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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: 2420   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8005) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2008 Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke in Copenhagen, Denmark. Shady dark brown color, small tan head. Red wine scent, mixed with butterscotch which is not apparent in the bottled version. Fruity sour taste different from the bottled one. Not very much red wine taste, but it’s still apparent.
Edited info: I’ve had this on 25 cl, 33 cl and big (75 cl?) bottles, also on draught at various occasions and different places. My wife loves the stuff so I taste it every now and then, but I tend to just not like this one too much, though it’s better on bigger bottles than small ones and evern better on draught.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. A typical belgium dark beer, not bad but at the same time not special. Not very complex with a bit artificial flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
On tap at Belgie in Utrecht. A bit too sweet for my taste, almost comparable to some Kriek beers. Nice head and beautiful glass.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Root beer appearance; opaque with garnet as transmitted color. White wine aroma. 4 months after ’best by’ date, but let’s be honest, that shouldn’t matter much here. Apple cider vinegar taste. Sweet/sour dry grapes. No head retension; thick rings which slid back into brew. Bubbles spaced very far apart. Tried this warmer than normal. Thin Mouthfeel. No bloating, which is unique to this style for me. Resinous palate. Oaky with tart cherry undertones. Almost cloyingly sweet. Drinkable though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 Bottle. Pours rich and full of plumb-red goodness. Aroma is nutty strawberry. Nice lacing around the glass. Flavor is coppery cherry with a faint sweetness that includes a touch of cedar. Watery mouthfeel. Fair, but not worth the price.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle, pours a deep mahogany with a nice small tan head. Aromas are cherries and spice, tasted the same with some malt notes in the background, finishing sour with a lingering finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikske79 (1255) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Niet echt mijn favoriet, een smaak dat mij niet erg bevalt, alhoewel dat er wel veel liefhebbers zullen zijn voor dit bier

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hrc_Cro (157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 8, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark red/brown color with very little brown foam. Smell of vinegar. Aroma of spices, sour cherries and vinegar.. Taste is very sour and medium sweet. It leaves a feeling in my throat like after vomiting and that is obviously not good. Very interesting, but would not dare to call it very good. One might say it tastes more like wine than beer, or like wine mixed with beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Pours a dark amber ith a think beige head and thin lacing. Aroma and flavor are full of vinegar and sour fruit. Perhaps I just don't care for the style.

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.


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