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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

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RATINGS: 2919   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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Embrouille (2852) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2009 Bottled 25cl. It pours a ruby beer. the nose is of vinegar with notes of wood. The taste is mainly of vinegar. Plenty of character. Woody. sour with hints of glue. Decent lacing. A strong punch before the finish which is woody and acidic. Both nose and taste remind me of jarred pickles.

2.1
jetboy (32) - USA - JUL 3, 2008
Ugh. It had a great smell if I was putting it on my salad, as a beer. Nyet.

3.9
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle shared with BeerGestapo. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin beige head. Smells of sour cherries, vinegar, some candi sugar. Taste begins with a shock of sour, turning sweet, and back to sour. Notes of cherry, apple, and red grapes make appearances in subtle ways. Mouthfeel is delightful, spritzy & dry, very refreshing. The only real problem I have with this beer is that the taste may not be quite intense enough. I would like to try this one again.

3.6
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle: Expires 12/09. I can assume this was a few years old. Pours a ruby brown rusty color with good clarity and a wispy tan head. Fruity/sweet aroma. Notes of dried cranberries, green raisins, toffee, and evident musty oxidation. Interesting. Creamy fluffy body. Flavor shows some signs of oxidation, papery and sweet. Notes of cranberries and candied sugar. Fruity with notes of green raisins, plum and just a touch of vinous quality. There’s some later toasted nuances of driedn bread crust. Pretty unique and interesting. A bit sweet, with less tartness/funkiness than I would’ve liked. I want to try it fresh.

2.8
benwa420 (47) - East Hampton, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Not My style at all. Has a little to much sweetness and sour notes. just not doing it for me.

2
CH-303 (2197) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Appearance: Dark redish brown. Nice amount of head. Aroma: Dark fruit. Sour/tart. Chocolate. Taste: Sweet fruit, though still sour. Quenching Info: 250ml bottle, 31/3-2007, 165/500, 14/300M

4.8
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Perfect representation of the Flanders red. Beautiful oak character. Refreshing tart sour character.

4.1
Joppe (15) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Bottle (75cl). I love this one Pours as said, a dark brown color with a thick head. Taste cherries, almond. very refreshing.

4.1
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2008
Today, bottle 25 cl. Deep brown with thin beige head. Woody fruit aroma. Sour and sweet pallet. Great balance. light sourness for a sour. But for me is Vichtenaar little better.

3.9
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 20, 2008
In the bottle thanks to Rich S. of Beerme.com. Such a dark brown sepia color that it is nearly black. Medium white head. Musty fruity and large acetone notes in the aroma. Flavor is candy sweet and has a thick chewy body. Very complex in all its rich fruity flavors. The oakiness is there, but hidden behind the port flavors. There’s a lot going on with this one.


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