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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: 2755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle pours dark red/brown and very stinky beer. I am not into this style at all. The wife loves it. Rating is mine.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2010
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Elfde Gebod) The beer poured dark ruby red and almost clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had berries, sourness and malts. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, berries, sourness, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour and malty. A bit too sweet for a sour ale. Aging would quite likely cut the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2011
Good head biege but very light in colour mild carbonation dark brown pour aroma vinegar very acidic apple vinous flavour apple acidic very smooth vinous grape sweetness a very morishing flavour balsamic comes through finish so smooth good sweetness and acidity great on the palate

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4105) - California, USA - APR 6, 2011
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 11 April 2011, bottle. rich amber colour, clear w/ no bubbles. nose switches b/w balsamic vinegar and really tart cherries. med body, mostly flat and very "sherry-esque." taste is like nose; competition b/w balsamic vinegar and tart cherries. i like this. vinegar is almost dominant but it is sweet enough to balance it. (original ratine - 8/10 3/5 7/10 3/5 16/20 = 3.7) 6 april 2011, bottle. red/mahogany colour, clear w/ steady bubbles. definitely a sour beer. sour with some sweet cherry and mild oak aromas. delish! med/ thin body and fairly fizzy. very interesting. has a sweet balsamic vinaigrette taste. there is a dry oak finish but the vinaigrette is the primary and dominant flavour, though without the biting acidness. really nice. not had too many sour beers like this. it is a bit sweet, not to tart, and more dominantly vinegary.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Cherry, vinegar, sour flavor. Acidic. Abrasive. White vinegar is overwhelming. Not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - 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 (2379) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 19, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2016 bottle from cervezalandia. Brown red color. Medium carbonation. Medium sourness. Thin head. Grape fruit, wood, vinager aroma. In 2011 I said: Interesting but not my style. Now I say: pretty good!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2012
6.2 oz taster. Aroma is sweet pungent cherries. Color is dark brown with thick white head. Very lightly carbonation. Taste is all cherries. Sweet like candy. Very yummy. Should have gotten a larger glass. Sampled on July 8, 2011
Earlier Rating: 7/10/2011 Total Score: 3.2
On Tap at Sunset Grill in Allston MA, Aroma is of sweet cherries. Color is dark brown with thick white head and light carbonation. Thick on the tongue and very sweet. Kind of like a cherry syrup. It was yummy. Tasted with AirforceHops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3264) - 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.


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