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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: 2312   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BottleHound (153) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear brown/red with off-white head. Aroma has winegar and red berries. Flavor is sweet with red cherries and currants. Almost feel like a red dessert wine. Nice, but certainly not very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CameronMoore (2) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Unusual taste of cherry, currents and grape juice. The kind of taste that makes you take another sip, though. Leaves the mouth feeling slightly dry between drinks. Overall, quite a nice drink. Quite different.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle from Barley Wine. Pours red with nearly no head at all. Smells vinegary in a postive way, red wine as well. The taste is a bit staggering with light red wine, sour apple and red currant and some small sweet tones. Some woody notes. Finishes off nice - dry and sour.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbro (1) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
Great for hot days, this sour is well balanced, but not something you'll want much of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle @ home.... It pours clear dark ruby brown with a small beige head.....The aroma is sour and fruity... The flavor is also sour like balsamic and cherries.....

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (781) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle poured a clear red hue, fully diminishing beige head. Faint musky aroma. Initial taste is light sweet with a sour finish. Flavors of cherry, yeast, and wood resin. Creamy mouth feel and soft carbonation. Medium bodied. A pleasant balance of sweet and sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2013
On tap at The J Clyde. Pours a deep reddish tint, small head. Aroma is sour and sweet. Taste is same. Decent sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (682) - USA - FEB 21, 2013
Weak Flanders vinous cherry aroma. Pretty faint. Reddish brown small off white head. Tart and woody with an apple cider vinegar flavor with some sweetness. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 6, 2013
Sour taste, very sweet. No oak flavor despite being oak aged. Aroma smells mostly sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1554) - FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Red-ish brown with a small amount of brown-ish head. Aroma is sour with berries and dark fruits. One could describe the aroma as vinous too. Flavour is sour, fruity, vinegary and vinous.


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