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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: 2633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maddmatt639 (330) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Smells sour and a little putrid. Tastes like sour apples in a brown ale. I do not like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (49) - 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...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2886) - 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#]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2724) - 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.

4.4
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (246) - 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.

4.2
   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...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (693) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2016
Drank with Dave after the De Staat concert 22-01. Very interesting beer. A bit sour, very rich taste explosion, oak-sweetness. Very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfontana (375) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market, Haverhill, MA. Aroma is sour overly ripe fruit, vinegar, red wine. Appearance is dark, clear, mahogany with nice sparkle, negligible off-white ring of head with trace lacing. Taste is mix of sour and sweet cherry, mild oak. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation. Finish is dry with lingering sour fruit. Overall, sour is not my thing so part of me was reviled while drinking this. However, just when I thought it would send me over the edge a bit of sweet balance brought me back. Won’t be having it again but for those who like dipping their toe into cherry sourland, this might not be a bad way to go.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ochniczek (214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2016
tap at taphouse (copenhagen). very dark red colour, average lacing. smell of sour cherries and sweet accents. the taste is a great balance of sweetness and acidity. sweet and bitter finish. Crisp, light and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparf (193) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2016
Äppelsyrlig doft med inslag av balsamvinäger, aceton, körsbär. Mörkt rödbrun färg och ett snabbt försvinnande skum. Sötsyrlig, fint avrundad smak men aning för stor sötma. Här finns äpplen och körsbär som vilar på en vinös ekfatston. Halvfyllig kropp och en silkig textur. Kort eftersmak.


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