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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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RATINGS: 2775   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (1136) - Wroclaw, POLAND - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Barwa ciemno rubinowa z ladnie krazkujaca piana. Aromat winny owocowy. W smaku winne, owocowe, musujace, kwaskowe, delikatne. Przyjemnie sie pije ale jak dla mnie to idzie w strone wina musujacego.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radzik5555 (635) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 9, 2015
Butelka 0.25L.
Wygląd: Miedziane, klarowne. Obfita, kremowa piana, średnio i wielkopęcherzykowa. Szybko redukuje się do 2mm i lekko firankuje.
Aromat: Kwaśno słodki, owocowy i dziki. Najbardziej z owoców wyczuwalna brzoskwinia. Po zamieszaniu i lekkim ogrzaniu pojawia się intensywna farba emulsyjna. Trochę nut stajennych i octowych.
Odczucie: Wysycenie wysokie, ciało średnie, faktura musująca i lekko cierpka.
Smak: Słodkie i kwaśne zarazem. Lekko dzikie, końska derka, zbożowe, chlebowe i tostowe. Farba emulsyjna, owoce- rodzynki, figi i śliwka. Goryczki nie ma wcale.
Całość: Jak piłem poprzednim razem to nie czułem intensywnej farby emulsyjnej, która tutaj zdecydowanie przeszkadza. Do tego za słodkie.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rotaman14 (561) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2015
Smells like young red wine mixed cleaning agent. Nice sour-sweet taste, with hints of cinammon, berries, brown sugar. Very much reminds me of that one faro I drank some time ago. Slick medium body, fizzy carbonation. This isn’t going to be to everyone’s liking, but I enjoyed it once I looked past the peculiar aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5188) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle.Dark reddish colour with small head.Aroma is sour and sweet of tart berries and wood,nice vinious and dry with hint of acid and red berries,well balanced and nice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1501) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
@ Agards väg 6/7-15. Bottle from Khioskh, Copenhagen. Very fruity with cherries, vinegar (aroma) and some brett, also acidic and sweet (a bit too sweet). Body is medium, the finish is sweet and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
Brown ruby-tinged beer, small tan head. Nose is acidity, vinuos notes, yeast, dark fruits. Flavor is balsamic vinegar, dark fruits, some bready sweetness. Acidic and vinous finish. A bit too much vinegar for me, although the sweetness balances that out somewhat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (956) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 11, 2015
Bottiglia 33cl @ la pausa. Marrone con schiuma non troppo persistente. Aceto e dolce, un po stucchevole

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Mi4i

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2002
A beautiful redbrown appearance. Sour, sweet and very refreshing. This is after drinking rochefort 8 + 10.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2003
The aroma nearly scared me off. As others have mentioned, balsamic vinegar to the max! There is also a good measure of acetone and acetaldehyde. Once my nose got over the initial shock, additional notes began to emerge: Various tart fruits, and a backbone of saddle leather. This sits in the glass with a reddish brandy-like color and a thin, articulate head that will not let go. Taste is sour and tart, and pretty sweet. Mostly cherries, but some sour apples and even plum. The finish is somewhat discordant with the rest of the beer as it swoops in from above; somehow the finish is pretty dry and it drains your mouth of all flavors but the sour very quickly. Fleeting metallic hints.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Well-named, as its burgundy colour would indicate. Mix of woody lactic notes, tomato, pomegranate, apple skins and acetic notes. Sweet maltiness in the palate, alongside icing sugar, caramel apples, and a light acetic note which spoils an otherwise clean lactic undertone. Sweet & sour, quite drinkable, but I do find the acetic notes to be rather off-putting. You have to love acetic acid (vinegar) to love this beer. If you don’t, it’ll go down the drain.


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