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


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RATINGS: 2597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bambalanz (14) - temecula, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
awesome awesome and I am pretty new to the sours. a touch sweet and very tart. plentiful light carbonation. tastes like a beautiful red champagne.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Corrinado711 (80) - - JUN 30, 2012
Aroma of vinegar and white wine. Rich mahogany appearance with lasting thin yellow/carmel head. Sour taste with granny smith apple and malt. Sweet aftertaste. A unique beer unlike any other. Well worth it, one of my favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Beautiful ruby-red color with a wispy lace head. The oaken cask conditioning of this beer give the drinker hints of balsamic and red wine vinegar, with some sweetness and floral notes of wine. Taste is amazing, perfect balance of sweet and sour, very strong. Cherries, prunes and sour characters all very powerful and delicious. Great aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pedrodv89 (30) - wetteren, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2012
Een zeer romig bier dat in de familie van de Rodenbach thuis hoort. De Duchesse de Bourgogne heeft een zeer volle en romige smaak gevolgd door een aangename zuurheid. Zeker aan te raden!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
heliport (12) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
Hits the mouth with a pleasant fruity taste, comes across sweet but not like a candy. Aroma is pleasant and the color is dark.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scothop (3) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2013 does not count
Espectacular! Aroma que recuerda a sidra, se nota inmediatamente el toque ácido. Espuma frágil y muy efímera. El sabor único e inconfundible de este caldo es totalmente distinto al de las cervezas existentes. En primera instancia tiene un toque dulce a fruta levemente cítrico pero predomina un sabor ácido muy equilibrado y parecido al de las Lámbicas. Está buenísima con una tostada con cabrales y membrillo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OldPeculiar (11) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle, bought at a store in Brussels. Beautiful brown-red appearance. Solid, creamy head. Winey, sour nose. Sweet, flavorful taste. A lively, lovely beer, very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LuckyDog (614) - - AUG 27, 2014
I don’t get a chance to try a lot of sour beers. I tend to like them but this is off the charts great! Stop reading and drink this beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (278) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 29, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 Birra veramente spettacolare. Ve lo dice uno che non apprezza particolarmente lo stile. ASPETTO: marrone scuro con toni rosso granata, quasi impenetrabile a bicchiere pieno, ma se si inclina, si vede un marrone che ricorda il whisky con tonalità granata. Schiuma un po’ fine e un po’ grossolana, poco abbondante e poco persistente, dal colore marroncino chiaro sempre con tonalità granata. AROMA: chiarissimi toni acetosi, barricati, che stimolano le ghiandole salivari. Si sentono bene anche toni vinosi, liquorosi e di frutta rossa, nonché un tocco di marzapane e crema pasticciera. GUSTO: complessissima, ma allo stesso tempo abbastanza facile da bere. Si avverte un acidulo gradevolissimo e di classe, che non stanca mai. Si sente anche l’acidulo dei frutti di bosco (soprattutto ribes e lamponi), bilanciato dal dolce cremoso e da toni vinosi. Il rischio di queste birre è che a lungo andare stanchino un po’. Questa invece no! Sapore forte e deciso, ogni sorso è un colpo, ma non stanca mai. Complessa e leggera allo stesso tempo, ripulisce stranamente la bocca abbastanza bene, con un lieve retrogusto dolciastro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Quick3Beers (525) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours a dark ruby-brown from a bottle, lots of immediate Belgian effervescence that quickly fades. Aroma is a pleasant sweet-sour, almost like a Balsamic vinegar. Flavor is a a super version of the same, again Balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, red wine and a hint of leather and licorice perhaps, perfectly balanced. Slight burn on the finish, but not overly powerful alcohol flavor. Excellent beer.

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