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

bottled
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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FirkinHopHead (26) - Munster, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottled. Dark reddish brown. Huge creamy tan head. Aroma like a sweet aged balsamic. Sweet malty taste with a strong acidic finish. Very well rounded and quite pleasant. A fine example of a Flemish Sour.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shane087 (26) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
A dark redish brown with a small white head. A sweet sour taste with the flavor of cherries. Medium carbonation, nice balance. Bottle not quite as good as on tap but still very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boothead (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Moderate complexity with a fruity taste. Not heavy but the dark appearance belies the senses. Medium sweet, slightly sour but not overbearing. Flat carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MUbArAKKArAbUM (25) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 11.2 Oz bottle reddish brown, beige head, sweet and sour cherry taste with a slightly weird funk didn?t like it at first but it grew on me. Nice change of pace

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WelshPL (25) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Graet aroma of red wine, red fruits: cherrys, currant, aroma of barells. Deep red, almost brown colour, very poor foam, but good lacing. Quite sparkling, sour, a little bit of herbs. Very good bear, it’s my start with sour ales, can’t wait for more. Bought in bottle at Piotr i Paweł, Poznań.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AvidDirtman (25) - , JAPAN - OCT 2, 2008
I came home from work today...and to my great delight my wife says, ’here you go then’ and hands me an assorted box of 6 belgium beers. Not only that, but sitting on the table is my favourite dish of bangers and mash. Oh i! Thinks me. Getting alcohol from the missus is the equivalent of a man giving a woman flowers for no reason. Should I be worried about her fidelity? Anyhow, she can do what she likes if it means a regular supply of Belgium beer. On open the foam rushed excitely out of the bottle and sat proudly on top waiting to be poured. I got an initial aroma of fudge, toffee and fruit tart. A very attractive beer, much like the saucy lady on the front. In certain light the beer looks almost black but has tinges of ’Burgundy’ here and there. Delightful looking head with intricate lacing and the flavour doesn’t disappoint either. Reminiscent of a balsamic vinegar salad dressing mixed with sour apples A rather unexpected taste considering it’s appearance. Probably the equivalent of eating curry flavoured ice cream (that’s if you love curry) What an absolute refreshing experience! This lambicesque number has certainly brighted up my day. If I’ve anything bad to say about it, it’s that after the initial thrill I think I’d quickly tire of this brew. I recommend this beer to anyone trying to get their girlfriend into the beer tasting game. Getting to the bottom of the glass now and decidely disappointed to see it go. I’ll revel in the refreshing aftertaste this has left in my mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cyrio (25) - USA - DEC 22, 2010
Very good beer. Smells and looks great. It has a spicy kick to it but is still very easy and pleasure to drink. Give it a whirl

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewtroth (25) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
A strikingly deep, dark red in appearance, with a persistent but light and frothy head. Sweet but not cloying, with just the right note of sourness. An excellent brew to savor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 Dark honey amber in color. A minimal amount of head with a good amount of lacing. An oaked sweetness on the nose. Sweet and sour notes. Clover honey and sour cherries. Sticky mouthfeel. The sweeter side seemed to overpower the tart sour notes. Not a favorite, but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cnardi (24) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2012
Nel bicchiere si presenta di un rosso scuro ma con bei riflessi rubino. La schiuma, color nocciola, è abbastanza persistente. L’olfatto è tipico di una birra di questo stile: l’acetico subito su tutto. Poi ciliegia, legno. Soprattutto molto "vinosa". Il finale è amaro e ritorna l’acetico.


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