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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: 2334   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Dark amber color... little to no head out of the bottle... looks like a flat coke. Clear sour cherry taste.....very sweat as well...nice smooth mouth feel... at first I thought it was a little too sweet but by the end, Iíve warmed up to it

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Oh, why did I try this? Was too tart and sour for me, but, It IS a flemish sour, right. Jim, you may have crept into my subconcious. This grew on me, like mss and mold.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
11.2 oz bottle, best before 17-03-06. Pours clear red-brown (Coke?) with decent head. Aroma is unlike anything Iíve ever had! Itís sweet but thereís something else. Taste was no different. It was so sweet that even my wife almost liked it (she hates any kind of beer!) with a pronounced tart edge. Definitely an intriguing beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours as a thick, reddish brown with white head and good carbonation. Aromas of sour, acidic cider with cherry and rasberry notes. Taste bursts of fresh grape juice and red wine vinegar with nice oak notes. I found the overall body to be very light and unassuming with less of an acidic kick than I was expecting. Nicely subtle and the dry finish makes for a good starter beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pours a dark red with an off white head. Aromas of vinegar, grapes, and other fruits. Flavors of grapes, cider, spices and berries. Finish is thin and dry but very refreshing. Good summer ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Guest tap at Town Hall in Minneapolis. A breat blend of brett sour and grain sweet. Low hops, as one would expect. Well done. So unusual to find something like this on tap, especially in Minnesota. A little bit sweet to drink too much of it, but a 4-6oz. pour is perfect. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2007
bottle. Red-brown color...minimal head at best. Moderate sourish nose...hints of vinegar. Sweeter tasting than the aroma hints....thin, vinous mouthfeel. The malt is in there somewhere...not the best of the style but far from the worst. Worth a try, but donít expect too much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2008
11.2oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head and deep ruby red color. Aroma is dark fermented fruit-raisin, cherry, medium malt. Taste is dark fermented fruit-raisin, cherry, secondary medium/dark malt, syrupy, some spicy (hops). Kind of a spice lambic. Good effervescence.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Tap ay maduro. pours brown with red around the edges, thin off white head. Aroma is sour cherries with a red vinager backing. Flavor is string sour cherries but turns too sweet without as much sour as I was expecting from the aroma. Some raisin, fig, and plum round it out a bit Finished slightly sour with a cloying sweetness lying behind.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2008
Brown-red colour, foamy white head. Aroma is of cherries and caramel malts. Flavour is sour cherry and apple.


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