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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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4.4
jainsv (113) - USA - FEB 6, 2007
This is the first flemish sour ale I have tried. It pours a deep red/brown color with a thin bubbly white head. It smells fruity with a hint of malt. The taste initially reminds you of wine with a semi-sweet taste which instantly changes to a nice sour aftertaste. Overall, an excellent beer.

3
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
12oz Bottle @ Coles Buffalo NY. Reddish brown pour. Sour aroma & taste. I know this is the point but just doesn’t do it for me. I’m sure it’s a wonderfully made beer.

3.7
Sten (755) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2007
Dark coloured beer with a fast diminishing head. Sourish in the aroma, sour and sweet taste. Well balanced beer. Very good to quench your thirst, specially nice in the summer. (Bottle 25cl)

4.1
ekstedt (6948) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Bottle. Red amber with a thick, creamy, beige head with long retention. Aroma very cider-like (red apples) with hints of wood. Smooth mouthfeel with a refreshing carbonation. Flavour adds a nice sweetness that is well integrated with the apple sourness. Very nice!

2.5
midke (2) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
caramel, citrus, basement aromas, alcohol, raisin, vanilla, medium body, flat, brown, red, cloudy,

3.8
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Bottle from Systembolaget. Never thought I’d say a beer that smells of hair spray would be worth drinking - but this beauty is. Amazing smells of oak, a bit of sour funk and cherry stones (and of course the hair spray). Very wine/sherry-like in flavour, with a very sweet fruit accent that plays off nicely against the mild sourness and minimal bitterness. One of those beers that just sticks out. Weird but worthy!

3
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle. Dark red colour with a fast receding off-white head. Smells a bit funny at first. Vinous aroma with cherries, acidic with lambic tones. Flavour is very sweet in the beginning followed by a slightly sour cherry taste ending with a synthetic finish. Soft mouthfeel.

3.7
Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2007
Botlle who it stand on the label back,best before 12-11-2005. So this tasting of the beer was so exiting, because I never taste a belgium beer who has "ended" before I tasted it. Colour was deep red clear,no head at all. Aroma was Vine, and has kin of berry nose .Yeasty,citric,and in the end a bit of acid tones too. Flavor was vine,fruity,,some malt, and a smouth nice bitternes. Reminds me about a spanich Vine with a bit of oag age feeling. This was exiting! Medium body, medium finish.

3.9
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle at The White Horse on Parsons Green (London), a clear ruby red with a bubbly off-white head. A rich syrupy malt aroma with a touch of raspberry (and maybe plum). Strong raspberry flavours again, but a great spritzy palate, not syrupy at all.

3.8
emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a ruby red, lacks some depth but still nice. The head was quick to form, offwhite, slightly frothy, and left a nice lace. The aroma was sweet/tart cherry, oak, sharp spice. The flavor was similar with the cherry and oak, had some warm spice to it and some earthy notes. Nice flavor. The palate was nice too. It was slightly harsh, but in a pleasing way. It was crisp and full with a warm sharp bite to it. The finish had the sharp crispness to it as well. The alcohol didn’t really show itself other than the warmth. Overall a tastey brew that I’d have again if given the chance.


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