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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: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


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4.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mfischer2 (26) - Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Tart with a refreshing sweetness. The aroma is malty yet also sour. This beer leaves a warm taste on the tongue.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2404) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to Cam and Rachel. Brown with tan head. Aroma is funky and spicy. Funky spicy woody fruity flavour. Bone dry and tart. Tidy

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (131) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 29, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fedexs (17) - ITALY - OCT 26, 2014
Citrus wort and spicy in the nose with an intense aroma. At the apparence ambered beer with nice foam. Drinking it is sweet with fruity notes that become sour in the end (tannic). It’s a pleasure drinking this beer and the sweet ot’s perfectly balanced by its sour characteristic. Nice beer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2210) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
Old rating rerated 20.10.2014, 0,33l bottle shared with a colleague @ hotel room in Ulsteinvik:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very mild fruity, sour-ish dark fruits, winegum, oak, grass, thinner, mild vinegar, butterscotch. Taste is mild sour-ish, dark fruits, sour-ish winegum, soda powder, oak, grass, sugar, butterscotch. Little bitterness, kind of watery mouthfeel. Fair enough, not as good as I remembered it...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2010) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Poured from 330ml bottle after cellaring for almost two years. Clear, dark mahogany with a 2-finger tan head and good lacing. Aroma of plums, sour cherries and toffee. Taste of blackberries, tart cherries, chocolate, plums, raisins, toffee and brown sugar. Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenclansman (829) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 22, 2014
I used to be a big fan of this beer....until I had a true Belgian Lambic-Geueze. Its not a bad beer, its just the sweetness at the end, gives me this vomit-y taste. Refreshing and sharp. Still I prefer only its sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
limski (5) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
Amazing beer. Oatmeal coloured head with good retention and some lacing. Hazy, red beer. Scent is sour cherries and plums. Surprising amount of carbonation but not in a bad way, mouth filling flavours of caramel, sour cherry, raisins and a touch of leather, that last in a tantalising fashion. Well balanced. I am really pleased with this one. As Obi said ’These are the beers you are looking for.’

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalfaro86 (297) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 19, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark amber brew with a big red día head with poor retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate acidia with caramel, sour cherry, chocolate, vinegar and darl fruits, medium bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate acidic with a stout finish and a long aftertaste, good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2141) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Lively, slight gush on opening. Reddish brown beer with large head. Aroma is sour cherries and light vinegar. Taste is sour cherries, lambic and fruity. Very good easy going sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luumu (5) - , FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Punertava ruskea, katoava vaahto. Tuoksu hedelmäinen, makea. Suutuntuma miellyttävä, ohut, kevyen hapokas. Maku makea, hedelmäinen, hyvin hapan, maltaisen täyteläinen. Kokonaisuutena mielenkiintoinen tuttavuus


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