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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: 2360   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bioburner (4) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2009 does not count
Reddish-brown, almost mahogany color with a nice beige head, slightly rocky, disappears fairly quickly. Aroma of apples, spices. Cloves? Taste is a nice balance of sour with some sweetness. Somewhat cider-like, but also a very "winey" beer. Alcohol barely noticeable. Love this beer! One of my favorites.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kbosch74 (4) - USA - AUG 22, 2011 does not count
What a fantastic beer in this style. Starts with cherries, finishes with sour apple...but very, very balanced. Ready for another.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChefShane (4) - - AUG 24, 2012 does not count
Beautiful Sour Ale, comparable to the Grand Cru by Rodenbach. I prefer the Rodenbach because of it’s depth where as this just has a stronger late sour yeast pop.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brishke (4) - Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
This.is.divine. My first exposure to the Flemish reds. This and Victenaar (missing an h?) will always be in my top ten. Divine queens of the brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pawelpawel (4) - - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
Bardzo pyszne piwo. Kwaśne, mocno czuć aromaty czerwonego wina - zarówno w wyglądzie, jak i aromacie i smaku.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
BillyTownsend (4) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Awful. Overwhelming smell of malt vinegar , overwhelming taste of malt vinegar. Ł5 for the bottle and it was undrinkable . Never again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rmmello (3) - Oakley, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005 does not count
Bottled, beautiful deep ruby brown, tan head, strong fruit aroma. Starts with a full sweet fruit flavor, finishes with a tart citrus. somewhat cloying. Almost felt like dipping an eggroll in it...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonkeyKonga (3) - USA - DEC 20, 2006 does not count
nice aroma of apples and berries. medium size beige head. flavor is sweet carmel apples. too sweet for me, not enough sour for me. nice and fruity beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoopsy99 (3) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 13, 2007 does not count
This beer’s biggest drawback might be how unusual it is. Sour fruit on the nose. An almost vinegary, cidery, sweet and sour dark fruit flavor on the front palate fading to wood on the finish. Great depth of flavor, but takes some definate getting used to. Not for beginners. Acquired from The Spirit Shop in Norman, Oklahoma.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
QuelqueChose (3) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2007 does not count
The wide range of aromas and flavours accent this beers so true to style. With notes of raisins, pears, green apples, that unfold into chocolate with slight nuttiness, while lactobacilli maintain an undercurrent through it all. This is a wonderfully complex beer.


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