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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: 2550   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.


mpersinger's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Have had in bottle several times, once on draft that was hugely diacetyl, and now this recent bottle: Pours brownish-ruby with slight haze and lasting beige moderate head. Mild, aged balsamic vinegar, leather, and cherry aromas. Some caramel and prune notes with well-balanced moderate acetic, some lactic and cherry sweet malt flavors, leaning toward vinegar. Medium The rather sweet finish does give credence to the ’rumor’ that they backsweeten with aspartame (as does the subtle thickness to the back of the tongue that I feel around the third sip). There’s a latent dryness in which there’s oak and a hint of alcohol.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RodrigoPacheco (98) - - AUG 25, 2015
Uma cerveja diferente com muita personalidade. Era cético em relação ao estilo mas a surpresa do primeiro gole, mantém-se até o final.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopstinopolis (16) - - AUG 23, 2015
Apple cider, vinegar, cherries, hints of oak. Slight sweet upfront with berries and fruit. Strong acidity, low bitterness, and tart finish with wood linger. Great example of style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rjen (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Red brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of green apples, cherry, vinegar, red wine, wood and raisins. Taste is heavy acidic, mild sweet and mild bitter with a long lasting finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diller (11) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
250 ml. White off head. Aromas of nuts and acid: Golden brown colour. Good carbonation and Mouthfill. Sweet, sour, teasty and very balanced. Sweetnes and sour goes hand in hand. A beer with a good sherry vinager taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (205) - GREECE - AUG 16, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2015 This beer has an obvious vinegar-like acetic acid twang to it, and you’ll never forget the taste. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of red wine and wood with some sweetness. flavour of wood, wine and balsamic vinegar

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wim (3150) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
At home dark red brown colored body with an off white head and a dark fruit sweet sour aroma a fruity sweet sour little bitter taste with a alcholic sour bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1607) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Aromas of dried fruits, raspberry, cherry, malt vinegar. Slightly hazy red-brown with a quickly fading white head. Tart, sour, funky, fruity. Medium bodied, acidic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (355) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
De couleur brune tirant sur le rouge. C est une bières un on sens un goût de vinaigre balsamique avec un côté boisé. C est une bière qui est très acidulé le goût du vinaigre balsamique je trouve sa spécial dans une bière mais c est très bon. Le côté boisé ferme le tout, c est très bon mais spécial

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (314) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2015
Bright clear brown, tan head. Sour aroma of yeast and balsamic vinegar. Taste is a pleasant sour version of dark fruits, wine, vinegar and malts. Great sour ale for me (not a fan of sours!).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (234) - - AUG 9, 2015
Aroma: balsamic vinegar, fruity, dough, vanilla Taste: heavy sour, refreshing, vinegar, yeasty, acidic, vanilla


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