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


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RATINGS: 2369   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spaque99 (8) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2002 does not count
Very interesting beer. A unique experience to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
atxx07 (8) - - MAY 30, 2011 does not count
Premiere bière de ce type a vie, je ne peux comparer mais pour une première expérience elle donne le goût de continuer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonmorrell (8) - - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
Pretty good but very sweet beer. Sweet and sour beer. Not very hoppy at all but a pretty good beer, would drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlamb (8) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013 does not count
Very interesting fruity aroma - includes overripe melon, the sourness is mild and well blended with the dark malt character. Overall the beer is quite refreshing and very easy to drink. Definitely recommend this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gscratch (8) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
A lovely sour. Pours a deep red, with a tan full head that retains at a half finger of fine bubbles with chunky lacing. Nose of fruit and red wine, with a hint of acidity. Medium mouthfeel with a target on the tart-sour buds, followed by a sweetness of fruit. Grape, black current, cherry come to mind. And behind all of it - just a hint of earthy funk (primarily in the flavour rather than aroma) to accompany just a hint of oak and maltiness. This seems a delicate sour, and not a bad option for an introduction to the concept of sour ales. Edit Note: 750ml bottle, corked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
TheBeerSlayer (8) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
Like....I need someones help explaining this. I couldnt even try this beer because it exploded into foaminess so fast. I bought this beer cold, kept it cold in my fridge for a couple days, took it out and opened it and tried to pour it into a glass, and with just a few drops of beer, less than a shot of liquid, the entire glass foamed up hard and fast, and when someone tried to take a drink from the bottle a few minutes later it exploded into their face with the force of a mentos in a 2liter. I dont understand what happened. And you can rule out the obvious, i.e. shaking the beer or hot temps. Im so confused and saddened. over 7 dollars for 11 oz, and it was basically just a joke beer for a laugh. I would love to have been able to actually test this, but it was no fault of mine, I don’t think, that cause the beer to be horrible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heiskellj (7) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
Great beer. Sour and balanced with a nice aftertaste of funk. I would have liked a little more funky Brett character on the palate. Great representation of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westy84 (7) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2012 does not count
8 oz pour on draft. Aroma of Vinegar, ketchup, palate is sweet, with hints of vinegar tart. Always a favorite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rhapsudsy (7) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2008 does not count
Complex and inviting. Ruby-crimson-brown in color. This one tastes almost exactly like its aroma: black cherries, pears, tart, acidic, and a hint of the warmth of bourbon. I’m thinking Gorgonzola might make an interesting pairing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reverendbeer (7) - Pasadena, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2010 does not count
Strangely smoky without being smoky...I may be confusing this with another aroma. Possibly one of my most favorite beers ever.

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