overall
97
84
style
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: 2826   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2007
I am predisposed to Flemish Sours. Beer pours dark ruby color with a big, totally retained, bubbly off white colored head. Aroma is a bit vinegar like with a bit of earthiness and yeast. Flavor is likewise, though for me the sourness is too much like vinegar to be as enjoyable as might be. There is some cherry sweetness as well. Just not going to be my favorite in the category.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2007
beautiful dark brown hazy color with a short lived light brown head. flavor is very unique. a sweet malty start that finishes with a tremendous tart flavor. only complaint is that it is slightly too carbonated and that tartness may take away from some complexities. overall it is a refreshingly unique beer

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. A typical belgium dark beer, not bad but at the same time not special. Not very complex with a bit artificial flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
bottle. dark amber color. no head. buttery aroma. berrys in aroma too. lots of berrys in taste. woddy and acidy. strong and sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours an off colour maroon. Thin white head. Very sweet, thick. A little too sweet for me. Nice and warming going down. Good with desert.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Red ale color with thin tanish head. Sour nose (in a good way) and a good lightly sweet cider taste. Leaves palate clean. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle from Santa - Thanks! Deep ruby, tan head. Nose is candied balsamic vinegar, tons of fruit, caramel malt, light acid. Flavor is more of the candied balsamic, lots of caramel, light chocolate notes, refreshing fruits (apple pops out and then disappears again), pleasingly tart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark ruby, thin off white/pink head. Aroma is sour sherry, vinegar, oak, brandy. Flavor is sour, tangy cherry: peaks and then drops into a nice sherry/wheat/bologna hum. Quite sweet, but not offensive. My mother would like this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. Clear reddish brown, or maybe burgund... Tiny khaki head. Alluring aromas of portwine and balsamic vinegar. Fruity sweet-acidic flavors, mostly cherries. Also notes of dried fruits, almonds and rock-candy. Syrupy mouthfeel. Quite sweet finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Bottle. Poured reddish brown with off white head. Acidic nose, with notes of dried cherrries, brown sugar and leather. Delicious tart flavors with cherry and oak. Fairly full bodied. Long sour aftertaste. I wish i had another bottle right now!


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