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


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RATINGS: 2637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (218) - - JUL 8, 2013
I’m not an expert in this beer genre but this is the first old brown beer I really enjoy. It has a very interesting balance of malts, rye, caramel, dark fruits and a wine like sour finish. Good balance of sweet and sour. Very refreshing beer with flavors that keep popping and changing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
felip989 (149) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 12, 2016
Deep amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is grapes, red fruits, floral notes, some wood. Taste is grapes, prunes, pears, very sour, with some chocolate, wood and caramel notes. Sweet and sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanCrusher (821) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle 0,25L. Have to pour this one very slow, stop many times, because of huge head and continue pouring after it settle down. Clear, dark amber, red color with huge, light brown, frothy head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar and so is the taste. Very sour/acetic, reminds me of some specific sort of red wine. Nice combination of balsamic vinegar and cherries. Light to medium body, soft carbonation and slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buukwurm (24) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Aroma reminiscent of wine cellar. Light mouth feel with fizzy carbonation. Abrupt aftertaste. Initial sweet and sour tastes, each equally assertive. Slight saltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (270) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Fles bij een vriend, uitgeschonken in bokaal glas. Donker roodbruin, mahoniekleurig bier, met een kleine stevige witte schuimkraag die kleeft aan het glas. Het aroma is zurig en houtig met tonen van balsamico azijn, eikenhout, appels, cider, rood fruit als kersen en rode bessen, vanille, rode wijn en aardse en leerachtige accenten. Het smaakpallet is typisch Vlaams Rood Bruin, complex met meerdere smaaklagen, zurig en zoet tegelijk, heel fruitig met tonen van appels, kersen, bessen en rode druiven. Vineus en aardachtig, gebalanceerd met zoete fruitige tonen. Prikkelende carbonatie en licht droge fruitige afdronk. Een lekker Vlaams Rood Bruin, wel voor de liefhebbers van zurige bieren. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (50) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
25cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Pours dark cherry red with a one finger light brown head. Aromas of balsamic vinegar, cherries, dates, oak. Taste: WOW! A continuation of the aromas, with notes of balsamic vinegar, cherries, oakiness pervades strong here, dark fruit, olives, dates. Medium body with a sweet acidic finish. Overall a very fine combination between the sour vinegar and the sweet cherry taste. Awesome sour flemish red which would be a good combination with Prosciutto and a Caprese salad or with a pasta dish...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2893) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2016
Look; fawnish to off white top, ultra dark ruby or rose-mahogany body, semifarrownarrow lacing. Aroma; sour fruits, citric peels, tobacco notes, polish remover, leaves. Taste; sour fruits, citric acid, mint, confectionery - finishes softly in the light malt shades with oaky dokey barrels. Palate; juicy. Overall; winey. [33cl btl, 6.2%abv, BB30.09.17#]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2741) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from the real ale store Newark. Deep Ruby colour with a tan head. Fruity cherry aroma taste is berry sharpe but also light sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danogo (4) - - FEB 4, 2016 does not count
Cerveza belga estilo Ale. Rojiza u olor afrutado. Espuma ligera y cierto toque en sabor a achampanado por si acidez final. Rica en sabor y no muy alta graduación. 6.2° . Recomendable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (249) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2016
Pours a brown-burgundy, can just see through it, tinges of red, nice beige head which settles and laces beautifully. The aroma is vinegary straight away, sour and funky, slightly off, but it settles into a lovely balsamic aroma, sour cherries. The taste is superb. It follows the aroma but adds much more. The oak barrels come through nicely, red grape, light tannins, spice. It’s marvellously refreshing, sharp small carbonation bubbles, equal parts sweet and acidic, lingering sour cherry. Goes really well with this pasta dinner, and could be sipped, could be a quencher on a warmer day. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
homestubemdc (2) - Madonna di campiglio, ITALY - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
Excellent beer... You love it or you hate it... I think that's a lambic made with spontaneous fermentation... Is like drinking the Finest balsamic vinegar from Modena, italy... This beer is a must to have at home... I would love to try it with a good dish of fresh salad...

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