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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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RATINGS: 2334   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xingu99 (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2002 does not count
A beer that is balenced between the agreesive spicy, vinegar, and sour qualities of this ’style’ and leans towards fruit, some sweetness and a mildly sour finish. Like others, I prefer the agressiveness of the Rodenbach, but this will do.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mickrussom (2) - USA - AUG 6, 2006 does not count
Looks good. Thats it. I thought something was wrong with this beer, I thought the bottle I had was corked and spoiled. Its like lemon and basalmic vinegar. The same day I bought: Nice Chouffe, Stone Barely Wine, Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Duvel, Westmalle, Trappists Rochefort 10, Brassierie de Rocs, La Fin du Monde from Unibroue, Chimay Grand Trappists Reserve, Delerium Tremens and a Lindeman’s Peche Lambic. I dont know how or why a store with all these great beers stocks this garbage.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beaux043 (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008 does not count
I felt the Duchesse had a beautiful aroma. A unique wine like quality. It has a very nice color. The taste was great with complex sweetness with hints of "sour". I will add this to the collection.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
csar (2) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2011 does not count
The Csar would like to ask for the Duchesses’ hand in matrimony. So let it be written, so let it be done. There it is - Csar

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magichabits (2) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
Sweet in the nose, with aromas of hay, grass, dough, banana. Clear reddish brown with pale yellow head. Sweet first then sour on the tongue. Very little bitterness. Quite a full body at first then dries out quickly in an astringent fade. This thing is like a concentrated lambic - thicker, more robust, more oily. Damn fine.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CameronMoore (2) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Unusual taste of cherry, currents and grape juice. The kind of taste that makes you take another sip, though. Leaves the mouth feeling slightly dry between drinks. Overall, quite a nice drink. Quite different.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DC13b (2) - pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
A very rewarding sour. Have it with a savory dish or desert. The aroma and flavor are both reminiscent of a sweet vinegar and goes down very smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beerbrother3 (2) - Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Have you ever taken a drink of pure vinegar or opened a red wine that had gone skunky? that is what this tastes like. It resembles nothing close to what I would call beer. However, if you like overwhelmingly sweet red wine flavored beer, this is for you.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sympatoch (2) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
Très douce, sucrée, à boire bien frais! Une très bonne surprise que je recommande vivement.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TxCicerone (1) - Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009 does not count
33 cl bottle. Reddish brown with off-white head. Small tight dense bubbles. Aroma is full of balsamic vinegar, cherries and brown sugar. Lovely balance between sweetness and puckery sourness. Flavor continues with cherry & balsamic theme. Simultaneously refreshing and filling. TCR = 3.5


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