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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: 2801   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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3.7
   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (2387) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
The aroma of red berries and glue. The taste is of red berries and butter. A little alcohol comes at the end. Decent bitterness which fills the upper part of the mouth to a weak moment. This beer should drink cold and fast. It gets worse when it gets hot. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1342) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A sparkling dark brown beer with a big beige foamy head ; good retention. Vinegar (+) nose, wood, red berries, sugar. Medium to heavy sweet, medium dry sour refreshing ; sugary, nearly balanced though. Medium body, average oily texture, average carbonation, sweet fruity woody acid finish. Overall, very good !

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GemmeDeReve (7) - FRANCE - DEC 5, 2016 does not count
Jadore ce petit got sucr, mais acidul , bire douce quand mme , cereal, citrus, cloudy, brown, tan foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, lightly sour, soft carbonation, bitter, thin feel, light body,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (1051) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1414) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a tawny mahogany brown color with reddish hue. Brief creamy beige head. Intensely aromatic nose has notes of sour cherries, nail polish remover, oak and alcohol. First sip is intensely tart and acidic, like balsamic vinegar. Earthy and funky with Sour Cherry notes. Quite unique. A real taste experience. Definitely worth seeking out.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PlasticSoul (61) - - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle at Horse, Berlin. [I have only a rating for this beer but no review, because I couldnt write a review when I tried this one. I am going to drink it again soon and write a proper review.]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oobawa (733) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Always a treat to find the Duchesse on tap. Near pitch-perfect Flanders red, with a huge acidic sourness followed by a sweet, friendly middle and a tart, oak-vanilla tinged finish. A little goes a long way, but damn is it tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cinek (114) - POLAND - NOV 26, 2016
tap/strefa piwa. miedziane z białą, drobnopęcherzykową pianą, ktra szybko redukuje się do zera. w aromacie woda po ogrkach kiszonych, przejrzałe winogrona, po ogrzaniu zmywacz do paznokci. w smaku początkowo kwaśne, na finiszu wyraźnie słodkie. niestety w posmaku rwnież aceton. trudno się pije nawet 0,3ml

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (363) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
Vackert rubinrd. Syrlig doft med vingertoner och rda syrliga krsbr. En ljuvlig stsur smak med en massa rda syrliga br, frmst krsbr, och lite jst plus ett gng underbara svrdefinierade smaknyanser, en liten fin fruktstma balanserar syrligheten, mycket fyllig med en behaglig eftersmak plus en speciell krvhet som ligger kvar lnge i lngt bak i munnen.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
datrael (295) - Krakw, POLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Aromat bardzo winny, ale bardziej w stylu wina domowego, kwaśny, drożdżowy, nuty przejrzałych owocw. W wyglądzie ciemna czerwień wpadająca w brąz, nad nią lekka beżowa piana. W smaku słodkie z kwaskowatą kontrą, bardzo owocowe-dominują wiśnie, do tego porzeczki, maliny, agrest, ponadto nuty domowego wina, nieco brettw. W ustach całkiem bogate, ciało średnie, całość dość słodka z lekką kwasowością, smaczne, choć z czasem człowiek chciałby do tej słodyczy dodać więcej kwasu dla rwnowagi. Ale i tak dobre piwo


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