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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2882   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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4.1
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAY 22, 2008
UPDATED: APR 20, 2009 Red brown appearance. Barely no head. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, woody, red fruits, some sweetness if sweetness is perceivable with nose. Complex but way too sweet, with some sourness. (3.8) Drank a couple of bottles, I’ve found it less sweet, with a superb sourness, mingling with a subtle vanilla woodiness and a mature red fruits note.

4.4
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Strong acetic aroma, some oakiness. Dark caramel, small creamy head. Sweet, overbalancing the tart. Acidic on the tounge. Great!

4
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2008
If nothing else, this is a beautiful-looking beer with a dark reddish brown, a thick creamy head and lots of lacing. Aroma is a nice balance of cherries and cider vinegar. Flavor is similar with a mix of sweet and tart. Cherry flavor still present, with the addition of some tart granny smith apples. Medium body and a smooth finish. I’m not a huge fan of the Flemish sour style, but this is a good, surprisingly drinkable beer.

4.3
weeAnaP (1) - USA - MAY 17, 2008 does not count
Very unusual beer for me... very surprised with the striking after taste! Beautiful color and aroma... very addicting!

3.9
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Deep amber in color with an inch-thick tan head. Mild woodsy aroma with some dried fruit character. Flavor is sweet and sour, subtle balance of oak, vanilla, cranberries, sugar and hazelnut frosting. Very, very interesting. Full bodied and complex. Excellent.

3.9
rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Pours a hazy deep reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of sour fruits....wow lots of sour funk in this one. Flavor is fruit, sweetness that balances out the sour, a little bit of nuttiness. Finishes nice and smooth. I quite enjoyed this style.

3.8
note666 (1312) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2008
250 ml bottle. nice brown , clear colour. fruity, sour taste. very pleasant to drink .

3.9
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 25 cl bottle at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Amber color, nice off-white head. Aroma is dried and sour fruit. Flavor is fruity, sweet, oak, dried fruit. Very nice carbonation. Balanced and quite balanced.

2.5
tlind2 (1772) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2008
[email protected] Cloudy reddish-brown color, lasting head. Sour, fruity aroma. The taste reminds me of both Finnish sahti-style beer and sweet red wine. The finish is dry and sour. Not a personal favorite.

3.7
coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
I am not usually a big fan of sour ales but this one hit the spot. Bottle: Pours a amber brown that les only a bit of light thru. Lacing is sparse but dense when apparent. Carbonation is steady but has separate pillars. Nose is of ripe fruit blended with lemon. Body is elastic and swings from sweet and fruity to decidely tart and sour and then repeats twoce before fading. I didnt catch any oakyness but it may have helped the rounding of body. Glad I picked this one up.


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