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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4.7
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kchampagne (112) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2013
This is hands down one of my favorite beers and it has been for the longest time. I’m surprised it has taken me this long to rate it. Ive had this beer out of the bottle, as well as on tap which is my preference. It pours out a deep ruby color with a small tan head. It smells funky with vinegar, and fruit from the esters. It’s a well balanced Flemish Red and has just the right amount of tart/sour to it. I love this one and it is my regular go-to.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
diomedest1 (60) - - DEC 10, 2013
Bez dwóch zdań fantastyczne piwo. Robi na mnie tak piorunujące wrażenie, że nie ma co opisywać, trzeba wypić!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pawelpawel (4) - - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
Bardzo pyszne piwo. Kwaśne, mocno czuć aromaty czerwonego wina - zarówno w wyglądzie, jak i aromacie i smaku.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mejs (115) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Absolutely great beer. Sour ales are a love or hate thing, and this one made me love them. Aroma is strong sour, vinegar with some fruits underneath it, mostly apples. Pours clear red with medium head. Very refreshing, very drinkable. Taste is fruity and sour, with some bitterness in the aftertaste, quite dry.

4.7
   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.

4.7
   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!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bennetporter (358) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Adverse2Bitter (35) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2006
A well balanced top fermented Belgian ale. The blending of 8 and 18 mouth aged ale shows in the sweet flowery aroma . The taste of this beauty is equally refined. Sweets Fruits and spices seam to great the taste buds before wine like characteristics take over. The ale finishes well, and has a pleasant aftertaste of fresh spices. As a wine lover, I feel this is ale is the perfect gateway into the world of beers /ales for the uninitiated. Possibly my favorite Belgian

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2006
Red-dark colour. A good Flanders red, however I found it a little too sweet and a little less tart than I prefer. This is a great looking brew though, with an excellent rocky head and nice lacing. The favorite of my father.


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