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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnConeD (4) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
Ok, so this is a Flemish Sour, and I don’t like sour too much, so I wasn’t expecting a miracle. Still, the aroma and taste was interesting, albeit a bit syrupy at first. If you ask me, skip this one and go for Gouden Carolus instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djmadbrad (4) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2008 does not count
This is my first sour - so how do I rate it? I have nothing really to compare it to...that being said, I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on here. First thought was fresh apple cider, which turned into basalmic vinegar. Prune juicy. Raisins. Sweeter than I expected - my wife thought this very drinkable and reminded her of champagne and tea (Kombucha). Maybe re-visit this one when I have a better grasp of sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bioburner (4) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2009 does not count
Reddish-brown, almost mahogany color with a nice beige head, slightly rocky, disappears fairly quickly. Aroma of apples, spices. Cloves? Taste is a nice balance of sour with some sweetness. Somewhat cider-like, but also a very "winey" beer. Alcohol barely noticeable. Love this beer! One of my favorites.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kbosch74 (4) - USA - AUG 22, 2011 does not count
What a fantastic beer in this style. Starts with cherries, finishes with sour apple...but very, very balanced. Ready for another.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChefShane (4) - - AUG 24, 2012 does not count
Beautiful Sour Ale, comparable to the Grand Cru by Rodenbach. I prefer the Rodenbach because of it’s depth where as this just has a stronger late sour yeast pop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brishke (4) - Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
This.is.divine. My first exposure to the Flemish reds. This and Victenaar (missing an h?) will always be in my top ten. Divine queens of the brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pawelpawel (4) - - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
Bardzo pyszne piwo. Kwaśne, mocno czuć aromaty czerwonego wina - zarówno w wyglądzie, jak i aromacie i smaku.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
BillyTownsend (4) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Awful. Overwhelming smell of malt vinegar , overwhelming taste of malt vinegar. £5 for the bottle and it was undrinkable . Never again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
funnyman (4) - CANADA - FEB 16, 2003 does not count
very rare and distinct not like any other beer - differs from lambic spicy and enjoyable highly recomended

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rmmello (3) - Oakley, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005 does not count
Bottled, beautiful deep ruby brown, tan head, strong fruit aroma. Starts with a full sweet fruit flavor, finishes with a tart citrus. somewhat cloying. Almost felt like dipping an eggroll in it...

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