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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: 2859   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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3.9
mieszal92 (299) - Gliwice, POLAND - AUG 29, 2017
This legend is an absolute masterpiece. If there is any limit of vinegar I can effort, and over which a beer is tiring (while below which- it’s boring)- this point is here obtained. A complex sourness is delivered, apart vinegar, by apples, subtle cherries. There’s some curious spiciness (on a brown pepper side), some interesting wine and wood astringency. High carbonation suits the total impression. Very drinkable, refreshing. Too much iron, though. Resembles a semi-sweet wine. So good it’s 8 polish zlotych only, wondering how much cheaper it is around the source...

4.3
AnthonyLuke (1) - - AUG 26, 2017 does not count
Delicious! Fruity well balanced beer with good acidity. Plum, cherry and raspberry notes with aged balsamic vinegar in the not so distant background.

3.7
madnorwegian (243) - FRANCE - AUG 25, 2017
Very yummy. Great balance between acidity, sweetness and bitterness. Stewed cherries, and strawberries, candied apples. Great stuff

4
Listigovers (1264) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2017
Dark brown with tan head. Slight sweetness up front, a lot of balsamic vinegar and sharpness in the aftertaste. Smell is hard to put your finger on exactly, definitely woody, maybe a bit leathery? Medium and smooth, oily, milky body, thinned out by acidity. Quite a unique experience.

5
balkhawk (15) - - AUG 21, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2017 Brandywine, red fruit, vinegar, aged oak. fermented effervescence. sour, with a dingy then rewarding after taste. 100/100 stranded on desert island, would have to choose between Duchess and Guinness.

2
PhillyCraft (7584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Backlog, this has always been one of the worst beers that I ever tried going back to 07-08 when I first really got into Craft beer. At monks, ruby red color with average head. Notes are nothing besides piss and vinegar. I don’t think I’ll ever appreciate this belgian ale.

4.2
Schnabelhund (108) - TAIWAN - AUG 19, 2017
Duchesse de Bourgogne pours a dark color with a deep red hue. Its tan head is small, but leaves nice lacing behind. The bouquet is very fruity with vinous notes of muscat, plums, and red berries. The attack is malty but is quickly followed by a light- to medium-bodied mid-palate with vibrant notes of of apple vinegar, cherry, plum, as well as hints of lemon and banana. The hop contributes minimal bitterness that becomes more apparent in the crisp finish. A great and complex brew.

2.1
pmonnier (7) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2017 does not count
Très acide. Comme du vinaigre de pommes. Est-ce cette bouteille ou normal. Je n'aime pas du tout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
GeorgesF (18) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2017 Very sour vinegary. Balsamic aroma and tatse. pronounced wood aromas. very interesting, but quite tasty

4
beermastersasho (89) - - AUG 16, 2017
Really good beer, I have tried many times... good with cheeses, gauda, emental, apricots... Nice, sweet taste, sour finish, taste as its origin SOUR RED BROWN. But last bottle I have tried was not as the old bottles. Beer was really heavy sour. Dunno why. So i took minus -2points.


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