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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: 2385   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Aroma of Balsamic vinegar. Pours a deep red/brown with a fizzy head. Wooooow.I did, but I didnt expect that. First drink, bad, second drink, dynamite. Heavy flavor of apple cider vinegar, Im liking it. Somewhat dry and tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
6ROW (416) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
red por with small off white head. sour sweet aroma, very sweet taste with small sour finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - MAY 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown. Aroma of wood, balsamic vinegar, and fruit. Flavor starts very sweet... caramel like. Very creamy and smooth. But too sweet to put it up at the top with my favorites.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4782) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2010
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Elfde Gebod) The beer poured dark ruby red and almost clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had berries, sourness and malts. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, berries, sourness, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour and malty. A bit too sweet for a sour ale. Aging would quite likely cut the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2011
Good head biege but very light in colour mild carbonation dark brown pour aroma vinegar very acidic apple vinous flavour apple acidic very smooth vinous grape sweetness a very morishing flavour balsamic comes through finish so smooth good sweetness and acidity great on the palate

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - APR 6, 2011
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 11 April 2011, bottle. rich amber colour, clear w/ no bubbles. nose switches b/w balsamic vinegar and really tart cherries. med body, mostly flat and very "sherry-esque." taste is like nose; competition b/w balsamic vinegar and tart cherries. i like this. vinegar is almost dominant but it is sweet enough to balance it. (original ratine - 8/10 3/5 7/10 3/5 16/20 = 3.7) 6 april 2011, bottle. red/mahogany colour, clear w/ steady bubbles. definitely a sour beer. sour with some sweet cherry and mild oak aromas. delish! med/ thin body and fairly fizzy. very interesting. has a sweet balsamic vinaigrette taste. there is a dry oak finish but the vinaigrette is the primary and dominant flavour, though without the biting acidness. really nice. not had too many sour beers like this. it is a bit sweet, not to tart, and more dominantly vinegary.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3236) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 6, 2011
A dark red beer with frothy head and rich vinous body with slight lactic finish. Very drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
Pours brown/reddish with thin white head. Nose is sweet sour fruit and bit of malt sugar. Taste is sour fruit, mainly apple. Possibly red berry and cherry, but not overpowering. Fairly well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Bottle 330ml Pours reddish brown, with big frothy offwhite, diminishing. Good lacing. Aroma is of funk, acid, yogurt, wood, sugar. Tastes sweet, acid, sour, fruits. Weird feelling in the mouth, almost like drinking blood. Somewhat metalic. Dry, oaky finish. The first sips surprised me, but I got used to the stuff. Not bad, but way too sweet imho (as a faro can be too sweet). Nice oak features.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BottleHound (154) - 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.


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