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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Sweet fruity and sour very much like a wine maybe too much for my tastes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parket (578) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle, red coulor, truffel, sweet .. maybe too sweet, not a complex taste. But anyway a nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
appearance is hands down 5 -- dark but wild artificial even chemical like dark red hue. aroma of sherry, cherries, and merlot grapes. flavor is foremost of strong wine like elements of pressed grapes and some booze. there is still a bit of a ? in the aroma, which i attribute to some yeast character i am not fammiliar with. i was hoping for stronger yeast character, this is quite subdued. a bit sweet and a bit tart, cherries are always creeping up in the background and sometimes more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Straight from the bottle enjoyed on a summit over Lago Lugano, Switzerland. This was recommended to me by the wife/owner of A Tutta Birra in Milano as her favorite. Most interesting beer Iíve had so far in Italy. The aroma reminded me of rotting trash and at first sip so did the flavor. Further sips revealed sour cherries, dark fruits, apricot and vanilla. Incredibly smooth on the palate, absolutely no kick at the end. Much too sweet for me, almost could be considered a dessert beer in the same vein as dessert wines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2009
330 ml bottle from a trade with hobbersr. best before 27-02-10. slow gusher. pours clear reddish brown with a lingering tan head. aromas of sour dark fruits, wood, vinegar. the flavour starts with sour fruits which leads to some woody funk. there is some dryness mid palate with a touch of sweetness near the end. not very sour and not huge in flavour. a beginner sour ale IMO. thx for the bottle hobbersr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from Beerstore.co.nz. Pours brown/red with bubbly tan head. A nice, sour nose of cherries and vanilla. Mouthfilling sour cherry flavour with a sweet sugary body. The sour character is nice, but the sweetness kills then drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2010
Reddish brown, large creamy tanned head. Aroma is vinegar, wine, cherries and some glue-like something. Flavour is very sour and bitter with cherry sweetness. Side note of oak. Not really my thing, but bot bad none the less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
11.2oz bottle into chalice. pours a deep red copper color with very little to no white head. Smells of funk, vinegar and hints of fruity esters. Mouth feel is thin with little carbonation. Taste is very sweet and vinegary, almost like a cider, not sour at all, quite disappointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
evergreen0199 (2393) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle. Copper coloured pour with a healthy head. Aroma of vinegar, sour. Tastes sour, vinegar, fruity, little sweetness but generally sour. Not my kind of beer but Iíve had it many times.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2010
250 ml bottle. Brown body. Bad aroma of vegetables, sour and alcohol. Anyhow palate is quite nice and flavour is balanced sweetness and sourness. Some chocolate too.

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