour, but with serious malt presence. Just exactly the amount of sourness I like. Reminds me of both cider vinegar and malt vinegar, but has a little sweetness for balance. Reddish brown with a small tan head,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Draught at Gingerman in Houston. Served in a goblet. Deep burgundy/black with a nice white head. Aroma of grapes, apples, wine. Flavor was phenomenal and unique, sweet and winey with grape and apple and very little hops. Sweetness was smooth and refreshing and not overpowering. Silky sweet finish with little noticeable hops. I would love another right now. Amazing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours a clear dark brown color with a beige 1-finger head. Aroma is vinegary. Taste is acidic, sour, vinegar, and some dark fruitiness. Average carbonation that leaves the palate cleanly with a minute lingering bite.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CzechTex (127) - - JAN 12, 2016
Beergeek, Praha. High expectations based on previous ratings, always potentially a bit dangerous.... I shall try to start from a neutral position. Great aroma, reminds me of Rodenbach Grand Cru (even taking heed of Jack Kerouac’s admonition about comparisons). Head dissipated quickly, first taste was fantastic. A bit less alcohol than many Belgian beers, therefore a bit lighter... And today, perfect. I will definitely drink this in the future.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schlumpfhunter (127) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2016
Farbe: cola Schaum: fein, relat wenig Nase: sauer, hm essig, komplex, cola, keller, alte holzfässer, Geschmack: sehr feinperlig, sauer, dann kräftiger most-ähnlicher fassgeschmack. Ähnlich komlrc wie die nase. Im Nachgeschmack ziemlich essig-sauer, da ists nicht so super. Sonst aber genial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
Red-brown with bubly vanishing cream coloured head. Vinegar like aroma with notes of maraschino and higher alcohols. Some earth flavours blends well with the vineous sour flavours. Sweet yet balanced and fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Dark burgandy in color with a bubbly tan head.Smell is awesome. Sour apple dominates the nose as well as cherry. It is a bit musky and tart and very complex like a good wine.Very sweet taste at first and it finishes sour. Light malt flavor with hints of cherry, cranberry, and sour apple. Light carbonation and a great taste make this a must try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
d07c0m (126) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
Notes of candy and fruit, dark reddish-brown colour. Initial taste is very strange, almost like a plum wine sans the alcohol bite of a stronger beer. Sour fruit lingers with after-taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Red ale color with thin tanish head. Sour nose (in a good way) and a good lightly sweet cider taste. Leaves palate clean. Really good.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle. I had high expectations but was rather disappointed. Nice color with a good head with some lacing. Good carbonation. Aroma of sour cherry and balsamic vinegar. Strange mouthfeel. Sort of sweet wine like taste. It reminded me of a home made brew of choke cherries wine that my parents use to make a long time ago. Although I respect this beer it is definitely not my type of beer. Could not finish my glass. I guess there is no in-between for this beer. You either like or dislike this style.


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