Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 2828   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
derekalyon (11) - - OCT 12, 2016
Woody, reddish brown color without head Very slight funk on the nose Sweet on the tongue Aging readily apparent 8 & 18-month aged (blend), 6% alc ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matbigrey (116) - Mascouche, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
330ml bottle. Maple Syrup color with almost no head. Strong oak and brown sugar aromas. very thin body, tastes what it smells, little to no hop presence. little sour aftertaste...I dont know this is really not my type of beer... maybe itll be yours. Cheers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steffan (67) - WALES - SEP 30, 2016
Brownish red in colour, small head that fades quickly. Taste....ugh. This was an odd mixture of bitter ale and sherry. Cant believe there isnt sherry, port or sweet red wine in this. Very sweet and hard to drink. Cloying on the palate, took over an hour to lump it. Hated it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (307) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 29, 2016
Pours ruby-brown with a medium beige head and nice lacing. Wonderful aroma of red and black currant, caramel, vinegar, funk, hints of dark bread. Tastes medium sweet and sour, hints of bitterness on finish. Medium body, high carbonation, nice alcoholic finish. Great balance and aroma, lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szymonskc (665) - Skrcz, POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Zapach intensywny, kwaśny, czerwone wino, drewno, owoce, ocet. Kolor ciemnobrązowy, klarowne. Piana niska, drobna, trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku lekka słodycz, kwaśne, średnia pełnia, wino, drewno, owoce, ocet. Goryczka niska, wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (253) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle 0,25. Pours dark brown and redish with large off-white head. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, malts, berries. Taste is cherries, red berries, malts, hint of oak and tobacco. Sour at first but with some sweetness taking slowly over. Reminds somewhat of red lemonade. Interesting mix of sweet and sour. Medium body and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tapefuzz (245) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2016
11.oz bottle. Pours deep brownish red with a smallish, quickly-dissipating, bubbly beige head. Aroma is cherries, plums, vinegar, malt, and oak. Taste is similar with a light sweetness and a fairly strong sourness. Well-balanced vinegar. Finish is vinegar and light alcohol. Somewhat wine-like. Full body. Prickly, medium carbonation. Heavy, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlf (402) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2016
Pitch black clear with small brownish head; aroma is sour lactic fruity with grainy malt, some chocolate and cacao; taste is medium sweet, very fruity, slightly sour, gentle roast aroma, nice malty background; thin refreshing mouthfeel, medium carbonation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (2362) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
Rating #2139 -2015.10.28 - Bottle @7Degrees Beer School. Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is vinegar, balsam wood, mild accrid. Palate is well balanced - lots of balsamic notes, some woody oak components, and a leathery, tobacco bitter funk note -unreally tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bierdimpfe (550) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Almost opaque dark brown color with strong glass clinging activity. Slightly creamy brown 2 finger head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, creating a very good amount of legs. Flavors of worcestershire sauce, rotten dark fruits, ester fruits, grapes, cherries, cheese, stinky feet, herbal spices and yeast. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Strong thick bitter finish with a long lasting super dry fruity putrid leathery vinous feel, ending with a barbecue sauce feel, a little oaky, and a blue cheese and peppery aftertaste. Overall I dont like this craft due to an overly rotten feel with excessive flavors. Too bitter, not accessible at all, really hardcore stuff. Poor unbalanced flavors and no freshness. Could not even finish the bottle. Bad bottle maybe?

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