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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: 2499   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jess_scott15 (45) - - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a dark red color with very small amount of head. It is both sweet and sour with aromas of brandy as well as a strange taste of marinated meat in worcestershire sauce.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aletiosso (45) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 6, 2013
Cor vermelha bem escura. Media formação de espuma e persistência. Aroma de vinagre balsâmico, frutado. Sabor medio de vinagre balsâmico, um azedo gostoso. Um pouco frutada. Dulçor marcante. Ameixas, cereja e um pouco de passas. Muito interessante! Gostei bastante. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBodyBenz (45) - Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Big Tart Green Apple taste throughout. You get notes of bright juicy berries and the hint of oak and fig too. Beautifully crafted and well rounded beer. Enjoy, so delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarab (44) - - AUG 24, 2014
Really nice sour red ale. Aroma of vinegar, sour cherries, cranberries - similar to red wine. Really nice head, great, sour taste. One of the best in this style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebwaw (44) - POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Big bottle, served in teku. Pours dark amber with ruby highlights, extremely clear with thick, browny/beige head. Aroma is very intense, you feel sourness in your mouth only by smelling it. It mostly resembles balsamic vinegar, but there is more to it i.e. sweetness, candid fruits, raisins, blackberry, more cherry after shaking. Delicious, complex aroma. Taste is certainly sour, however, there is some spiciness, espiecially in the aftertaste. Its not that sour as you would expect, but makes for great balance between sourness and sweetness. Finish is quite long and leaves you with grape-like flavour in your mouth. Its a great example of sour beer, though imho wildly underestimated on ratebeer due to high availability and crazy low ratings from people not familiar with sour styles. Anyway, its not the best flanders, but you wont find many better ones, espiecially at this price.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lassewan (44) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2002
A real cherrybomb of sweetness and great aroma. This is the one beer you need not to miss.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Just add some olive oil and you’ll have a nice balsamic salad dressing. Dark cherry after taste. A bit too sweet for my liking. Does get better towards the bottom of the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianG (44) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2005
Poured a nice brown red. There was little head which dissipated quickly. Little lacing to speak of. The aroma was sour which was misleading. The taste was great. A tangy sweetness followed by a mild bitter finish. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
1 of 8 beers I enjoyed at Prohibition Taproom’s Sour Event during Philly Beer Week. Solid sour, but it is not standing out today. Would like to try again on its own and reevaluate it

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jd7h (44) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle, 33cl, shared half-half with a friend straight from the bottle (which means I can’t rate for appearance or aroma). Has a sweeter taste than Rodenbach Grand Cru, but doesn’t lack any complex notes. Tastes like a bit like wine (which I suspect is the barrel aging). Nice, but too sweet for a sour.


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