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


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RATINGS: 2859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matthewjk (1108) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
poured from 11.2oz "mini" bottle - What can I say to do this beer justice? It is f’n fantastic on all appreciable levels. The sour apple and plum; the rich mahogany hues; the biting sour finish. This is the real deal of sours right here. This Duchesse imparts a smooth, lactose creaminess paired with a welcomed sourness. It really is one of the best of its kind.

explosivedog (1403) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2017
250ml bottle. Pours red brown. Cherry, red grape, vinegar, oak, vanilla, cranberry. High carbonation. Lovely.

higgsbison (233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Like a less fruity, less sweet lambic. wonderful amazing brew. Had did a number of times since then a delicious, subtle sour. probably my favorite sour of The three dozen plus sours I have tried so far. flat out delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Maracuja05 (1333) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2017
23-07-17 // 750ml bottle shared at home. Deep red amber, small head. Aroma of sour red wine, dark fruits and some wood. Taste is vinegar sour, with balsamic notes, some wood and sweet dried fruits.

cilvekspagaisu (38) - - SEP 17, 2017
Izcili labs alus. Jut ka ir izturets muca loti patikama balanseta garsa. dzertu vairak ka vienu.

Stampion (284) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Pours a dark amber with a decent tan head. Sour, almost to the point of vinegar, but in a good way? It's complex, with sour grapes, malt, and vinegar flavor and general funk about it. Nicely done but not for every day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

IOzh (189) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - SEP 15, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma of vinegar, cherry, fruits. Medium body with lively carbonation. Taste is all the way sour with a hint of sweet. Too sour for my taste.

herrklemann (384) - Graz, AUSTRIA - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. A small but thick eggshell white head on a murky, dark red body. Vinegar, blackberries, figs, sour cherries, fermenting grapes, some malt, sugar. Medium to heavy sweetness, turns slightly astringent. Less sour then what you come to expect from the taste. Slick medium body with pearly, classic belgian carbonation. One of the first sours I've ever head. Still pretty good, but could be a little more dry.

Freaky_tiki (1303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. Under $3. Happy to be able to finally try this. Deep well of flavours here: balsamic vinegar, grape skins, Granny Smith apples, sour cherries, & a slightly cast iron edge. Mouthfeel perhaps a little compromised. Acidic. Cleansing. What a drink this is.

MatiF96 (252) - POLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Brązowe z czerwonymi przebłyskami. Aromat winny, ciemne i czerwone owoce, drewno. Pojawia się również nuta zmywacza do paznokci, na szczęście po przelaniu do szkła dosyć szybko ulatuje. W smaku połączenie waniliowej słodyczy, drewna, owoców, kwaśności. Całość dobrze ze sobą współgra. Kwaśność trochę octowa, ale tylko trochę. Wysycenie niskie. Fajny flanders, podoba mi się balans słodyczy z kwaśnością, jednak w pojedynku jeden na jeden pozostaje za Rodenbachem

VueltaBirrista (127) - Murcia, SPAIN - SEP 4, 2017
Su aspecto me deja embelesado. Presenta un precioso rojo oscuro rematado con una fina corona de espuma blanquecina. En su aroma aparece madera, caramelo y algo de fruta. Me recuerda mucho a un vino tinto. Su acidez me bloquea un poco, pero aquí ya veo cosas como cereza y un final más largo y picante. Distingo algún matiz frutal, también especiado.

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