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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: 2228   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewish9882 (24) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
A solid cheaper version of a sour brew. Tonight I tried 3 of them (including the $35 The Bruery). Now I’m done with these sour brews.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (99) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Mahogany color, white head. Huge berry nose. Sweet and sour in roughly equal portions, sweet more dominant in the beginning with sour taking the finish. Super long finish, very effervescent, highly acidic, medium body. Really nice. Maybe a little too sweet overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mircoas (17) - ITALY - APR 15, 2014
non male ma non lo stile di birra che mi fa felice. Not my style of beer but good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rnunes75 (88) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xlts (7) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 12, 2014 does not count
great brown-reddish body, clear. creamy foam. aroma is sour, somewhat reminiscent of fizzy drinks. taste is evidently sour, yet with obvious hints of malt sweetness. very good, refreshing, almost champagne-like.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3075) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Pours cola brown with a moderate tan head. Vinous, dark, sour fruit aroma. Sweet, heavy, berry/wine taste with a sharp tartness. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkam (46) - POLAND - APR 10, 2014
On draught at Ministerstwo Browaru Pub, Poznań. Pours in dark ruby color, medium, white head. In aroma berries, wine notes and also wooden and sour notes. In taste red fruits notes, wooden and vanilla notes. Ends is sourish. Medium carbonation, little bitterness. Very good beer that tastes like not a beer. Something everyone has to taste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maxbier (75) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2014
From bottle, thanks Dan for sharing. Dark murky brown color with tan head. Fruity aroma. Sweet fruity flavors with sour fruits. The sour flavors are balanced by the sweetness. The palate is very "wine" like, reminds me a little of a port wine. Dry finish, paired very well with stinky French cheese.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (437) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2014
Clairement une bière d’exception, que j’ai dégustée dans de nombreuses conditions, et qui apporte toujours d’autres nuances. Elle nous apprend la dégustation en nous encourageant à tester des conditions différentes et à ouvrir nos horizons sur des saveurs particulières. Nous savons tous que le procédé de fabrication inclut le mûrissement en foudres de chêne, mais on ne s’imagine pas toujours à quel point ceci peut nous apporter de nuances fines et très diverses. Couleur brun foncé, roux en transparence, selon un schéma convenu pour le genre. Clarté nette. Bulles bien formées. Mousse beige caramel bien crémeuse, à la fine texture. Arômes de bois de fût, réglisse, cerises noires, bois de santal. 1ère bouche très douce à cause du froment présent dans la recette, à la balance extraordinaire (au sens propre) sur des fruits mûrs, épices fines et tanins. Arrière-bouche très liée sur le bois de chêne et de santal. 2ème typée Rodenbach fortement, mais avec du bois et des myrtilles. Arrière-bouche de vin aux tanins supérieurs. 3ème sur le bois de chêne, vin de premier cru, cassis, chêne. Arrière-bouche au grand équilibre typée bois/malt, et très suave. La longueur développe et complexifie. L’alcool, bien que seulement à 6,2 % abv, contribue aux saveurs sur un tempo modéré mais parfaitement efficace. La finale relève du grand art. CONCLUSION : une bière qui est presque un genre à elle seule, comme l’Orval peut l’être. Nous sommes sous le charme d’un pareil breuvage. Le brasseur nous parle du « flemish art of brewing », et il a bien raison, parce que cette bière est vraiment artisanale dans le sens propre du terme, et constitue un fleuron de l’art flamand de la bière. On sait qu’il y a dans cette région bien d’autres trésors à découvrir dans le brassage, mais celui-ci est vraiment exceptionnel. Nous pouvons nous estimer heureux que ce capital soit arrivé jusqu’à nous, parce qu’il aurait tout aussi bien pu être considéré comme obsolète et dépassé. Point n’en ont voulu les flamands, et nous devons leur en être éternellement reconaissants.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (194) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Pours translucent reddish brown, small amount of particulate matter. Small, lacy head. Aroma is sour cherries. The oak from the casks comes through in the flavor a bit. Well-balanced, though maybe a bit sweeter than I’d prefer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarauckelman (131) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Very dark reddish amber; not much head with bubbles of various sizes. Lots of sour cherries on the nose. Taste of sour fruits (cherries, cranberries, currants) with just the right amount of puckering in the mouth, and a hint of oak on the end. Just gorgeous.


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