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97
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: 2842   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freedivesurfer (13) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Reddish brown in color with a thick creamy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma reminds of wine, sweet, fruity, sour, maybe vinegar. Notes of coffee. Taste is sweet with a sourish finish. Definitely tart cherry and berries. medium sourness, medium sweetness, Ive drank some beers that were extremely sour recently, this has a nice balance of sweet and sour. medium bodied. Really enjoying this beer. Nice blend of funkiness and sour. Very drinkable. First time drinking this and will be definitely revisit.


4
beermastersasho (33) - - AUG 16, 2017
Really good beer, I have tried many times... good with cheeses, gauda, emental, apricots... Nice, sweet taste, sour finish, taste as its origin SOUR RED BROWN. But last bottle I have tried was not as the old bottles. Beer was really heavy sour. Dunno why. So i took minus -2points.

4.1
Michcio (841) - Gdansk, POLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Barwa miedziano-rubinowa, wpadająca w brunatny, klarowne, piana w kolorze złamanej bieli, umiarkowanie obfita, ładnie zdobi szkło. W aromacie nieco wiśni, octu, czerwone wino. W smaku wytrawne, kwaśność na poziomie do umiarkowanego, nuty wiśniowe, lekko stajenne, skórzane, czerwone wino, ocet. Wyraźna przyprawowość na finiszu, dochodzą też drewniane taniny, kojarzące się z winem. Leciutki, szlachetny alkohol, wanilia na granicy autosugestii. Wysycenie średnie, ciało solidne, świetna pijalność, dużo się dzieje. Świetne piwo, spełnia wysokie oczekiwania, warto do niego wracać za każdym razem.

4.6
barrelagedluv (33) - Pittsburg, California, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Pours into a snifter the luscious cherry, copper colored ale with a subtle foam lacing. Tiny bubbles rise rapidly like an Italian soda. The oakiness is underplayed in the aroma, with notes of cherries and spiced vinegar. The finish is exceptionally rich and satisfying, the 2 year plus aging is impeccable. The barrels used are some of the best I’ve tasted in a beer, usually this artisan technique is reserved for 4 yr plus brandy or wine. Top marks all around... cheers BV Belgium!

2.6
Cybuch (424) - Muszyna, POLAND - AUG 12, 2017
W aromacie kon, stajnie i troche octu. Mocno funky. Barwa burgundowa, piana drobna, utrzymujaca sie. W smaku octowe, dosyc slodkie, tu gorzej niz w aromacie. Zbyt duzo octu, przechodzi to w nuty owocwe, ale troche zbyt to intensywne. Bardzo ciekawe, ale zbyt octowe. Ciezko mi skonczyc to piwo, ten ocet tak meczy, chyba cos tu nie zagralo.

4.5
robinshute123 (40) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Just an incredible beer with so much flavour, depth and just anything that is good. Quite sweet and vinegar ish in flavour. A must try beer!

3.8
dambor (720) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Pourss ruby red with medium head. Aroma: horse blanket and a bitnof funkiness, but also oak and red fruit. Taste: incredibly well balanced between sourness and malty sweetness, nice funk in the back.

4.3
thomashoogendam (11) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
The beer has an average appereance, ruby brown in color with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma is full of vinegary sourness mingled with red fruits and some dried fruits as well. Gorgeous and inviting. The taste is amazing, the first sip is mouth-puckering sour, but you quickly get used to that. Sweet like red and dried fruits, vinegary. Somehow there’s something that reminds me of marcipan. The finish is a lingering sourness, not to heavy, with that sweetnes coming in as a perfect balance. All in all, on the best beers I’ve ever had!!

4
antsaluga (157) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 10, 2017
Brunatne i dość klarowne. Piana buduje się ładna, ale szybko znika. W zapachu dominują nuty winne i octowe. Lekka czekolada w tle. Trochę dębiny i wiśni. W smaku drewno zdecydowanie mocniej sie przebija. Kwaśne, wytrawne, piwo ma wspaniałą fakturę - jest bardzo gładkie i rozpływa się na języku. Jego winny charakter dodaje całości elegancji. Świetne piwo.

3.8
dzurek (201) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Barwa ciemnoczerwona, klarowna, piany brak. W aromacie piękny winny zapach, wiśnie dominują. W smaku bardzo dużo wiśni, ogólnie czerwonych owoców, drewna. Średnia kwaśność, taninowa goryczka. Wysycenie wysokie.

4.6
redbull12 (29) - POLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Fenomenalne i bardzo ciekawe piwo. Aromat głównie ciemne wiśnie, ocet i w tle majaczy ciemna czekolada. W smaku kwaskowe, wisniowe, dębowe, słodkie i mocno gazowane. Zaskakujaco mało tanin. Wspaniałe i niezwykle bogate piwo.


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