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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: 2757   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.


AwaKe's rating

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AwaKe (228) - Laval, - OCT 19, 2013
Bouteille achetée à la SAQ. Bière de couleur acajou avec un léger collet blanc. Dégage de multiples arômes, cerisier (à la fois les cerises et le bois), vinaigre balsamique, rhum, sucre. En bouche l’acidité est frappante, un goûte le balsamique et les cerises... légèrement boisée. Laisse un arrière-goût très sucrée! Son seul défaut à mon avis est qu’elle manque un tout petit peu de corps... trop sirupeuse à mon coup, je l’aurais aimé plus lourde. Sinon, c’est vraiment un type de bière que j’apprécie, on en a pas encore d’aussi bonnes au Québec :)


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rotin (860) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle 0.25l. Almost clear, nice red color. AROMA- sour cherries and alcohol, cherries in liquer, cherries in chocolate, red wine. FLAVOR- sweet and sour, fermented, sour cherries, red wine. Medium to fuller bodied.
Just delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ascelja (856) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2016
#858
Bottle 0.25l. Hazy deep red to brown body, without head. Amazing aroma of red wine, wood barrel, vinious tones, grapes, wine must, spices. Taste is very rich, moderate to high sweetness, pleasantly sour. Again wine, barrel, grape must, sugar-cane, licorice, spices, something medical (but not disturbing). Full body, medium carbonation.
Yeah, it’s my style, I like it so much!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daigoon (107) - - AUG 23, 2016
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with red tint. beige head with lacing. Sour and sweet taste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
williamherbert (1487) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Lovely brown-red color; dark prune juice. Aroma is dark grapes, musty basement funk, Flavor is an incredible combination of prunes, dark sugars, sour Brett funk, seeded strawberries, plums, sugared raisins, Feels slick and chewy, with a slight burn on the way down. Hides the alcohol well, but not completely. It’s just one of the most enjoyable beers I’ve had, consistently.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
castor010 (157) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Aromat - bardzo winny, ale również delikatnie czekoladowy, kwaśny, cherry; złożony. Piana - średnia, ale drobna, jasnobeżowa, z lekka oblepia szkło. Klarowne, rubinowo brunatne. Słodko kwaśne. Wyraźne czerwone owoce, lekka czekolada, Lekko nagazowane

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyldeturkey101 (71) - - AUG 11, 2016
the aroma is a great powerful hit of vinegar, there is more there but i find it hard to recognize anything other than the vinegar. flavor is much the same but it transcends to a salty savory after the sweet vinegar has dissipated. it poured int a clear dark body with a creamy white head.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (273) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear red brown with beige head. Aroma has caramel, wood, nutty notes and some sweet sourness. Taste is sweet and lightly sourness with complex winey character, with walnuts, dried fruit, wood and malt. A classic!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaromir74 (1) - - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
Refreshing, fruitful, aroma is slightly hoppy, color dark almost like stout, very fine sparkling almost like champagne.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (2352) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2016 Botella 25 cl. Colección (r2749) tomada en junio 2008. Fcpref 13..12..2009. Original en su momento para repetir cuanto antes. Buena.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1368) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2016
Pours a very dark reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is strong dark fruits. Taste is nice and dry.


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