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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: 2290   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sockless (21) - - OCT 9, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Pours a dark reddish brown. Quite a sweet, malty aroma, with a hint of sourness, as well as green apple and oak. Tastes sweet and sour, quite fruity, has strong hints of green apple, with a bit of balsamic. A very complex character, there are a heap of different things going on regarding taste, and it’s hard to pin them all down. This is an amazing beer, every time I drink one it is almost a spiritual experience, trying to pin down all the different aspects of the beer, as compared the 2 dimensional malt-hop profile of most other beers, this is about 6 different dimensions, with all the different microbes making their own aroma and taste, as well as the malt and hops.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1925) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft at the Distillery. Pours dark brown with copper undertones. Tastes like sour cherries, plums, vinegar, and alcohol. Light body and low.carbonation. smells like apple cider.vinegar and white vinegar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2040) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Nice Flemmish sour beer. Taste of oak, old hops and sour fruits. I like it, but it’s more toned down than other beers of this style. Perhaps they did it to sell more of it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (75) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
First sour I have tried. Transparent, dark ruby-brown, plenty of bubbles. Smells exactly like red wine (leathery tannins, fermented grapes). Taste is slightly sweet, balsamic vinaigrette; sourness builds up as you keep sipping. Crisp, fizzy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1393) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish/brown with a decent light tan head. Aroma is sweet/sour fruit and a bit of funk. Taste is caramel malt, sour fruit and the odd funkiness that wild yeast brings to the table. Mustiness of old cloth is there as well, yet this remains a well balanced tasty brew. One of the better sours out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2045) - GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle brown, hazy, frothy, white foam, cereal, herbs, barnyard, basement aromas, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Howlader (696) - - JUL 6, 2014
Small format bottle served in a goblet glass. Great sour - tart and funky.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fluxing (264) - POLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Warka 2015-10-16. Kolor bordowy, dosc mocno zmetnione. Piana bardzo obfita, powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe i piekny lejsing. Niestety piwo bylo przegazowane, gushing i te sprawy. W zapachu spora slodycz, dzikosc, czerwone wino, lekka slodowosc i karmelowosc, suszone i kandyzowane owoce, lekki zmywacz do paznokci, lekki alkohol. W smaku pelne, oleiste, lekko slodkawe i karmelowe, kwasnosc na srednim poziomie, reszta smaku to powtorka z aromatu. Odczucie w ustach nieprzyjemne, zaklejajace i piekaco-drapiace w gardle, bardzo nieprzyjemne, pijalnosc spada prawie do zera. Wysycenie wysokie.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonnyConga (70) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Pours dark and cloudy but looking through into a light a lovely deep ruby red beer appears. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is amazing. Fruity, cherry and sour apple with a tart clean finish. Very refreshing and drinkable. Really like this beer. Surprised. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBHansen (76) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle @ Ørsteds ølbar: Pours dark red with low off-white head and low carbonation. Aroma contains cherries, berries, vinegar, wine and raisins. medium, body, medium sweetness and lightly sour, overall very refreshing

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (511) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Deep dark red clear color with foamy soda like head. Smells like balasamic vinegar. A vinegar bite casing surrounding a grainy center. leaves a light vinegar tart behind.


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