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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2884   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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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.

3.7
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.

3.4
Defreni (3295) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Flaske. Ikke min type øl, men en flot surhed i fohold til sødmen fra rørsukkeren, som tydeligt træder igennem. Ikke så ringe endda.

3.5
Beerlando (3343) - 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.

4.2
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.

3.9
boto (2263) - 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!

3.4
Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
A nice tart aroma, with hints of oak and a touch of cherry in it. Pours a dark ruby color with a thin tan head that as it receded, left sheets of lacing on the side of the glass. Hmm... where was all of that tartness in the flavor. The beer comes across mainly sweet with just a touch of sourness in it. Just a touch of oak and cherries survive the sweet vanilla onslaught. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, not something I’ll pick up again. There are much better Flemish Sours out there in my opinion.

4.2
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Pours a amber colour with a medium tan head. Aroma is tart, fruity, and strong notes of cherry. Initial taste is sour cherry, plum, and dark fruits. Finishing tart and lasting cherry palate. Great lacing of the glass, great head retention, soft carbonation. Everything was perfectly balanced. This stuff rocks!

4.1
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2007
A liberal sample given to the wife at THall on tap. A sharp hard tart aroma of fruit. A flovor of tart furit cherries mostly I think. A tad of bitter fruit as well. Smooth carbonation and solid mouthfeel. A very good beer overall.


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