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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: 2359   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.


4.3
   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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
palner (7) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
Like excellent sweet and sour Chinese food, with a nice subtle aroma. Very pretty dark red color and a light foam. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NickBelaine87 (6) - ITALY - NOV 19, 2010 does not count
Sour Fruity Sweet Aroma. Taste of red fruits, cider, chocolate. Long dry sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Katarzyna (6) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
Dark amber color with a slight head. Smells tart and sweet, almost like a balsamic vinegar. Very complex in taste with tart sour notes and sweet notes too. Hate to use it again but it’s like drinking a very nicely aged balsamic vinegar, the same kind of complexities are present with that tart yet sweet flavor. This beer is not for everyone but if you enjoy sour flavors, you’ll enjoy this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfarmstrong (6) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 8, 2012 does not count
I will start by saying I do not care for Flemish reds. This beer seems to fit the style perhaps even a bit on the sweet side. This one only confirmed my lack of desire for this style

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenBallz (6) - USA - SEP 1, 2005 does not count
Reddish brown=maroon in appearance. Fizzy on the tongue w/ a slight sourness. Richer than a cider, but with a pronounced apple fruity taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stdavid (6) - ITALY - SEP 1, 2007 does not count
Brown with red highlights, good head. Smells sour (lambic like) and woody, the taste is bittersweet and sour and you can feel the oak. Very drinkable and refreshing. Great beer but too sweet to be perfect!

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBanzai (5) - Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2009 does not count
330 ml. bottle and 6.2% ABV. This Flemish red ale has plum like sour but inherently sweet taste. The dark brown appearance with rich creamy foam is really unforgettable.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tjbjcpmaster99 (5) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2001 does not count
Outstanding Flemish Red. Second only to the great Rodenbach! Don’t age this one, it’s pasteurized like Rodenbach.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gabbo27 (5) - whittier, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004 does not count
I first tasted this beer on draft at Toronados in my visit to San Francisco. It had a beautiful deep red color and a wonderful sweet and sour character. The after taste reminded me of caramel apples. When I got home I searched far and wide for this beer. Bottled I found it to be a little more acidic and vinegary, but still quite delicious. Definitely a good sippin’ beer.


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