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


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RATINGS: 2904   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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jdunlow49 (2) - , Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008 does not count
A favorite since my first tasting... almost champagne-like effervescence and fizz that forces you to sip instead of gulp. best as the first beer of the night b/c it seems almost too sour after anything else. fruity and vinegar-y, it’s one of the most unique beers I’ve had and would def put it on my top 5

Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a thumbnail of tan head over a dark, dark, blackish/brown body. Sour nose of vinegar, salt, and berries. Flavors include green apple, apple cider, cola, soy sauce, and teriyaki in the finish. Finishes crisp and clean; not as vinegary as many Flemish sours tend to be. Medium/full carbonation and medium body. This is a pleasant sour ale.

CafeeOndineke (35) - Melle, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2008
25cl bottle, rubybrown with head that disappears quick, aroma is sour and fruity, taste is more sweet than sour, oaky.., aftertaste dry and sweet. A woman’s beer as we would say..cfr. the label :-) this a surprising beer doesnt taste like it smells, as i told a customer that just smelled and didnt want it. He didnt get home sober.. ;-) very good beer!

VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle - Pours a slightly cloudy reddish-brown in color with a small light tan head that faded to a very thin covering over the beer. Small amount of lacing. Aroma is moderately sour with apple and some spiciness. Flavor is quite apple cider-like... almost an apple wine character. In spite of the initial sourness the beer is actually quite sweet. Lingering sweetness on the finish. "Sparkly" carbonation. When I first smelled this beer I thought that I would not like it... I was wrong... it is a pretty good beer.

Petrucci914 (921) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours a rich ruby color with a thick bubbly head. Aroma is slightly vinegar, apple, a bit of wood and dark fruit. Taste is light wood, red grapes, apple peel, with a metallic finish. Not your typical sour but still enjoyable.

Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Pours a ruby color with thick off white frothy head that fades quickly. Aroma is of light spice, dark fruit, mild wood notes and a light sourness. Taste is very vinuous with some red grape, light wood and some light alcohol. Moderate carbonation and sour finish. Light astringence.

craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2008
bottle. pours a brilliant deep red with a decent size off white head. deep aromas of dark fruits, cherries, and apples. very sweet and full of fruit. full body over the palate with the sour apples coming forward, followed by dark cherries and some sweet wine. Nice sour finish... not too sour, just the right amount for my tastes. Excellent sour...

BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Had at the Abbey, and shared by dragonstout. Thanks Brian!! Pour was a dark ruby red. Aroma was soured fruit. Flavor was berries, sour apples, and a hint of spice. I imagine this would be a good beer to try to get used to sours, if, like me, you do not like sours!

swanmann (782) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 1, 2008
The big bottle poured deep mahogany with cherry tones and fluffy tan head. Smells of dark fruits with caramel notes. The flavor is definitely fruity and sweet, with a slight alcohol warmth. It’s a good tasting sour, but not too complex. Medium bodied with sufficient carb. Very tasty.

ogivlado (8331) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 31, 2008
Bottled(250ml). -Reddish/brown coloured, small pale tan head, sour wine like almost vinegar nose. The taste is also vinegar, very sour fruity, light spicy and lactic with notes of caramel, wood and maybe glue. Strong sourness in the finish. Didn’t impress me.

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