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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2942   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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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.

Fin (10542) - 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.

nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Dark, Dark red pour with big fluffy carbonated head. With a sour, malty and bread aroma, maybe slight vinegar. Sour fruite taste. Its not called a sour ale for nothing! This is my first beer like this.....it was a great taste its judt not for me. I loved the color though

esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of fruit, apple, caramel, sweet malts that’s a sour. Taste of a cinnamon apple, caramel with a mild sour and alcoholic finish that is somewhat sour. My first sour ale – I guess I thought it would be a bit more sour - not that I wanted it that way.

Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2008
Brown-red colour, foamy white head. Aroma is of cherries and caramel malts. Flavour is sour cherry and apple.

greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2008
bottle. Pours deep brownish red with a small off white head. The nose is caramel, plum, and raisin. Def. sour taste. Carbonation is nice and stron on the tounge. Easy to drink but not my cup of tea. Im sure those that enjoy ciders would also enjoy this.

waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
tap. deep brown pour with thin head. black cherry pie, woody aroma. rich tartenss in back of pallet. nice black cherries. great balance. light sourness for a sour. very nice.

Cybercat (5840) - Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
This comes out of the tap a beautiful opaque chocolate brown, very appetizing. Strong aroma is more like a hard apple cider than a beer. Flavor is mouth-filling and pleasing; apple taste dominates, and there is a hint of hop bitterness. Finish is very smooth and cider-like.

cweekly (1) - USA - MAY 31, 2008 does not count
My all-time favorite! Sweet without being cloying, more complex than many single-malt scotches I enjoy, just... wow. The most interesting, complex, enjoyable, unique beer I’ve tasted in 15 years of drinking and brewing. A must try.

scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2008
sour, fruit aroma like sour cherries. reddish amber color. very sour cherry taste. i’m not usually a fan of these kind of beers but it’s not bad

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