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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: 2842   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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kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Duchesse de Bourgogne
Date: 09/25/2003
Mode: Bottle

dark amber, nice tan head, strong sweet alcoholic aroma with lots of oak character, big bold flavor, sweet, sour, slightly hot (?),
-------- /> Name: Duchesse de Bourgogne
Date: 04/07/2005
Score: ii+ to iiii
Words: Bottle
Words: Ale Atlanta

clear brown, light tart malt aroma, rich malt flavor, nice sweetness, slight tart finish,
-------- /> Name: Duchesse de Bourgogne
Date: 03/26/2006
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Score: iii to iiii

ruby red, thin beige head, big woody tart cherry aroma, creamy body, lots of oaked cherry flavor temped by some oaked character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: ***4

3.9
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2007
oh that’s beautiful! intriguing sour aroma that masks the depth to come. deep dark red, fluffy spongy head. sharp sour bite is quickly matched with a velvety soft sweetness and cherry finish. the oak came out halfway through and continued to get sweeter.

3.2
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Ruby red cranberry pour with cllingy lacing. This beer looks like sparkling cider. Sour fruit aroma. Dried sour fruit flavor, yeasty. Dry mouthfeel, velvety. This beer might appeal to a lot of people, but it’s not really my taste. Seems closer to cider than beer.

3.7
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle. Deep reddish brown with offwhite head. Sweet and sour nose of red wine vinegar and tart cherries. Flavor is mostly cherry sweetness over a nice tart background. Not nearly as sour as the nose implies, which is disappointing. Not overly sweet, just not terribly complex. Tasty stuff.

3.7
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a brown head. Excellent sweet aroma and sour taste, with cherries the dominant flavour. I’m not usually a fan of sour ales, but this is excellent.

4.2
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/

3.5
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.

3.8
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!

2.5
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.

3.9
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.


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