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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: 2940   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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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.

3.8
DialSquare (5028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
rich red amber hue with a thin white head that never really went away. tons of lacing. aroma of vinegar, cherry and green apple. taste -- sour apple, light pepper, sweet. great palate. vinous I think. a little tingly carbonation and then tart acidic finish. I’ve had some sour ales on my travel but am a relative newbie at this point. I feel like I’ll like them eventually. this is good.

3.7
dmac (6257) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2008
750 ml cork and caged bottle purchased from Oak Tree served in my Duvel 135th Anniversary tulip. Pours an ugly murky brown with a very large and very long lasting foamy very light beige head. I would have gave this one a 3 on appearance if it wasn’t for that incredible head. Aroma of rotting fruit, very tart and sour with some vinegar as well. Light bodied with light bubbly carbonation and a smooth finish. Flavor is sour and tart with lots of fruit.

3.5
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Very enjoyable. The nose is the down side and gave me bad feeling. Fig prune and date rotting fruit. This belies the mild sweet and sour ballance of the brew that makes it so drinkable. Notes of sugar snap peas. Red brown with a wet bubbly head.

1.7
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Enjoyed one of these, dont think I could drink more than one though. A little like spoiled wine, very sour cherry flavor. I dont think i would buy this again, but thats just my taste in beer. Would recommend anyone to try it.

3.8
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2008
a nice surprise from Bob while sunning in Pasadena. a fruit front starts off followed by a sour candy after taste. nice sweet floral sugars. big fluffy brown head. nice from start to finish.

3.9
Fin (10536) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2008
Picked this up from Westholme Stores, Goring on Thames, Oxon leg 5 of the Thames Tipple, Goring to Wargrave 14-06-08 consumed 15-06-08 Had this a few times before when in Belgium but never got around to rating unfortunately. Pours reddy brown flew out like an erupting volcano, head is off white. Aroma is sour with some fruity sherbert, taste is lovely sour fruitiness there is a real lovely cherry spikiness to this, quite lovely I forgot how nice this was.


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