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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: 2448   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3524) - 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 (2029) - 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 (2152) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CameronMoore (2) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Unusual taste of cherry, currents and grape juice. The kind of taste that makes you take another sip, though. Leaves the mouth feeling slightly dry between drinks. Overall, quite a nice drink. Quite different.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (518) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle from Barley Wine. Pours red with nearly no head at all. Smells vinegary in a postive way, red wine as well. The taste is a bit staggering with light red wine, sour apple and red currant and some small sweet tones. Some woody notes. Finishes off nice - dry and sour.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbro (1) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
Great for hot days, this sour is well balanced, but not something you'll want much of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle @ home.... It pours clear dark ruby brown with a small beige head.....The aroma is sour and fruity... The flavor is also sour like balsamic and cherries.....

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (945) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle poured a clear red hue, fully diminishing beige head. Faint musky aroma. Initial taste is light sweet with a sour finish. Flavors of cherry, yeast, and wood resin. Creamy mouth feel and soft carbonation. Medium bodied. A pleasant balance of sweet and sour.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2462) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Asahiya. Sour apples, vinegar nose. Dark brown with ruby highlights. A quick bit of fruity sweetness, and then the sour bite digs in; mid palate has more sourness moderated by some candy and cough drops; in final there is considerable astringency and traces of fruitiness remain. Thin-medium body. Very pleasant, with moderate sourness.


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