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

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RATINGS: 2333   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
KM (332) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown body, small off white head. Heavy sweet malty aroma. Way too sweet flavour. There is some complexity here, but I donít whish to explore it further. (BrŁssel (hotel room), 15.12.07)

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Appearance: Dark redish brown. Nice amount of head. Aroma: Dark fruit. Sour/tart. Chocolate. Taste: Sweet fruit, though still sour. Quenching Info: 250ml bottle, 31/3-2007, 165/500, 14/300M

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Abio (1572) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2010
Sour ale... Not my thing... but stands in my house, so have to taste it some day... Pours out brow-redish. A pretty good medium head, could hold longer for me, but sticks very good at the glass. The looks are ok... But then the smell, sourness is comming to me instantly, sourness, some fruits, and if I do an effort, I even get some spices to smell and some wood. This canít be my thing... Tasting will be a bit a torture I think... But itís ok. Maybe Iím getting used some more to the sour ales, but the sour-sweet taste is not to bad. Red fruits and spices, and cause of the sweetness the sourness is somehow moderated. Itís there, but not only sourness. Carbonation could be some more, and maybe some less soda-taste, but itís more drinkeable then I expected, specially after smelling.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
clearly my palate isnít evolved enough to appreciate this. deep ruby with almost no head. smells of old cheap red wine, with a hint of pepper. tastes very sour (as i assume itís supposed to) to the point of almost wanting to spit it out. one the second sip there were hints of cherry and sour apples. palate was pretty good if a little thin. maybe i need to sit by a fire and sip at this next time. keg - old bell , harrogate

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
jvhemert (332) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
AROMA: resin, sour berries, mustard? APPEARANCE: amber TASTE: lightly bitter, heavily sour, PALATE: medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent, OVERALL: too sour to be enjoyable.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
20107589 (304) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2013
sour aroma, bit floral, black clear beer, with a frothy foam. a bit sweet, nearly nothing bitterns, ang heavy sour. light body with a soft carbonation

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2013
Not bad looking, but absolutely not my favorite. Especially its aftertaste is disappointing. Cheers.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jflopsu (542) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours a dark brown with thin light brown head. Has the strongest dark fruit aroma Iíve even encountered. Almost like a red wine. Has a strong sour cherry flavor, other dark fruits, and some malt aftertaste. Has lots of carbonation and finishes really dry.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
TheBeerSlayer (8) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
Like....I need someones help explaining this. I couldnt even try this beer because it exploded into foaminess so fast. I bought this beer cold, kept it cold in my fridge for a couple days, took it out and opened it and tried to pour it into a glass, and with just a few drops of beer, less than a shot of liquid, the entire glass foamed up hard and fast, and when someone tried to take a drink from the bottle a few minutes later it exploded into their face with the force of a mentos in a 2liter. I dont understand what happened. And you can rule out the obvious, i.e. shaking the beer or hot temps. Im so confused and saddened. over 7 dollars for 11 oz, and it was basically just a joke beer for a laugh. I would love to have been able to actually test this, but it was no fault of mine, I donít think, that cause the beer to be horrible.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2003
Bottled. Crimson, deep mahogany with a light lacy head. Sour, sour and more sour. Twist of something else, not sure what. A new experience but not my style.


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