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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: 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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3.8
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Dark brown body with offwhite head. good fruity aroma with a lot of dark malt. Taste was very malty with a nice finish.

4.4
authenticbeer (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2007 does not count
Pours out smooth with minuscule carbonation. The nose on this beer is full of dark fruit with spicy/sour hints. The taste was malty sweet, with the sour aspects saved for the finish. Recommendation: In bottle, store for about 2-3 months to make sure the yeast takes up some of the residual sweetness if the beer is still young.

4.1
andrewtroth (25) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
A strikingly deep, dark red in appearance, with a persistent but light and frothy head. Sweet but not cloying, with just the right note of sourness. An excellent brew to savor.

4
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 30, 2007
Draft @ BSP. Pours a deep garnet red with lingering lacing thin head. nose of sour cherries, oakiness, smoke, some dry malts, palate extremely well balanced between flemish sourness and woody malt sweetness. Probably the most tasteful flemish sour I’ve tried, way less acetic than others.

4.6
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Dark pour with a small short lived head. Vert sweet and complex, with nut flavors as well as some oak, but a nice sour finish. Great, def worth haveing again and again. One of my favs

4.6
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 RERATE: After trying this for a second time, I have confirmed that my first attempt was in fact a skunky bottle. That said, this is my first flemish sour, quite an experience! Nose is loads of sweet cherry, sweet apple and almonds. Moderate carbonation, lots of intriguing sweet malt and sour mash, almost strikes me as a very concentrated cider. Ever so slightly syrup character leaves a lingering nutty finish much like a good sherry, where the sour really shines. The finish really is the best part, it lasts for minutes and invites the next sip. An excellent beer.

4.9
RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Aroma is a bold sweet scent that is almost like a red wine. Color is a deep maroon with very goes carbonation a a thick tight head. Taste is rich and sweet. Starting with a full/medium body it goes down easy with a light sweet feel. Finish comes in sweet and rich with a slightly sour wine like taste that dissipates quickly leaving you clean. This is one of the most unique and interesting beer I have ever had. Its just wonderful, its sour yet sweet and rich yet light. I have never had anything like it.

4
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Great sour flavors are amazing. Some fruit on aroma ans well as tartness. Fruity malt sweetness taste with some figs and dates and raisins. Nice body. Could be great with dessert or after dinner. Flemish sour not so much but has a sour oak taste to me. Chocolate covered strawberries or a pear and provolone salad sounds like a great pairing.

3.8
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 25, 2007
A nice flemish to begin with, in my opinion. Subtle, mild, and very drinkable - gulpable even. Aroma crosses vanilla, oak, cherries and the funk. Taste is similar to a caramel sour apple - nice all around...but sometimes shows a slight resemblance of soda pop. I like it though...nice balanced and complex brew. Wish it was bigger...

3.9
BelgiskOlklub (1085) - Viby J, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2007
25 cl. bottle. One of my favourites. A great sweet and sour beer in good balance. Has a touch of oak barrels in the finish.


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