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


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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (613) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Clear red brown body with white foamy head that quickly dissipates. Smell is of oak, sour cherry, and a sweetness like grape soda. Taste is moderately sour to start, but sweet on the finish. Medium bodied, with large bubbles.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
kolymaTram (17) - brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2015
overall not a super one, i’ll stick to the original which is copied by Verhaeghe, give me a Rodenbach any day. Weird to me how this gets so many points, if you ever drank the original you just wouldn’t go near this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (51) - - FEB 25, 2015
Looks rusty brown coming out of the bottle, but emerges in glass as a beautiful red with orange highlights. Thick mocha head retains a bit too well, suppressing aroma, but underneath it is balsamic vinegar and berries. On the palate, it’s a raspberry vinaigrette drizzled over cranberries, field greens and pickled fruit and vegetables. Fizzy, sour, smooth and very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (113) - Tychy, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Piana bardzo obfita, ale dość szybko opada ładnie oblepiając szkło. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, rubinowa. Aromat w pierwszej chwili kojarzy się z szampanem z czerwonych owoców. Następnie wyczuwamy jakiś kwasek i delikatnie tą słynną, pochodzącą od belgijskich drożdży... "stajnię". Zapach kojarzący się z wioską, końmi. Smak to głównie kwasek, kojarzący się z octem winnym czy skwaśniałym czerwonym winem. Czuć czerwone owoce, głównie wiśnie i wyraźnie wioskę, stajnie czy końską derkę. Po przełknięciu na podniebieniu i języku pozostaje jednak słodkawy posmak. Pomiędzy tym wszystkim, gdzieś tam delikatnie wychodzi słodowa pełnia. Po ogrzaniu w aromacie pojawia się bardzo delikatna i ulotna słodka nuta wanilii - pochodząca prawdopodobnie od dębowych beczek. Piwo jest bardzo nisko wysycone, właściwie tylko delikatnie musujące.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RevBFG (63) - - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine -- #500 on my list. Pours reddish brown with a large, soapy head. Aroma and taste of balsamic vinegar. Others say sour apple, tart cherry, and cranberries, but I basically get balsamic vinegar. Not really for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OneHotPepper (77) - - FEB 23, 2015
Pours red brown with foamy head. Smells of tart cherry. Cranberry taste with very slight oak finish. Crisp! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdavid979 (2) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
Enjoyed from bottle. Thick fluffy head. Tart sour apples. Hint of cranberry tartness. Beautiful ruby red color. World class beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (102) - POLAND - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Barwa ciemno rubinowa z ladnie krazkujaca piana. Aromat winny owocowy. W smaku winne, owocowe, musujace, kwaskowe, delikatne. Przyjemnie sie pije ale jak dla mnie to idzie w strone wina musujacego.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dandeman (584) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Merci à Catherine Schlager qui, grâce à son commentaire dans La Presse, m’a fait découvrir cette merveille. Définitivement vineux cet olfactif complexe en notes de chêne, de bois, de caramel et de petits fruits, sous une base vinaigrée et acidifiée. La complexité est poussée jusqu’à la découverte de notes de chocolat et de praline. Un olfactif complexe et évolutif. Brune aux reflets rougeâtre, claire, une mousse énorme, crémeuse, au maintient presque sans fin, qui laisse une magnifique dentelle sur le verre. Une sensation de chaleur acidifiée, vineuse, vinaigrée et sucrée, qui se développe en une explosion de petits fruits caramélisés et aux accents de bois de chêne. Le mélange acidité et sucré est hors du commun. Les puissantes notes de boisé de chêne valsent avec les subtilités des sucres, nous donnant une impression chocolatée, caramélisée, non sans nous rappeler certains vieux portos, mais sans la texture liquoreuse. Une complexité de saveurs digne d’un grand cru. L’art du brassage porté à son summum. À ceux qui peuvent traverser le mur de l’acidité, cette bière vous procurera un pur bonheur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (591) - Osijek, CROATIA - FEB 14, 2015
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is fruits and oak. Taste is sour with distinctive barrel notes. Lively to fizzy carbonation. Overall its complex and intetesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willisread (156) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2015
330ml bottle from Masuyo’s Liquor in Asagaya,Tokyo. Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a huge off-white soapy head. Strong apple cider vinegar and cinnamon aroma present upon pour. Strong vinegar taste with tartness of green apples present. Very fine carbonation. Salty taste present as well coupled with lychee. World class sour.

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