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RATINGS: 3147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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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3.8
DrSilverworm (10655) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2021 11.2 oz bottle. Best by 2023/02/23. Nutty, cherry and red fruit, jam, oak, touch of chocolate. Moderate sour taste, moderate to bigger sweet. Some light acidic bite on the very back end. Medium-plus body, found and full. Sort of slick in a mouth-waterinf way, with a little lightly dry finish. Nice longer aftertaste. Great Flemish style sour. A flavorful one to sip on.

3.5
dragnet101 (1934) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2021 Bottle from House of Trembling Madness, online. Pours a dark ruby-brown with small off-white head Aroma is aged, vinous, cherries, spices. Taste is very sour and sharp, vinous, fruity, cherries, oak, yeast. Medium bodied, fine zingy carbonation. A little full on for me.

4.4
Pittoro (312) - Krakow, POLAND - SEP 18, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2021 Burgundy colour with white lacing. Acidic wine-like aroma. Rich, acidic and fruity taste. Fruits would be: raisins, red berries, red currant. Impression of an aged red wine. Very complex. Complexity paired with tannins is great. Fairly silky. Acidic and fruity aftertaste. Excellent.

3.6
DoctorHU (1740) - Transcarpathia, UKRAINE - SEP 1, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2021 330 ml bottle. Pours clear red/brown with a beige head. Aroma of vinegar, raisin and sour cherries. Tastes of cherries, plums, raisins, spice, sour grapes and yeast.

3.9
DraftSensei110 (751) - - AUG 9, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2021 Cerveza de color rojizo con un cordón espumoso de retención media. Ligera y de carbonatación media/alta. Aroma a cereza, cereales y caramelo. En boca tiene una agradable acidez con notas de manzana.

3.4
SVD (4352) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2021 Glass sample, dark brown beer, small head. Aroma is sweet, sour, fruit. Taste is sour, sweet, fruit, not bad.

4.9
dflb (506) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2021 Bought at States Street Liquor from Redlands, California for $13.83, Duchesse de Bourgogne is a Flemish sour ale crafted by Brouwerij Verhaeghe from Vichte, Belgium. The air yields cherries, caramel, dark fruit, light acidity, and a fair funky cheese as you drink. The appearance is maroon that pours a finger of beige head with decent retention and lacing. When held up to light, the color shifts to a burgundy color. Mahogany shows when light reflects off the beer. The alcohol content is 6%. Cherries fairly tarts the take, and moderately sweetens the complexion. Raspberries compliments the cherries, and slightly tangs the relatively dry finish. Lactobacillus adds a moderate acidic bite to the take and tinge to the fruity mouthfeel. Caramel smoothens the drink and feel, tasted when you lick your chops, and followed by a fairly sweet flavor and touch of raisins. Figs are discerned with the caramel and cherry combination. Funky cheese slightly fills the body, and merges with the caramel, fig, and raisin mixture. Plums are noted upon the mouthfeel during the finish, where oak gives off a woodsy tint. As the beer warms, green apples are easily noticeable as the finish prolongs. Duchesse de Bourgogne is a sensuous Flemish sour ale. Cherries, raspberries, Lactobacillus, caramel, raisins, figs, funky cheese, plums, oak, and green apples combine into a tasteful craft beer. Right out of the bottle, tart cherry and acidic Lactobacillus are moderate, followed by the slight, tangy raspberry. The cherries, raisins, and caramel blend draws you in, where figs and plums adds depth. The funky cheese harmonizes with the caramel, figs, plums, and green apple, which lingers into the relatively dry finish. The sour and tart is a pleasing 3.4 out of 5 for a fan of sour beer; 4.2 out of 5 for a newcomer. I cherished every single drink, and enamored by the complexity and depth of this staple, Flemish sour ale. Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer. For more beer reviews, visit and like my blog “Drink For the Love of Beer.”

3.9
Grumbo (13814) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2021
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2021 Bottle. Pours clear deep maroon/chestnut brown with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, wood, tart fruits, berries, vinous notes. Medium sweetness, moderate tart. Medium body, smooth oily texture, soft carbonation. Enjoyed this.

3.8
simonmazuera (20) - - JUN 29, 2021
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2021 Buen color y olor, sabor dulce con notas afrutadas rojas, un poco gaseosa para mi gusto. Entre picha y red ale

3.5
GlenPiWi (295) - Vilvoorde, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2021
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2021 Pours clear red/brown with a beige head. Nose on sour cherries. On the palate sweet and sour, red fruits, cherries, vinous with a sour finish. I feel the sweetness is a bit too much and feels artificial.


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