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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: 2228   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.


2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2004
Black beer with little head retention. The aroma is sweet/sour and kriek like, and the flavour is thick and syrupy with a sweet/sour and kriek feel. Overall a very disappointing beer.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2008
I thought it smelled like nail polish remover initially and K said all she could smell was barbecued shrimp. Interesting sour ale with a lot of complexity going on, but I couldnít get over the smell. The more I drank, the more a cherry syrup flavor started coming to the forefront. Definitely had better sours. Poured a gorgeous amber color, however.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cirrhosis (1174) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
First time ever reviewing a Flemish sour so Iím not to sure how there suppose to taste but here we go. Pours very dark clear reddish brown, massive fizzy head that had moderate retention. Weak aroma, I think I can smell some malts and Iím picking up some kind of weak sweet fruit aroma. What the hell is this taste!!!! Insanely sweet way sweeter then I ever imagined it would be, I was expecting a sour beverage but I got this. Maybe possibly sour caramel flavor but what the hell is that?!?!?!?!? Not bad tasting but I just canít handle the intense sweetness of this brew, would never be able to drink more then one in a night. I shall rereview

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2011
Only thing good about this beer is the great dark brown color with the deep red glare. Smell sour and a little chemical, taste is just not good. Low to medium carbo.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewIPA (80) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Interesting red ale, sweet and sour with hints of cherries. A bit more sour than I prefer but interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jeroenhensen (159) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
Rode donker bruine kleur. Zeer sterke zoete geur. De smaak is kruidig, maar veel te zuur.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rnunes75 (112) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2014
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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Tap at the Muddy Pig. Murky oak brown appearance. Aroma of green apple and vinegar. A powerful citrus punch up front. A smoky, sharp taste of stone ground mustard dominates the body, with a note of green apple long since browned. Aftertaste first of orange, then a kind of molded carpet oddity coats the mouth. Palate is too smooth for the style, also exhibiting an unbearable sweetness. Mostly a failure, to the point that something must be wrong.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
Rating #42from the european beer festival 2008. Clear brown loo. Aroma of cooked vegetables and a strong eartheren sourness. Old metal and again vegetables in the flavor with an ok tart finish. I usually like sour ales, but i have to agree with my mom on this one....

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2009
ruby red pour with a large head with a red tint...Im not sure whatís up with this beer, but I cant get past the vinegar, acetone nose, flavor is sweet and tart with cherries in the finish


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