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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2318   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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Pours a dark amber ith a think beige head and thin lacing. Aroma and flavor are full of vinegar and sour fruit. Perhaps I just don't care for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Hmmmmm. Dark ruby with a thin white big bubbly head that is quickly discipating. Th nose is very red wineish with grape skin and vinegar. The taste is sour and acidic and bitter lots of vinegar. The body is tingly and sparkeling. I understand where they are going here buyt I just dont like it and on top of that it is NOT very easily drinkable=major deductions from me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (3716) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle, at beer festival. Brown with off-white head. Fruity aroma and flavor. Sweet and acidic.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a small tan head. Aroma is very sour with some sweetness added. Flavour is also sour with some green apple and citrus but it’s the sugary malt sweetness of it that I didn’t particularly care for -- it just wasn’t my thing. I also found the palate quite harsh and I didn’t like the aftertaste. This one’s not for me.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2005
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Nov 06). This had some really nice flavours and aromas going on - oak, soft fruit, vinous a hint of malt with a small level of tartness. I just couldnt get past the sweet finish which combined with high carbonation and tartness had an almost artificial sherbert feel. I wanted to like this but couldnt.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (5855) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of tart fruit, like sour cherries and malt. Taste is very sweet with cherries and sugar. Thin body. Not a beer to my liking, way to sweet. 190111

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3114) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap. Aroma is a bit sour and tart with some vinegar. Taste is fruity and somewhat sour. There are also some grape notes that balance everything out to make it a little less sweet. Lite sour syrupy mouthfeel. Nothing that makes me want to drink again. I am going to sample more of this style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esp0r (1969) - NORWAY - APR 29, 2011
Bottle. Brown with a red hue, thin offwhite head. Smells of vinegar and fruits. Taste is sour with some berry taste, also some sweetness. Maybe some raspberry and rabarbra. This beer is sour for sure

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2011
0.75 l - Yeasty nose, red color, fluffy head. Palate was a sweet raisin, really one dimensional even when warmed. Underwhelmed, especially for the money.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joealpizar (23) - - DEC 24, 2012
Iv had sours before and liked them a lot but this one has a strange after taste to it. I dont enjoy this sour. Metallic comes to mind when tasting it. Has great red color darker then the other sours iv had. Smells great.


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