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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2499   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.


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   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.

1
   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.

5
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoJoNo (28) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Enjoyed this on tap at the Columbus Underground happy hour at Details; excellent sweet and sour combination not on a Chinese food buffet

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beermogul (28) - USA - NOV 7, 2011
Very nice sour. This red shows brilliant copper-red, the foam fairly tenacious and clingy. Horsey notes amid caramel toasted malt, vanilla, cherry and malt vinegar in the nose. Fluffy and sweetish on the palate, the flavor also has some residual malt, somespicy, nutty almond, vinous notes, reminiscent of port. The earthy and sour finish is rather subdued, and lingers very little. Well rounded and smooth!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pcd1956 (27) - Purmerend, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2013
toast, woody, red, brown, clear, medium sweetness, medium body, een very sweet beer but nice to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mfischer2 (27) - Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Tart with a refreshing sweetness. The aroma is malty yet also sour. This beer leaves a warm taste on the tongue.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
abb73 (27) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2006 Had this on tap. Nice sweet and sour candied fruit aromas. Pours a slightly hazy reddish-brown with a very fizzy head that was quickly diminishing, but left a decent amount of lacing. Nice and sour like a gueze with a good ripe fuity balance. Definitely a little balsamic vinegar in the back, which is more pronounced in the bottle version than this tap version. This has quickly become one of my favorite beers. If you know someone who won’t drink beer because they prefer wine, give them a taste of this.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keeszorge (27) - - APR 5, 2014
Donker bier. Geeft een azijnachtig aroma.. Verrassende frisse afdronk. Een verrassing...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
George2Tall (27) - - MAR 28, 2015
Is the devil's brew? Pours a dark brown. The initial taste is of vinegar, but with an aroma of old wine. The flavor morphs into tart cherry, no, black cherry. What bizarre chemistry is going on here? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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