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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2887   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2007
11.2oz bottle. Pours reddish brown in color with foamy brown head. Sweet aroma. Taste of cherries and tart with sour finish/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
A good flanders red indeed. It pours deep chestnut/deep drown with red hues. The head is tiny bubbles, that live a long time. Sour cherry aroma, sherry, oak, some vanilla, and apples with some yeasty funk. This one was sweeter than expected (like bruised apples) and had some nice lactic funk with good cherry and wood flavours. FInish was spritzy and tart. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
On Tap Hamiltons. Deep red/brownish color. tart w/light fruit nose. Strong carbonation and a moderately sweettart ale. very refreshing!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Smell is sour grapes and butter. Dark red body with lovely white head. Taste is pungent sour half & half, butter, some cider. Brutal on the palate. Never had a flemish sour before, and I may steer clear of them in the future. Good lord.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Draught. Reddish burgundy hue, raspberry with slight yeast aroma. Sour, fruity and wheat notes. tart finish. Fairly complex. My first flemish sour. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours red/brown, with an off white head. Aroma is sour fruit, yeast, and has a bit of funkiness. Flavor is a mix of sweet and sour....aApples, cherries, malt, and yeast. Thanks to dirty_martini for this bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (3100) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Flaske. Ikke min type l, men en flot surhed i fohold til sdmen fra rrsukkeren, som tydeligt trder igennem. Ikke s ringe endda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Rated 8/4/07. Dark reddish purple coloring. Medium sized white head that settles to a thin film. Leaves behind a spotty lacing. Aroma is of sour apple cider, sweet caramel malts, pear juice, and yeast. The smell is really quite appealing. The flavor is sweet and sour, with sweet caramel malts melding with tart apple cider. Body gets a bit syrupy as it warms, which combined with the carbonation level makes it almost soda-like. Everything is fairly appealing and well done, its just a bit too sweet for me. Would make for a good desert beverage, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours red/brown with thin white head. Smells of cherry. Tastes again of cherry with thin roasted malt sweetness. Good balance with the sour. Finishes with long cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (2178) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Draught @ Eulogy: This one pours a very dark, ruby red color. There was almost no head or lacing on mine. Nice sour aroma. Hints of cherries to it. The taste is quite good. It has a mainly sour malty taste, with some residual sweetness. Sour cherries and apples are prevalent, but not overpowering. Very Good!

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