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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2826   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Guest tap at Town Hall in Minneapolis. A breat blend of brett sour and grain sweet. Low hops, as one would expect. Well done. So unusual to find something like this on tap, especially in Minnesota. A little bit sweet to drink too much of it, but a 4-6oz. pour is perfect. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Deep ruby brown color, very little head. Aromas are on the sweetish side, sour cherries seem to dominate. Flavor is very sweet, not much sourness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 Oh the sour goodness! Found this lurking in the back at Town Hall Brewpub tonight. normally i would like to have the local, but I find it hard to find Flemish Ale in my perts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Very dark ruby-brown with a thin white foamy head. Mild sweet-tart aromas with some fruity notes. Medium-bodied, lightly carbonated. Not real sour tasting, but instead cherry and red grape fruitiness with a sweet finish. The tartness was pretty mellow here and it seems to lack the depth of some of the other Sours Ive had recently. Not really what Im looking for style-wise, but a good brew on its own accord.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2007
I like flemish sours and this was no exception,a tart and sour finish with a dark overtones but it was overall a very good beer.CHEERS!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2007
bottle. average khaki head-really good lacing. mahogany body. aromas of sour fruit, vinegar, and some malts are all noticed. flavor is sour, sour, and then some sweet. first flemish sour-pretty damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2007
750ml. Pours a brown with red highlights and a very airy white head. Aroma is subdued tartness and sourness with a strong scent of vinegar. Flavor is not qhat I expected. Chocolate with very little tartness or sourness. Some fruitiness but not at all like what the aroma would indicate. Interesting indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2007
June 08 expiration. Light reddish to orangy amber with a relatively average offwhite head. Sweet vinous nose. A bit oaky but largely smells like delicious candy. On the low carbonation side with some bit of viscosity, I mean its not watery. Sweet sweet vinous maltiness. Grape, a bit of oak, and even some alcohol. A bit tannic, but it could be much more tannic to give this beer more balance. Its just a bit too sweet for its own good. A long lingering tannic bit with some sweetness. More balance makes this a wonderful beer. as it is, this is strictly for desert.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TEJA (2622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
A bottle that aged for 3 mounths. Too much leftover suger that makes it unballanced. The acidity dont tast clean as in a Rodenbach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1871) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Tried at Stone Brewery. Strong diacetyl smell/feel. Tangy and sweet. Nice lacing, deep red color. My friend says hes never tasted a diacetyl problem in this beer, but it was bad in this one.7,4,6,3,15: 3.5 01/6/07: Had at PP bottle shop with deftim13, hapjydeuce, denverlogan, Sean, and Ryan. Brought by Logan. Thanks! 8,3,8,3,17:3.9

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