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


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RATINGS: 2785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear brown/red with off-white head. Aroma has winegar and red berries. Flavor is sweet with red cherries and currants. Almost feel like a red dessert wine. Nice, but certainly not very drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CameronMoore (2) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Unusual taste of cherry, currents and grape juice. The kind of taste that makes you take another sip, though. Leaves the mouth feeling slightly dry between drinks. Overall, quite a nice drink. Quite different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (627) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle from Barley Wine. Pours red with nearly no head at all. Smells vinegary in a postive way, red wine as well. The taste is a bit staggering with light red wine, sour apple and red currant and some small sweet tones. Some woody notes. Finishes off nice - dry and sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbro (1) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
Great for hot days, this sour is well balanced, but not something you'll want much of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle @ home.... It pours clear dark ruby brown with a small beige head.....The aroma is sour and fruity... The flavor is also sour like balsamic and cherries.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1228) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle poured a clear red hue, fully diminishing beige head. Faint musky aroma. Initial taste is light sweet with a sour finish. Flavors of cherry, yeast, and wood resin. Creamy mouth feel and soft carbonation. Medium bodied. A pleasant balance of sweet and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Asahiya. Sour apples, vinegar nose. Dark brown with ruby highlights. A quick bit of fruity sweetness, and then the sour bite digs in; mid palate has more sourness moderated by some candy and cough drops; in final there is considerable astringency and traces of fruitiness remain. Thin-medium body. Very pleasant, with moderate sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle from City Swiggers. Dark Mahogany, thin light head, little lacing. Scent of prunes and vinegar. Taste is tart berries with a clean, crisp, sour finish. Dry. Overly tart for a flanders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhgrantjr (469) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2013
On tap at The J Clyde. Pours a deep reddish tint, small head. Aroma is sour and sweet. Taste is same. Decent sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Weak Flanders vinous cherry aroma. Pretty faint. Reddish brown small off white head. Tart and woody with an apple cider vinegar flavor with some sweetness. Good body and mouthfeel.

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