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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
chooch74 (34) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
Thich head dark red pour. Mellow yeasty smell. No fruit on nose. Sweet and sour. Not pleasant. Did not finish. Sink finished for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swank (34) - - MAR 6, 2014
Very distinctive beer. Takes quite a few tries before you start to appreciate it, but when you do start to appreciate the rich, sweet (even sour) taste it’s an absolute favorite. One of Belgiums best.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
icmac (33) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Smells sour and tart. Pours reddish brown with a small, light tan head. The taste is amazing, there is a lot of sweet and a lot of sour with notes of cherry. The aftertaste doesn’t linger for too long, which is disappointing because the taste is incredible.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 11, 2013
I typically don’t care for most sours but this has a great mixture of sweetness and tart vinegar from utilizing a younger 8 month old sour with one that is 18 months old. The nose is all vinegar but this beer is surprisingly refreshing and drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
WOW, good thing I like Belgian ales! Not for a palate weaned on mega-corp beer. Typical of Flemish red ales: light bodied; assertive mouth puckering lactic sourness with an astringent finish; no hop aroma or flavor at all, just a low bitterness. Complex acidic, winey aroma with bubblegum and oak dominating. Flavor is also reminiscent of oak-bubblegum with a nice sweet/sour character from start to mid-palate giving way to a clinging astringent dryness in the finish. Nice ruby red color. An acquired taste but very refreshing if your palate appreciates this style.

2.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jetboy (32) - USA - JUL 3, 2008
Ugh. It had a great smell if I was putting it on my salad, as a beer. Nyet.

4.2
   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!

3.7
   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.

4
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomCharbonneau (31) - , Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Brown-red color with ruby highlights. Acid aroma of cherry and berries with notes of oak and current. Sour flavor of berries, current cherry, vanilla and malt sugar. Hop is absent. THis makes an excellent fruit y sour beer with a good body.


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