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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

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3.8
katerade (14) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Poured brownish red with a medium off white head. Aroma of sweet fruits and citrus accompanied by lightly carbonated palate. Tastes of orange rhine with tart fruit and notes of oak.

4.5
Nik925 (800) - USA - FEB 10, 2009
Delicious sweetness, very earthy, the polar opposite of what I mean with the description of sweet normally. Some sort of dried fruits shine through...fig or prune. Amazing chewiness, once again, oddly in a good way. Excellent mouth feel, with almost a crystallized sugar feel / taste to it.

4.2
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Clear reddish amber with a fizzy head leaving nice lacing. Vinous notes, sherry, green apples, dark candy sugar, champagne, oak, tomato skin, vinegar. Flavors of vinegar (apple cider meets balsamic), amaretto sour, oak again, nice carbonation.

3.7
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2010 Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is aged balsamic vinegar, oak, a little sugar candy sweetness and dark fruits. Flavour is soft and harmonised, mainly prune, raisins and oak with notes of (cherries) and sugar candy. It has a long pleasant after taste but the palate is a bit thin.

3.7
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
A- Pours a medium-ruby red hue, off-white head is soapy and bubbly that mostly dissipates, clumps of lace on the glass S- Tart fruits, berries, cherries, cola, touch of red wine and vinegar T- Initial taste is red wine and vinegar, followed by wood, cherries, and berry fruits, finishes sweet and tart M- Medium-bodied, watery texture, amped up carbonation D- A solid embodiment of this style and perhaps one of the most popular that I’ve heard of, a very interesting ale that marries sour beer with a wine-like profile

3.6
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep red with a foamy white head. Aroma, is yeast, sourdough bread, and cherries. Flavor is very tart, chanmpagne, cherry and honey. Thin sticky mouthfeel, very carbonated, tingly. Good beer, very interesting.

2.6
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
Dark cola like hue with a light brown creamy head. Vinegar and banana aroma. Tropical fruit flavours with a lingering sour backbone. Not really my type of beer, just too sour.

3.5
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 Bottle at Superbowl party/tasting. Pours a clear brown, ruby hues, beige head. Aroma of fruit, vinegar, tangy. Flavor is fruity, wild cherry, and some sour. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation. Pretty good. Re-Rate: not really all that sour....pretty sweet actually....just a faint tang.

3.6
grandridge (228) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Best Before 03-10-09 Pours a reddish brown with a head that dissipates fast. Aroma is sour, lactic, vinigar dominates, with some wood. Flavor is sweet up front, some then vinigar, with a wood finish and some lingering lactic notes. This one kind of grows on me. At first I thought it wood be drain pour (and I love sours) because of the too much vinigar and sweetness, but the flavors start to blend into something that is more enjoyable as you drink this brew. Mouthfeel lacks significant carbonation but has a decently rich body that compensates.

4.3
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2009
Pours a dark red with a tan coloured head. Aroma is really complex, raspberries, sour cherries, apple cider vinegar, plums, raisins, vanilla, and a hint of molasses. Tastes of sour cherries, raspberries, apple cider vinegar, raisins, plums, molasses, green apples, vinous notes similar to a good French burgundy. Really nice, complex, nice carbonation, really good beer. One of the most interesting beers I’ve tasted also.


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