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

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RATINGS: 2775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 22, 2007
BB 31/03/05. Aroma of cherry? or berry? Dark ruby color with halogen back light. Virtually no head. Starts sweet, then there is some sour, followed by an earthy oakiness. Medium mouthfeel that thins as the sour comes out. The sour may have matured away somewhat, as it is not so sour as I recall. As is, it is very pleasant and drinkable. An interesting and tasty drink. It has acquired some aspects of a red wine.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (14074) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2011
Only thing good about this beer is the great dark brown color with the deep red glare. Smell sour and a little chemical, taste is just not good. Low to medium carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 26, 2010
250ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
7 Upon opening, a fairly winey sour aroma, but in the glass thereís more fruitiness, including cherries, and some toffee
4 ruby red, and a surprisingly lasting beige head
7 Lovely mix of flavours in the mouth, first thereís the aged musty woodiness, but sweet cherries kick in, followed by some malt loaf with raisins. Donít forget the acidity and the wood resins.
4 crisp carbonation, tingly palate enhanced by slight acidity. Finish is sweet, a touch toffee, and has lovely malts, and gentle resins..
16 So much not a big beer, and the points suffer because it doesnít punch you in the face or try and have sex with you. However, itís not lacking in anyway. Classic sour bruin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Draft at Dilly Deli. Pours a reddish brown color with a moderate creamy head that was lasting. Heavy fruity aroma. Medium to full body with sour texture. Very good complex fruity flavor with a long slightly sour finish. Very interesting brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting amber headf. Aromas of vinegar, grapes, sourness and a faint hint of spice. Palate was ligfht bodied and tart. Flavors of dark fruit, vinegar and carmel with a tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2006 (5/3/06, draft) Clear garnet body with an off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, sour cherry, vinegar, wood. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, some sourness, light wood. Light-medium body with some acidity and light syrup. A completely different experience from the previous time (in a good way). A bit more syrup than some of the other Flemish sours, but nice nonetheless. (8/3/8/3/15)

(10/20/02, bottle) Cola colored with a small head that dissipated rapidly. Aroma is primarily balsamic vinegary, with hint of floweriness as well. Flavor is strong vinegar, taking a moment for oneís tastebuds to adjust. When they do, sweetness is noticeable, largely cherry in nature. Definitely not my beer of choice but slowly Iím beginning to appreciate these vinegar beers. (6/3/6/3/12)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2009 Bottled, Pasteurised. Dark amber beer with chunky head. Sweet and sour beer with little character. Thin flavours, some fruitiness. Disapointing. Re Rate 17.12.09 I get it now, fruity, souring and full, my tatsebuds have obviously developed over the years.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy very nice sour aroma. Moderate bitter cheasy/sour powerfull flavor. Nice liong finish. Oily palate. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
Copper brown with a big pillow of creamy off-white head. Light fruity aroma, some apple peel and som sourness. Sweet with a decent sour finish. Itís good in the candy-like sour category, but I didnít like that apple thing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
750 mL bottle from Dumdum. Burgundy red with a thin off-white rich head. In aroma, vanilla fudge and oranges are noted. In mmouth, crÍme brulť with sour points comming out well. However, the bottle is off, or oxidized, and lost some of its umphh...


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