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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2334   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.


2.6
   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (5971) - 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 (3200) - 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 (1980) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Deep ruby, thin lumpy off white head; aroma of red wine vinegar; tastes exactly like port and lemon! Wow! The first alcoholic drink I can remember! What a great surprise - half expected this to be a Rodenbach Grand Cru-like sour disappointment - but no, this was nostalgia in a glass at first; as things went on I found it to be a bit heavy on the lemon; by the end I was getting weird notes of salt ’n’ vinegar crisps; an interesting curio, but not one I’ll be repeating.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pomko (198) - UKRAINE - MAY 30, 2014
Aroma of wood and balsamic vinegar. Sour taste of vinegar, sauerkraut and fruits. Aftertaste of fermented apples. Not really my cup of tea.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2003
I can not appreciate this style, the winney taste distracts for me. The sweet and sour I can understand but it just does not come together for me

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LeoR (57) - Arkel!, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2003
Quite sour taste, it smells like white cheese, which isn't a recommendation.


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