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97
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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: 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2012
330ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a nearly clear medium brown with a smallish half finger tan head. Ok head retention with pretty good lacing. Aroma has quite a bit of tartness and cherries along with some vinegar. Barnyard in the background along with yeast. Of all these aromas, however, tart dark fruit really dominates. The flavor really has a lot going on. Lots of tartness and dark fruit up front but there is a solid powdered cocoa flavor underneath that surprised me a little bit. Barnyard rises quickly next but it remains restrained. Quite acidic all the way through but has a slightly sticky finish. Carbonation is soft and high. Overall, a tasty but not over the top complex brew. It would make a good introduction into the expansive world of wild Belgian beers.


2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Juggernaut84 (251) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2017 Optik: tiefes Rot und feiner Schaum, nichts zu beanstanden und sehr appetitlicher Anblick. Nase: reife Sure und trockene Frchte, wenn man schwenkt kommt eine stark tzende Klebstoffnote die in Apfelessig endet. Fr mich ein zu krasses Off-Flavor auch fr Sauer. Mund: samtig weiches Mundgefhl adstringierende Balsamico-Sure die zusammen mit der leichten Carbonisation schn prickelt. Der Abgang ist trocken und anhaltend. wre die Nase nicht so mies wrde ich es mgen.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CyborgX (90) - THAILAND - FEB 16, 2017
Tap - aroma is sour and full bodied. Taste follows the aroma but with some sweet tones, giving a very intense attack on the senses as sweet and sour combintion frequently do. I love this stuff in bottles, on tap its even better! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2522) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Nose is sweet and light vinegar. Thick and chewy. Lots of sweet and then some Brett and sour. Nice overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koncert92 (390) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
butelka 750ml. nikły aromat, lecz przyjemny. pięknie się prezentuje, piana utrzymuje się, ładnie zdobi szkło. w smaku świetny balans pomiędzy kwaśnością a słodkością. suszone czerwone owoce, pełne w smaku. Świetne.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2605) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Reddish-brown ale. Vinous, rich, fruity, sweet & sour. Sweet dark cherries balanced by slightly wine-vinegary sourness. Very nice! (2008)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrabren (1111) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 11, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Vrutak, Zagreb. Shared with Vinja 666 and Nikola. Dark brown, coke color, small off-white head. Wine, cherry-brandy, basement aromas, alcohol, glue. Sour and gluey dryness. Astringent, very dry, medium body, lingering dry finish. Very sour, a beer for true sour lovers. Very nice and interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graziano85 (444) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2017
Deep amber/brown color, clear, with a small creamy head, disappearing with some lace. Aroma is licorice, some lactic acid, a little tartness, some wood notes. Taste is more lactic acid, vinegar but not intense, wood. Dry mouthfeel, good carbonation, not too much fizzy, refreshing. Its not a Rodenbach Grand Cru, but its a nice beer of this style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejackpacker (199) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home. An incredibly odd beer with which Ive had a complicated relationship. First time I thought it was the nastiest thing God put on this earth. The second time, maybe one of the best. This time, this wine like beer came off more sweet than sour. It is of course very tart and had very powerful flavours of sherry and wine vinegar (so sherry vinegar). Berry pick a mix. I wish it felt more Belgian / alcoholic as it came off too sweet and vinegary this time. Was clearly better off draught at the pub in Sweden!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (377) - - FEB 6, 2017
C. Pours a clear reddish brown color with khaki head. Not bad flavor, but a little more sour than i like

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wischylini (286) - Grimstad, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2017
Appearance Pours a clear brownish red with a small off-white head
Aroma Malty, vinous, balsamic vinegar, cranberries, cherries, grape, acetone, and hints of oaken barrels and spices
Taste Sweet, with a mild sourness
Palate Medium body, with high carbonation
Overall Pretty good, but the acetone is a bit too over-pronounced


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