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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 2445   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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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, - OCT 14, 2013
Not bad looking, but absolutely not my favorite. Especially its aftertaste is disappointing. Cheers.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1110) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Very nice. Strong aroma of tart fruit and oak with a mustiness. Beautiful burgundy color with a thin head. Full and smooth mouthfeel. It coats the tongue. Upfront tart and sweet blend with some dryness at the finish. More oak and a little funk. Complex and blended well.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Werthergoethe (28) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 1, 2015
Пиво, напомин& скорее, шампанс& С характе& винной кислинк& и фруктов& нотками.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bg80 (30) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Near room temp. Rich brown red color, good carbonation, some white head and lacing. Great sweet and sour balsamic taste and palate, full bodied but light and crisp due to the good fizz. Maybe a bit too sweet. Very nice Flanders red.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
kolymaTram (17) - brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2015
overall not a super one, i’ll stick to the original which is copied by Verhaeghe, give me a Rodenbach any day. Weird to me how this gets so many points, if you ever drank the original you just wouldn’t go near this one

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (53) - - FEB 25, 2015
Looks rusty brown coming out of the bottle, but emerges in glass as a beautiful red with orange highlights. Thick mocha head retains a bit too well, suppressing aroma, but underneath it is balsamic vinegar and berries. On the palate, it’s a raspberry vinaigrette drizzled over cranberries, field greens and pickled fruit and vegetables. Fizzy, sour, smooth and very refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (113) - Tychy, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Piana bardzo obfita, ale dość szybko opada ładnie oblepiając szkło. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, rubinowa. Aromat w pierwszej chwili kojarzy się z szampanem z czerwonych owoców. Następnie wyczuwamy jakiś kwasek i delikatnie tą słynną, pochodzącą od belgijskich drożdży... "stajnię". Zapach kojarzący się z wioską, końmi. Smak to głównie kwasek, kojarzący się z octem winnym czy skwaśniałym czerwonym winem. Czuć czerwone owoce, głównie wiśnie i wyraźnie wioskę, stajnie czy końską derkę. Po przełknięciu na podniebieniu i języku pozostaje jednak słodkawy posmak. Pomiędzy tym wszystkim, gdzieś tam delikatnie wychodzi słodowa pełnia. Po ogrzaniu w aromacie pojawia się bardzo delikatna i ulotna słodka nuta wanilii - pochodząca prawdopodobnie od dębowych beczek. Piwo jest bardzo nisko wysycone, właściwie tylko delikatnie musujące.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RevBFG (63) - - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine -- #500 on my list. Pours reddish brown with a large, soapy head. Aroma and taste of balsamic vinegar. Others say sour apple, tart cherry, and cranberries, but I basically get balsamic vinegar. Not really for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OneHotPepper (77) - - FEB 23, 2015
Pours red brown with foamy head. Smells of tart cherry. Cranberry taste with very slight oak finish. Crisp! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdavid979 (2) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
Enjoyed from bottle. Thick fluffy head. Tart sour apples. Hint of cranberry tartness. Beautiful ruby red color. World class beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (107) - POLAND - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Barwa ciemno rubinowa z ladnie krazkujaca piana. Aromat winny owocowy. W smaku winne, owocowe, musujace, kwaskowe, delikatne. Przyjemnie sie pije ale jak dla mnie to idzie w strone wina musujacego.


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