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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: 2490   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heiskellj (7) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Great beer. Sour and balanced with a nice aftertaste of funk. I would have liked a little more funky Brett character on the palate. Great representation of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rgf001 (184) - München, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Ester aromas of dried fruit, cherries, plums. A bit of vinegar, not as much as others have reported. Clear amber to brown color with beige head. Unbalanced flavor in which sweetness dominates and cloys. There are nice dried fruit flavors but many other flavors are probably obscured. Carbonation is correct but palate impression is thick. Sweet finish. The mix is not right for my taste.Maybe the sweetness is there to cover off flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (611) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Mahogany color, beige head. Vinous nose, wood, red berries, sour notes, dried fruit, hint of vinegar. Sweet taste, wood, almonds, vinous, berries. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (353) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Don’t sniff. You’ll puke with the vinegar scent. Taste only. Tons of cherries but the Vinegar is still strong for their sour. Bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkillsFactory (32) - ITALY - APR 24, 2015
Color mogano scuro con riflessi rossastri, limpida, schiuma con poca persistenza di color ocra. Corpo leggero, discretamente carbonata. Aroma di aceto di mele molto pronunciato. Al palato molto dolce e acetica, leggermente oleosa, si percepisce l'amaro da luppolo e le note legnose sul finale, agrodolce. Fantastica anche se molto particolare, da provare.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
belgis (247) - LATVIA - APR 21, 2015
Notes of wine and surprising sweetness. Impressive aroma hint of mold. Very interesting by all means. Also looks good foam.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordBrew (41) - Ziemnice, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Piękny, głęboki, ciemno-rubinowy kolor. Jasno beżowa pianka szybko znika ale łatwo ją wzbudzić. Aromat - wino, szmpan, piwo - gdybym nie wiedział, że to piwo byłoby ciężko decydować. Później pojawiają się nuty nalewki owocowej. Zniewalający aromat. Nisko wysycone,bardzo delikatnie kwaśne, może czuć nieco alkoholu. Dość słodkie, może nieco landrynkowe, najbliżej mu do wiśni. Słodycz bardzo dobrze wyważona z kwaśnością. Wybitne piwo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (619) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2015
From old notes. Clear dark brown, thin beige head, nice lacing left on the glass.
Aroma starts with malt vinegar, but there is an underlying sweetness, oak, vanilla, wine.
Flavor is sour and sweet at the same time. Vinous, sweet, fruity, tart, oaky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1069) - California, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pours a dark, burnt caramel red color with a thin off white head. Tart, dark fruit, oak, molasses and vinegar aroma. Cherry, plum, blackberry, grape, vinegar, mild tart, oak, sugar, port and slight alcohol flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Fruit and tart finish. Bottle aged about 2 years.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marshall93 (7) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 15, 2015 does not count
This is one of few beers that lefy me speachless... The taste is absolutely incredible. Sour combined with the wine after-taste is one of a kind. I fell in love with this beer after 1st try. Go now and but it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (210) - ponferrada, SPAIN - APR 15, 2015
Cerveza de color rojo rubí con una cabeza de color beige. Aroma ácido y fuerte como el aroma fermentado de una Gueuze. Sabor suave y exquisito al principio, termina con un regusto ácido, muy complejo, que buena es esta cerveza.


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