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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (889) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle @ TW&M, Charleston, SC. Ridiculous carbonation made me wait 5 mins to drink, but it was worth it. Cherry cola color with off-white, well lacing head. Acidic nose, wine hints with typical Belgium accents. Flavors of cherries, grapes, yeast, and candied sugars make this more sweet than sour but the tart is there, no doubt. A good Sour, not great, but a good intro to the style for those wanting a solid brew.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (937) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
puren (68) - 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 :)

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (172) - 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

   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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