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


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RATINGS: 2597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rjen (51) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Red brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of green apples, cherry, vinegar, red wine, wood and raisins. Taste is heavy acidic, mild sweet and mild bitter with a long lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Wow, not expecting this sour ale to be so sweet, but not bad for balance. If it wasnt sour, it would be way too sweet. Kind of a desert beer. Good sour belgian ale smells. Tastes of cherries, and fruits, with a hint of caramel and slight roastiness from the dark mal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slf245 (50) - USA - MAR 1, 2008
Too much like a carbonated dessert wine for me. Tart cherry. Good if I was in the mood for something other than beer. Would give me a tummy ache, like malt beverages (a la Smirnoff). Eww.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2009 ~ Purchased this bottle from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. This sour ale pours a dark reddish brown with a huge foamy head that subsides rather quickly into some spotty lacing. The smell reminds me a lot of balsamic vinegar. There is a really nice sour and earthy smell going on here. The taste is a wonderful complex combination of sweet and sour. Absolutely refreshing! A little pricey @ $4.95 for a single 11.2 oz bottle, but hey, you get what you pay for right? All in all, if you’re looking for a beer that’s unique and different—you’ve come to the right place! ~

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarie99 (50) - San Francisco, Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Thin weak head. A slight froth but disappears and is pretty weak. Dark orange to ruby an color, slightly cloudy and nothing overly exciting. From a distance, almost looks like a brown ale. Several different aromas going on here – sweet fruit, vanilla, fake scent at car wash – yellow tree style. As it warms up the banana Runts flavor begins to work its scent to the forefront. Interesting aroma. I’m tasting tartness up front, the body is noticeably thin. The finish is tart as well. Reminds me of hard apple cider. That aftertaste is funky : acidic leaves a sweet tart lingering flavor. Very good. Thin body accentuates this beer – light and slightly refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2006
Outstanding beer. I’ve had this twice, most recently from a bottle at the Publick House in Brookline, MA. Beautiful red color. Foamy, white head that dissipates quickly. Notably tart and sour, but not overwhelmingly so-- just enough to round out the barley. Fruity aroma, in my girlfriend’s words, "like a super wine". Slight bitterness. Perfect, medium-light body and effervescent carbonation. My favorite beer next to Vuuve White. Find this if you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobinV (50) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
Beautiful red brown colour with beige head. Smells sweet and sour, but also a bit like sweaty socks (geuze). Sweet and fruity yet sour and refreshing. Vivid, light body. Spicy/wild geuze finish. A great beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
ippers (50) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Uitnodigende, interessant uitziende fles dus daarom gekocht. Bij het openen van het flesje had ik er al meteen spijt van, hij ruikt namelijk behoorlijk zuur maar ik had nog het idee dat het misschien een kersen bier was . Verschrikkelijk zuur bier, kan er zelfs niet veel anders over zeggen . Ontzettend zuur

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uoffgator (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2007
This is a good sour ale. Very deep in color creamy head and a unique full flavour. Has a bitterly sweet flavor that is perfect for after dinner or a pre dinner cocktail. Surprisingly light for all its rich tones.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoodMormel (49) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2012
Murky dark colored, with a thin head. The aroma is very sour. A friend described it as the smell of puke (which i don’t agree on). The taste itself is very sour and takes a little time to get used to. Need another bottle to try before i can make a good judgement

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