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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2371   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2006
This is 700 for me and I raise my glass to toast my good friend Palidor19. The aroma is like apple cider vinegar with caramel. The appearance is dark red brown with a small thin head. The taste is just like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall I am just not impressed, this is more like a wine than a beer. I think the problem with this beer is that I havenít developed a taste for the style.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
midke (2) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
caramel, citrus, basement aromas, alcohol, raisin, vanilla, medium body, flat, brown, red, cloudy,

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2007
on tap at Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philly. it was awful. tasted like bad candy and rotten apples. way too sweet. way too sour. alcohol at the finish just not a compliment to anything. it finished really musky. yeah - not a fan. but maybe thats b/c I donít like sour ales but didnít know it until now?

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Smell is sour grapes and butter. Dark red body with lovely white head. Taste is pungent sour half & half, butter, some cider. Brutal on the palate. Never had a flemish sour before, and I may steer clear of them in the future. Good lord.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tlind2 (1144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2008
Draught@Poirotti. Cloudy reddish-brown color, lasting head. Sour, fruity aroma. The taste reminds me of both Finnish sahti-style beer and sweet red wine. The finish is dry and sour. Not a personal favorite.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerkenstock (55) - - AUG 9, 2014
Drink cold (8įC) Eye: reddish-brown or ruby colour with quickly dissipating head. Nose: acidy, floral and berries such as strawberries. cherries as well. Mouth: a mixture of strawberry vinegar, redcurrant and cherries Palate: sour and complex Overall: somehow refreshing and completely different from conventional beers, but just not my taste. good beer supposedly if you like this kind of beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Didnít have a full glass of this, but what I had was memorable enough to write about here. Eccentric nose of ketchup coincides with the vinegarette flavors. There is a depth of flavor that is overwhelmed by the harsher characteristics consisting of a sturdy fruit backbone and balanced sourness. Light and earthy, the first word that comes to mind is bizarre.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Toiletduck (20) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 14, 2002
Tastes like a light vinegarette dressing. Would go great on my salad, but I donít know about drinking an entire bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
This was too winey for me...I donít usually mind Red Ales from Belgium, but this was not up my alley.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichardGretton (4276) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2004
Black beer with little head retention. The aroma is sweet/sour and kriek like, and the flavour is thick and syrupy with a sweet/sour and kriek feel. Overall a very disappointing beer.


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