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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2470   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.


GEOBRAU's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Fruitiness gives way to a palate cleansing bright sourness. Excellent sour


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
George2Tall (27) - - MAR 28, 2015
Is the devil's brew? Pours a dark brown. The initial taste is of vinegar, but with an aroma of old wine. The flavor morphs into tart cherry, no, black cherry. What bizarre chemistry is going on here? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
ippers (31) - - MAR 28, 2015
Uitnodigende, interessant uitziende fles dus daarom gekocht. Bij het openen van het flesje had ik er al meteen spijt van, hij ruikt namelijk behoorlijk zuur maar ik had nog het idee dat het misschien een kersen bier was . Verschrikkelijk zuur bier, kan er zelfs niet veel anders over zeggen . Ontzettend zuur

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
19.2.2015. Foams a loott. Dark brown. Sour aroma with wine, vinegar. Taste is bittersweet, vinegar, darkfruits, also quite sweet despite tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (1130) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Reddish brown, very little in the way of head or lacing. Vinegar and black cherry in the initial aroma. Further olfactory probation reveals oak chips, chocolate, cola nut, vanilla, a hint of lime. Sweet-sour taste, simultaneously intense and mellow. A fruity funky hit in the finish. Full body, nice amount of carbonation. Extremely good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMarini (4) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
Ruby red with a lacing tan head. Sour oaky aroma. Sweet caramel and malt flavour. Light fruity notes with a lingering sweetness. The balance between the fruity sweetness, the vinous raisins and the sourness is near perfection.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (563) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours deep chestnut brown with a thick puffy beige head, very fine lacing, excellent retention. Aromas of dark cherry, oak, leather, toast. Medium body, good carbonation. Mildly sweet, extremely tart, just the hint of bitterness in the finish. Excellent sour ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (94) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
Dark liquid, small head. Strange winelike aroma. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (546) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Shared bomber, snifters. Pleasant brown-red color and sour fruit aroma. I panicked for an instant as I picked up vinegar as the beer crossed my lips, fearing it had gone bad. My fears were unfounded; it was as though I imagined I had sensed vinegar. Sweet, sour, tartness and mild carbonation all dancing on my palate. No one dominant character: red fruit, funky yeast, Definitely a "buy again."

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
revolution2718 (305) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Is this beer or balsamic vinegar? Disgusting. I don't know if this is really old or what it's supposed to taste like, but this was undrinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (186) - - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Appearance: Dark ruby red and clear, with a thick fluffy cream colored foam cap. Aroma: Lactic acid aroma, vinegar, light maltiness, hint of dark cherries Taste: Rich, sweet maltiness with dark fruit and cherry notes, earthy, leather, and a sharp, acidic tartness from the lactic acid. Mouthfeel: Medium body with an extremely high carbonation. Finish: Carbonation really pops on the finish, with lingering malt sweetness and acidic tartness. Overall: A true world class Flanders red, with a well balanced malt base against the sharp acidity and carbonation


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