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


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RATINGS: 2470   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (411) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. Wine, vinegar, raspberries, cranberries, pomegranate. Nice sweet/sour balance. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
g_georgiou (325) - CYPRUS - SEP 17, 2014
Murky red brown body, beige head. Aroma is fruity, sour. Taste is really sour, red wine like. Woody sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (1119) - SPAIN - SEP 28, 2014
Botella de 25 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron oscuro. Sabor agrio, a cerezas amargas, afrutado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Humlehode (149) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Pours dark brown, large brown head. Highly carbonated. Dry. Aroma of vinegar, redcurrants. Quite sour, but well balanced and flavorful. Nice aftertaste. Low bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 22, 2014
I used to be a big fan of this beer....until I had a true Belgian Lambic-Geueze. Its not a bad beer, its just the sweetness at the end, gives me this vomit-y taste. Refreshing and sharp. Still I prefer only its sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (598) - Osijek, CROATIA - FEB 14, 2015
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is fruits and oak. Taste is sour with distinctive barrel notes. Lively to fizzy carbonation. Overall its complex and intetesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
19.2.2015. Foams a loott. Dark brown. Sour aroma with wine, vinegar. Taste is bittersweet, vinegar, darkfruits, also quite sweet despite tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2003 Re rate: The beer is better tonight. It has a nice winey, oaky, blackcurrantish aroma. A bit tart but still sweet. The metallic taste is gone. Hurray! Reddish brown. Big cherry nose, a bit spicy. Cherry, a bit sour and then a metallic taste. this could be a good beer if it wasn't for its finish. I'll have to try it later on to see if this one was from a bad batch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2002
Nose is very sweet, vinuous. I thought it was just too sweet and lacked a complexity I enjoyed in the Rodenbach Grand Cru.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 appeared bloody with moldy scabs..vinegar acid rain and cherry sweat aromas..overripe cherries gangbanged by mysterious chocolate...tart sour lambic-like finishUnique...I Really liked this one Re-Rate 1/18/03: the aroma showed a lot more vinegar than last time..there was a tad metallicness in the taste, and there was much too much vinegar noticed in the flavor too..i couldn't have missed this much vinegar the first time..i think that there's some inconsistency with this beer Re-Rate Draught: The vinegar, the god damned vinegar. other than that, nice tart grape flavor with some mild sweetness, mildew, and a vinous finish and aftertaste.

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