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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: 2539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balesjas (41) - Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2006
A nice sweet/sour combination. I haven’t had many beers that really compare with this -- very unique. Kind of a cherry, fruity taste -- both the sweetness and the tartness remind me of cherry.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
estoves (41) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle.Dark ruby brown body with a large fizzy and creamy lasting head. Sour smell of wineager. Flavor is sour, sweet with som notes of wood and sour berries. Way to sour for me, probably not bad for its style, but i certainly dont like the style now.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2008
Today, bottle 25 cl. Deep brown with thin beige head. Woody fruit aroma. Sour and sweet pallet. Great balance. light sourness for a sour. But for me is Vichtenaar little better.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dangjdangel (40) - - SEP 10, 2012
Duchesse was one of the first sour beers that I ever tried and I love it. Beautiful blend of sweet and sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egidis (40) - LITHUANIA - JUL 2, 2015
Red and clear, small head. Sweet, tart, reminds a bit of homemade cherry vine, no bitterness

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yeggo (38) - USA - APR 8, 2006
citrus, ginger, REALLY sweet flavor, lot of head. Almost tastes like a dessert wine and can probably be served with a dessert course.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
On Tap Hamiltons. Deep red/brownish color. tart w/light fruit nose. Strong carbonation and a moderately sweettart ale. very refreshing!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davhix (37) - Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
delicious sour ale. poured nice head, dark ruby/red color. taste of cherries with a little hint of sour. very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olsonerr (37) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Sweet and sour aroma with noticeable wild yeast character. Light body made more refreshing by the carbonation, and a great sweetness throughout with the puckering tart on the finish. Best of the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
document (36) - USA - DEC 13, 2002
Smells like vinegar, tastes a lot like a top notch cider, and really quite good. I love this style, and this is a nice example.


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