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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 2392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


polaxis' rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
polaxis (73) - - SEP 4, 2013
750 ml bottle. Champagne-like fizz. Deep, dark ruby colour. About 3mm of creamy foam. It starts with an interesting sour tasting with hints of vinegar, green apples and woodiness but ends in a still sweet kind of way. Comparison with wine are completely understandable. From all sour beers I have tasted this would be the one I would recommend first.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (403) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
From bottle. Immediately upon opening the cap, before it was even off the bottle, the foam started to fizz out. Very very carbonated. Hazy copper pour with a huge yellowish head. Aroma and taste of sour yeasts. Very sweet. Like candy and ripe fruits.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikaLukanainen (38) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Pours ruby colour with almost no head. Aroma of red wine vinegar, wild notes and cherry. Taste is pleasantly sour, wild, fruity with some delicate caramel notes in the background. Solid carbonation puts the beer next to champagne or a bottle of good red wine. Simply amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
750cc bottle from Aeon. Poured a deep handsome red-brown into wine glass, where it gave off inviting aromas of caramel, vinegar and dark fruit. Quite sour, but some nice sweetness. Juicy body, not overboozy. Soy sauce, candy cane, dates. Went down a treat with Christmas dinner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (116) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2014
shared by bartlebier 10/14, revisited with Konfuzzi, as a long tasting’s precautionary antidote to everything consumed so far - or so it seems, with that soothing aromas of warm, oaky acidity with some honey edges and that benevolent mild, deep, warm tartness throughout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (151) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
11.2 FL OZ ($5.49) this was not my cup of tea however my girlfriend liked this, she said is was nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (198) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2014
tasting at plonk. sour smell, taste is sour balsamic lively carbonation. Very tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielecamo (527) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
In bottiglia. aroma di frutta secca, mandorle, poi frutta rossa sotto spirito, acetico. Al palato corpo medio e carbonazione non eccessiva. Inizia molto dolce, aspra poi segue l’acidità spiccata, frutti rossi e poi nel finale qualche puzza di zolfo che scaldandosi lascia spazio a del solvente. Bottiglia sicuramente non fortunata che si fa fatica a bere.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamestulloch (1583) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear ruby body with with a massive off-white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of soy sauce, salt and permanent marker. Flavour of balsamic vinegar with a very dry finish. Medium body with a spritzy mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Sour and salty - horrible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (352) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
Dark copper red color, hazy with a thin off-white head. Aromas or malts, vinegar, funky. Taste is sour with vinegar and rotten fruits, with some candi sugar added. Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (940) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
The hell? I’ve not rated this? Reddish brown. Aroma is a vinegar, red wine, fruity aroma. Tart, but not particularly sour, red fruits. Good stuff


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