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


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RATINGS: 2785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TtV (407) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle 25cl. Red, almost brown with almost no top. Sour, fruity aroma. Taste has lots of fruits. Sweetness and sourness take turns. Good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (2388) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours a rather dark brown color, hazy, topped with lots of beige colored head. Lot’s of carbonation. Aroma is fruity with some cidery and soury notes. Taste starts with sweet fruity feel - some berries, cherry perhaps and some others. Followed by relatively mild soury taste (cider and new wine quality) - actually one of my first sours, so it was a bit of a surprise, but definitely in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
George2Tall (36) - - MAR 28, 2015
Is the devil's brew? Pours a dark brown. The initial taste is of vinegar, but with an aroma of old wine. The flavor morphs into tart cherry, no, black cherry. What bizarre chemistry is going on here? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (439) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
25 cl bottle, bb 12.06.2016. Ruby coloured, hazy, with beige head that stands for a long time and nice lacing. Fizzy carbonation caused gushing. Aroma is acidic, fruity, somewhat winy. Very sweet, with winy and woody notes. Interesting, but definitely too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2016 A brown/reddish beer with almost no head, leaving little lacing. Aroma of sour apples, cherries, prunes, balsamic vinegar, acetone. Medium to high sweetness and sourness. Average carbonation, medium body, slick to oily mouthfeel. Good but it would benefit from losing a bit of sweetness in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (368) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Aroma is sour cherry, toffee, berries, balsamic vinegar. Appearance is redish brown crystal clear with small head. Taste is light sour cherry with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Berries, balsamic vinegar, woody. Palate is medium light. A crisp beer but with a slickness that lingers. Carbonated well, champagne like. Overall a very nice beer. Unique in flavor, sweetness blends well with sourness. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dexcansino (575) - Andalucía, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2015
Cerveza de color rojizo, olor a aceitunado, sabor ácido, fondo especiado y notas dulces tipo azucar moreno. Gran cerveza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Piwotok (60) - - SEP 21, 2015
This beer tastes like a polish cheap wine, which was once of my favoritve alcohol beverages in high school. I higly recommend this beer everybody who didn’t drink a sour beer before.-------& na Piwo Tok (bloger) na Facebooku (https://www.facebook.com/Piwo-Tok-85716569101 Piwo Tok na Youtube oraz piwotok.blogspot.com

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7373) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark orange-brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of cherry, balsamic vinegar, cask wood, brown sugar, cooked beef. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Rather sweet for the style, so better when cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2002
My reactions echo those made by others: a challenging beer, even for someone with some experience. Unique flavor, very sweet, with some unpleasant (I agree, almost metallic) tastes found in the finish. Good experience; won’t go back however.

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