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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: 2776   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Aroma is ultra sweet malts, sour apple and cherry. Taste is sweet sour cherry, some caramel, vinegar, and a less that desirable aftertaste that takes away from an otherwise very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevman7 (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
This was my first sour ale and I found it exceptionally different for anything I have had before. I was a little shocked by the taste at first but either because it was warming up or because it is an aquired taste, I began to enjoy it thouroughly. The aroma is very strong and smelled of vinegar. There was little to no head and it was a dark brown that glistened red in the light. The taste was almost like a bitter sour wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Dark reddish colour with a creamy medium-sized beige head. Aroma is tart, woody and fruity with notes of sweet cherries. Flavour is sweet and sour with some caramel, apples and cherries. Medium-bodied and quite sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
nice malt backing to this cherry flavored ale that finishes sour with a mellow alcohol like finish. bit of wood and even less so of charcoal. milky and yeasty with some candy caramel apple.... i might even discern the nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Color was reddish brown, but aroma and taste were less sour than I expected. Modest head. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2010
Light, light sourness, wood, apple, tiny bit of cardboard, easy to drink. I’ve had this lots of times, never difficult to finish off a 75cl bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep dark purple/black color. Head slowly fades away. Smells of cherries, chocolate and grapes. Taste is very sweet with not as much sourness as I expected. Almost like a lambic, but still good for the price regardless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17534) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Clear red brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, a little acetone and sour fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and light sour. Dry and light sour finish. I felt a rerate was in order since I had given a 2.8 originally. 050414

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
750 mL bottle. Pours an amazing ruby red with thin beige head. What a color! Granny smith apples in the nose. More lemony zest as it warms. The taste is a complex sweet/sour. Lemon and sour cherry balanced with sweet malt. Light mouthfeel and a sweeter finish. This is one acidic beer - it was making my fillings ache! Very well crafted.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10201) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 Re-rate: Bottle @ Home.Courtesy of Saxo, Thanks! BB18012014 Pours very dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of light sourness, tart fruit, cherries, wood, balsamico, light vinegar, slight oxidation, maybe a bit of mold, but not in a bad way. Flavor is malt, lightly sour, sour cherries, wood, little vinegar, light spice. Medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet sour finish. 220415 Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of tart fruit, like sour cherries and malt. Taste is very sweet with cherries and sugar. Thin body. Not a beer to my liking, way to sweet. 6-2-5-3-11. 190111


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