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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: 2286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Purchased at the SAQ in Laval, I do not remember, in January 2010, 330 ml bottle. Aroma of fruity sweet vinegar, a little malty. Taste a bit of tart fruits and dry, with an aftertaste of caramel. It’s pretty good, nothing really special!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2006
Bottle from Bier Tempel in Bruxelles. Ruby red colour. Robust sourish aroma. Well balanced and good sour body. Sweetness all through and in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (5177) - ITALY - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 bottiglia da 25 buon profumo poco agro tendente al dolce molto beverina finale molto breve alla spina meno dolce

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
ruby brown with a medium carmel head. sour cherry, toffee aroma. thick and slick body with soft carbonation. sweet carmel with some oak and sour cherries, but the sweetness is a little overpowering. i like this style but found this one too sweet

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Ruby red cranberry pour with cllingy lacing. This beer looks like sparkling cider. Sour fruit aroma. Dried sour fruit flavor, yeasty. Dry mouthfeel, velvety. This beer might appeal to a lot of people, but it’s not really my taste. Seems closer to cider than beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bottled. Pours black or dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is a stale sour cherry. Not overly strong in the sourness with the cherry only being slightly detectable. Flavor is very sweet and I definately taste cherry. The sourness comes in towards the end and isn’t that much. Almost cloying it is so sweet. The fruit comes through at the finish with the sourness being an after thought. Super smooth body, but just too much sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2008
25 cl bottle at home: crisp dark cherry brown with a decent creamy tall tan head. Immediate notes of cherry syrup. Some dark crystal malt notes under the syrup. A tree-bark character floating around. Not quite wood. A faint lactic twang. The syrup is turning sickeningly sweet and artificial. In the mouth you are first hit with that syrup again. Definitely not a natural tasting sweetness. Cherry and a bit of muddled malt character come up under the sugar just before a decent lactic character rolls in. This however turns bad when the sweetness rolls back in. "Old coin" metallic character at end with some cold tea. A bit thick on the tongue. Perhaps a bit high on the CO2 as well. It drives something astringent into the back of your nose. I remember this as being much better last time I had in several years back. Hmm... has it changed or have I wised up?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2008
(bottle Exp Date 12/09): Pours a brown-reddish body. Tannish head, small, lastingish. Sour dark fruit aroma, acoholy. Fruity sweet taste. Very fizzy. Not as sour as it smells. Loght fruity, appley. A little flat. Light taste. Might be better w/food.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
bottle at superbowl party/tasting. poured a dark amber/ruby with a beige head. aroma of cherries and smoke. flavor was some tart cherries. thin body that disappears with some dryness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown and bubbly pour with an off white head. Barnyard and funky aroma. Almost sour cherries in the nose. Taste is sour and vinegar. Reason I didn’t rate it higher is because it had little to no complexity. So while I did enjoy it, it was lacking..


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