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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: 2385   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.


CatoctinMike's rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CatoctinMike (9) - Sabillasville, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Very good Flemish Red Ale - one of the best. Slightly more sour than the Bourgogne de Flanders and Rodenbach, making more traditional, beutiful color


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamestulloch (1562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear ruby body with with a massive off-white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of soy sauce, salt and permanent marker. Flavour of balsamic vinegar with a very dry finish. Medium body with a spritzy mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Sour and salty - horrible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (346) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
Dark copper red color, hazy with a thin off-white head. Aromas or malts, vinegar, funky. Taste is sour with vinegar and rotten fruits, with some candi sugar added. Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (936) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
The hell? I’ve not rated this? Reddish brown. Aroma is a vinegar, red wine, fruity aroma. Tart, but not particularly sour, red fruits. Good stuff

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
puren (67) - POLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Piana: bardzo obfita, pęcherze od drobnych po wielkie, ale redukuje się do ładnej dosyć gęstej pierzyny, bardzo ładny lacing; Aromat: winny, przejrzałe owoce, troszkę słód, po zabełtaniu taki likier adwokatowy; Smak: kwaskowy likier wiśniowy, ale czuć też jakby agrest, winogrona; Odczucie: pełne, nagazowane, kwaskowy posmak bardzo krótki, nie czuć alkoholu, zalepia podniebienie; Ogólnie: moje pierwsze kwaśne piwo - jest super :)

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (202) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
12oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a deep mahogany with a velvety, lasting tan head. Nose of pear and dried fruits more akin to wine, trying to remember "it’s a sour, it’s a sour". Complex flavour, with a mix-bag of sweet and tart, with apple and cherry being predominant. Sweet, smooth finish. Lots of carbonation on the tongue initially. Different and tasty.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AlexGR (128) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2014
Sweet and SOUR beer. with lots of fruits and beries and very high carbonation. Not my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (430) - - DEC 8, 2014
12 oz bottle at home. In a word, interesting. Or maybe complex. Pours a really appealing warm reddish brown with a nice tight tan head. Smells like a Belgian with some cherries. Taste is sweet upfront- notes of dried fruit (raisins), cherries, sweet malt. Tartness comes later- reminiscent of an ascetic apple cider. Somewhat vinegary and slightly spicy. Bit of a short, dry finish. Nice and tart, but somehow I am left with impression it is overly sweet. Great, but not amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swieca (50) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Unique and legendary beer, with aroma of cherries, vanilla, grapes and almonds. Dark red/ruby, small head. Sweet and sour at the same time, a bit like sweet red wine. This beer is a must for every beer geek!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (170) - POLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Aromat winny, octowy, syrop z wiśni, lekko alkoholowy. Kolor burgundowy, piana niewielka, skromny lacing. W smaku sok z wiśni połączony z octem, wyraźnie kwaśne, ale wiśnie słodkie, lekko alkoholowe, wysokonasycone, lekko kłuje w przełyk. Bardzo dobrze zbalansowane, bogaty bukiet smaków, bardzo dobre. Warka do 12.06.2016

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cory (350) - , California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is of apple cider, pear, light lemon, and unripe blackberries. Sweet taste up front with a solid sour backbone. Flovor is a nice blackberry and sour apple finish. Clean and short finish.


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