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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: 2471   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10700) - 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, crême brulé with sour points comming out well. However, the bottle is off, or oxidized, and lost some of its umphh...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 On Tap: Dark ruby colour with medium lasting head. Fabulous mix of sweetness and sourness makes this a highly drinkable beer. Last long in the aftertaste and the mouth calls for more. Had it as a aperitif to a 4 course beer menu. Excellent

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10562) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10451) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours mahagony to nut brown with a small fizzy edgy tan head. Sour muscadine and grape berry aroma with malt character and oak notes. Sour berry and muscadine aged oak malt flavor with sweet caramel and brown sugar notes and light acidity. Medium bodied and fizzy palate that tingles the toungue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Pours red brown with an abscent head. Aroma is sweet sour with hints of malt and balsamico. Flavor is sweet sour and a bit watery in the middle before a mild sourness kicks in. Rather vinous but lacks character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear dark red-brown colour. No head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, some sourness and dark fruits. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sour, roasty and sweet with well ripe fruits, spices, wood (oak), red berries and some yeast. Sour bit dry finish. Nice one this Duchesse.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2007
Nice, red-brown color and a huge, golden head. The aroma is sour with notes of berries. The flavour is sour, at fist rather like vinegar, but then more mellow sweet/sour, mostly sweet. It has a lot of berry notes, rowan berries, black currant and a little prune. It’s an exciting beer, and I quite like this type, not every day, but once a while...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10089) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2001
dark ruby colour, nice head, fantastic complex aroma: fruity, flowers, vinegar and a hint of chocolate, very rich flavour, cherry, sweetness followed by a long sour finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10037) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2009 I was a wee infant when I rated this beer the first time. Now that I am a graduating to the world of sours I find that I do enjoy the Duchess very much. Reminds me so much of sweet tarts. Fruity, tart, sweet, woody. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a vibrant red colour with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is very tart, almost vinegar and tannic, with notes of tart cherry and funk. Sweeter than expected taste with slight funk and sourness Strong cherry and grape notes as well. Full bodied,


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