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


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RATINGS: 2865   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
750ml bottle into a New Belgium goblet. A: Pours a dark burgundy color. The off-white shaded head, in typical sour ale fashion, is quick to fade, but starts at three fingers high due to an aggressive pour. Nice specks of lacing left on the glass, though. S: It starts off with a load of wine grapes and lesser notes of cherries. As it opens up in the glass, it develops more and more acetic vinegar notes. Still, its very well balanced within the (restrained) sugary sweetness. T: The opening is moderately tart, nothing to rape the palate, but something thats definitely palpable. It develops into a leathery finish that I find quite offensive at first - after a few sips, though, the palate adjusts to its presence. The more I sip, the more its fruity cherry notes come forward on the back end. After a while, I start to enjoy its sweet/tart balance. As much as I enjoy it, the musty strangeness (especially on exhales/burps) brings it down a touch. M: The palate is never fully beat down by tartness...the sweet finish does a great job of keeping it in check. I would complain that its too sweet, but I wont. This is too drinkable and refreshing for me to care. O: If anything, this is something of a middle ground between Lindemans sugar bombs and a proper sour ale. The sugary sweetness is quite prevalent, yet it doesnt overpower the tart qualities. I can see this being very approachable to sour ale beginners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggiebob (1009) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle. It pours a dark red color with a thin biege head and minimal lacing. The aroma is berries, plums, cherries and grapes. It has a lite tartness. Very nice and enjoyable sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geolgau (59) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAR 18, 2017
Pours dark red, with a beige head. First time with this style, so I may be a little biased. Nose is sharp and sour: vinegar, grapes, grape juice, dark berries. Very unusual, but Im drawn in. First taste: explosion of different tastes, there is so much stuff going on that i cant grasp all of the flavors. Sensing fruits, sweet-sour cherry, sharpness. After a couple of more sips, theres a nice aceto balsamico taste. Like a sour fruit salad. Plums, grapes, tartiness. Every sip is different. This is a huge surprise for me! Very awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppymate (8) - Gnrac, FRANCE - MAR 18, 2017 does not count
Odeur de vin , robe rouge/noire,peu de mousse , got acide vinaigr avec un final bois qui nous rappelle le fut de chne dans lequel elle a ferment , un gout dlicatement sucr qui reste sur le palet. Pour conclure cest une excellente bire assez complexe et peu chre environ 2,50 E

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy_Luke (1472) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Księżna Burgundii klasykiem jest... Co do tego nie ma wątpliwości. A czy komuś ten klasyk pasuje, czy nie, to już osobny temat. Ja należę do tej pierwszej grupy! Ciemnobrązowy kolor, z praktycznie zerową pianą. W aromacie bardzo intensywnie! Nuty winne, słodkie, ze sporą dawką owocw. W smaku bardzo dużo nut słodko-kwaśnych, winnych. Bardzo dużo owocw - wiśni. Takich kwaśnych wiśni. Piwo jest trochę za słodkie, ale i tak pije się bardzo przyjemnie. Porządny klasyk!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (583) - - MAR 16, 2017
Tart fruit. A hint of vinegar. Candied fruit. Dark root beer brown with a foamy light tan head. Tart and sweet. Syrupy. Vinegary. Dry finish. Interesting. Not what I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lib (9) - RUSSIA - MAR 14, 2017 does not count
не понимаю как это волшебс& не вошло в топ 50. лучший уксус что я пил, идеальн&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgrtnr (59) - Augsburg, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2017
330 ml bottle in tulip. Dark red colour, medium beige head. Grapes, vinegar, old red wine, champagne, lemon. Very sour, sweet hint and quite fruity. Medium body, lively carbonated. Very sophisticated, not easy to drink. Overall it can be described as a sour rose champagne with a dominant grape aroma. Very interesting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nephirem (409) - CROATIA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours deep ruby body with thin layer of beige head, long lasting and leaving nice lacing on the glass. First time drinking this style, so! Somewhat unusual nose, mostly vinegar, a bit sour cherry, faint malty. Interesting. Thin to medium body with regular carbonation. Lively on the tongue. Taste is pleasantly sour. Aroma of cherry liquor, slight vinegar, a bit woody. Slight brown sugar. Berries. Candy-like mouthfeel followed by sour and dry finish. Overall, very interesting beer to try. Nice one!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Orange_times (245) - UKRAINE - MAR 9, 2017
Pours in dark ruby colour with small off white head. Aroma of red wine, wine vinegar. Lightly bitter, light sweetness, heavily sour/ Medium body, low carbonization, strong sour aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darwenus (1038) - Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2017
I like this sour a lot. Duchesse De Bourgogne pours dark brown with a huge, foamy head. The aroma is mingled tart and sweet notes, sour cherry, dark wine, apple butter, oak and some spice. The flavor is rich and complex, in fact its one of the most complex tasting sours Ive had. The front of the tongue is where the tart/sour notes hit, along with some of the oak, and then the rich and sweet notes come through bigtime on the finish. Theres brown sugar, cranberries, walnuts, a little bit of red wine vinegar, all kinds of stuff going on. I could have this regularly.

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