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96
85
style
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: 2869   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
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2007
I like flemish sours and this was no exception,a tart and sour finish with a dark overtones but it was overall a very good beer.CHEERS!

3.5
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2007
bottle. average khaki head-really good lacing. mahogany body. aromas of sour fruit, vinegar, and some malts are all noticed. flavor is sour, sour, and then some sweet. first flemish sour-pretty damn good.

3.8
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2007
750ml. Pours a brown with red highlights and a very airy white head. Aroma is subdued tartness and sourness with a strong scent of vinegar. Flavor is not qhat I expected. Chocolate with very little tartness or sourness. Some fruitiness but not at all like what the aroma would indicate. Interesting indeed.

3.6
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2007
June 08 expiration. Light reddish to orangy amber with a relatively average offwhite head. Sweet vinous nose. A bit oaky but largely smells like delicious candy. On the low carbonation side with some bit of viscosity, I mean it’s not watery. Sweet sweet vinous maltiness. Grape, a bit of oak, and even some alcohol. A bit tannic, but it could be much more tannic to give this beer more balance. It’s just a bit too sweet for it’s own good. A long lingering tannic bit with some sweetness. More balance makes this a wonderful beer. as it is, this is strictly for desert.

2.1
TEJA (3203) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
A bottle that aged for 3 mounths. Too much leftover suger that makes it unballanced. The acidity don’t tast clean as in a Rodenbach.

3.7
wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Tried at Stone Brewery. Strong diacetyl smell/feel. Tangy and sweet. Nice lacing, deep red color. My friend says he’s never tasted a diacetyl problem in this beer, but it was bad in this one.7,4,6,3,15: 3.5 01/6/07: Had at PP bottle shop with deftim13, hapjydeuce, denverlogan, Sean, and Ryan. Brought by Logan. Thanks! 8,3,8,3,17:3.9

3.8
Skinnyviking (9674) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle. High and lasting creamy off-white head. Beautiful clear ruby body with a lot of carbonation. Vinegar grape fruit like aroma. Flavor pretty sugary vinegar sour. Pleasant and long berries aftertaste.

4
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAY 27, 2007
0,25 bottle. Dark. Taste is of aples and sour. Wine-like. Aroma sour and of alcohol. Great stuff!

4.8
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Corked bottle. Pours with a moderate lacy white head. Perfect mahogany with ruby hue. Smell is very complex. Belgium malt, cherry, plum, and raspberry vinegarette. The taste is deliciously complex, with a bracing sourness thats followed by lots of fruity and spicy sweetness. An incredible beer that marriages all the characteristics of a good burgundy wine and a delicious Belgian ale.

4.2
LinusStick (3498) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2007 *new comment* There was another beer that was retired under a similar name-One of the best Flemish sour ales I’ve had** Delicious is all I can say...thanks to Ron at Vintage Estates for reccomending this. Pour a dark gold with a 2 finger off white head. Aroma of vinegar. Taste of vinegar and malt. Very refreshing and a nice change of pace. I didn’t know this was retired. I am going to try to scoop as many of these up as I can!
Earlier Rating: 5/25/2007 Total Score: 3.7
Delicious is all I can say...thanks to Ron at Vintage Estates for reccomending this. Pour a dark gold with a 2 finger off white head. Aroma of vinegar. Taste of vinegar and malt. Very refreshing and a nice change of pace. I didn’t know this was retired. I am going to try to scoop as many of these up as I can!


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