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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SCBrew (31) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Dark crimson-brown color. Slight sour, very fruity aroma. Wonderfully balanced flavor between sweet and sour. Mild sour flavors with slight candied sweetness. Excellent body. Seemed like a bigger beer. Loved it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imike (31) - , ITALY - MAR 6, 2010
is not a Rodenbach, but in any case a good beer. good looks, superb fragrance, beautiful taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenningSR (31) - Copenhagen V, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
25 cl bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Dark orange with nice off-white head. Aroma is sour fruit. Flavor oak and fruit. A bit sweet and sout at same time. I really like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skinnycheeks (31) - - JAN 25, 2014
Poured a maroon brown color with a nice khaki top. First sour I’ve had and I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joelwhite (30) - - FEB 11, 2015
This is a sour of sours. Good beer. I love the flavor kicks Ya in the back of mouth. We all really liked this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BIRRAmoriamoci (30) - - NOV 23, 2012
Il colore è scuro, essenzialmente bruno, con riflessi rubino. Corpo profondo e opaco. La schiuma è squisitamente morbida, dalla superficie sporca e spumosa. Bassa altezza, elevata persistenza, di un bel colore ocra. L’aroma evidenzia innanzitutto un sentore liquoroso, che apre la strada ad un susseguirsi di profumi prevalentemente agrodolci: frutta (ciliegia), una nota acetata, affumicato, legno. Aroma piacevolmente complesso e armonioso, ben definito. Il gusto si caratterizza per un corpo liscio ma particolarmente frizzantino. Scarsa la componente amarostica, che non si lascia tuttavia desiderare. Al suo posto fanno capolino alcuni dei sentori già percepiti al naso, quali la (ciliegia) e l’aceto, che contribuisce a creare un piacevole pizzicore palatale. Una birra che si caratterizza per un’ottima beverinità, senza lasciar intravedere alcuna componente "acquosa", una componente alcolica magistralmente nascosta, una carbonazione precisa ed un finale secco e immediato, che chiude la componente frizzantina di netto, lasciando la bocca piacevolmente appagata.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pedrodv89 (30) - wetteren, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2012
Een zeer romig bier dat in de familie van de Rodenbach thuis hoort. De Duchesse de Bourgogne heeft een zeer volle en romige smaak gevolgd door een aangename zuurheid. Zeker aan te raden!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rfranssens (29) - Hulst, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2013
awful beer. Didn´t like this at all! Taste is very sweet, taste like it has a lot of fruit-syrup in it. And at the same time sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BIGC (29) - USA - FEB 19, 2004
WOW, better than Roddenbach, the aroma will awaken your sense of smell. deep amber color with a decent head. Oaky, tangy, sweet and sour. Needs to breathe for full enjoyment. Try it with a tiny splash of grenadine if it's too sour. Overall this one could be the better flemmish red but Roddenbach has the name and longevity. A must try for beer connoisseurs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pringles68 (28) - Audubon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2005
this is my favorite beer... tastes more like fine wine than beer, fruity, tart yet sweet and flavorful. warning - must be chilled properly to avoid nasty nasal "smelling salts" aftertaste but if properly chilled the aftertaste doesn’t show up and it’s just wonderful.

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