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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McZythos (35) - Nancy, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2013
Frothy off-white head, smells like cider mixed with cherries. High carbonated, very acid and not too sugary. Lovely cherry taste overall and hints of some sort of vinegar. Impressive...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majek (384) - Ząbki, POLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Clear dark red with small head, but it’s very nice lacing. Aroma is sour and vinegar, some fruity notes. Taste is intensive sourness, too strong for me. Afterwards, some fruity notes. IMO it is not the best flemish ale, I’d prefer Rodenbach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2013
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish brown with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is vinous with sour fruit and wood. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a tart and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle at Ölrepubliken. Dark brown color with huge beige head. Vinous, tart fruity aroma. Taste start sweet fruity with caramel, followed by a note of grapes. Very light tart finish. well rounded beer, but not what wanted at that particular time. Will definietly re-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2612) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle at La Casa De La Cerveza, Madrid, October 2013. Murky coke colour with films. Aroma begins sweet then becomes pungently fruity-mango-yogurt-like. Tastes sweet at first, then lactic. Full-bodied, yogurty finish and rather smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 330ml bottle. Pours nutty brown with off-white creamy beige head. Sharp branston pickle and caramel aroma. Spicy sharpness and sweet acidity in the taste, highly carbonated with a lambic tartness and pickled onion on the finish. Starting to grow on me this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2001
UPDATED: APR 15, 2006 Dark ruby-brown. Big and fruity, vinous nose. Extremely sweet with big cherry and apple candy notes. A little too syrupy on the palate. Some sourness tries to tame the sweetness, but there’s not nearly enough of it. Only a slight yeastiness contributes to the flavor profile. Only a hint of alcohol is noticeable. Bit of metallic and band-aid flavors. Very, very mild hop flavors. Overall, not complex enough and much too sweet for my buds. Finish is bland and uneventful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5346) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 This poured a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. The first thing that hits me is the SOUR nose. It's almost vinegar in aroma. The taste is also very tart but there is a sweetness hidden in there. It seems to make itself more present during the finish. Defnite fruit the taste sour apple mixed with plums, maybe. Hard to describe really. It evens out as you drink it. I didn't notice the sour as much after getting halfway through the bottle. It seems to sweeten up a little and reveal a little more than just tartness. It's been said already, but this is definitely something different!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 Brown/red in color with a sour, vinegary aroma. Fruity and sour. Very unusual, but not unpleasant. Short, flat, quick-to-dissipate brownish head. The first sip was the toughest, as my tongue and brain take in the shock of such a strange flavored beer. After several more sips, the taste became more understandable, and more flavors became apparent....cherries, tiny bits of chocolate malt. Enjoyable, if unusual. To quote MIchael Jackson "Some drinkers could never learn to enjoy....sour specialties....any more than they could acquire a taste for a smelly cheese...in [that] case, the loss would be theirs."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2004
Nice looking red-brown beer. Taste far too sweet/fruity(cherry) to my opinion. From dubbel moving towards kriek.

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