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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2862   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
fonefan (50011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark ruby color with a small off-white head, settles to a thin film quickly. Fruity aroma (apples), with some woody notes. Intense sour flavor, lots of fruit, complex and vinous.

4
yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
25 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber/brown with a lacing tan head. Berry, wineous and light sour aroma. Sweet caramel and brown sugar flavour. Light fruity note showing up and a light vanilla note swept around it. Sweet lingering fruit flavour. The sourness is nicely complimenting the fruit and not at any point dominant. Nice balance and smoothness.

4.7
Ungstrup (38154) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2002
This is the best beer I've ever tasted. It is deep read with a fantastic head. The aroma is a little sour and sharp like the wild fermented aroma of a gueze. The flavor is soft and rounded at first with a good sweetness and great malt blend. It ends of in a sharp aftertaste just like a gueze. I drink this beer every time I get the chance - try it - if You get the chance.

3.8
joergen (28772) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of red wine and wood with some sweetness and notes of glue. Sweet flavour of wood, wine and balsamic vinegar with notes of glue.

4
anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a tan head. Sweet acid vinegar aroma and some fruitiness. Sweet malty vinous flavor with hints of fruits. Sweet finish.

4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2006
Bottled. Dark brownish red in colour, with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sour fruits along with dry dark fruits. Flavour is at first quite sweet dry fruit, then turns into a sour dark fruity, raisiny thing. Aftertaste again gets quite sweet with a "dry bittering touch". Must be one of the nicest beers in the Flemish Sour ale category I have had. Totally hides the ABV. Nice palate, very filling, and also the carbonation is at a good level.

4
Travlr (25558) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy dak chestnut color, small tan head. Aroma of figs, dates, sour raisins. Nice dark fruit taste with vanilla, port wine. Good stuff.

3
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Deep red, sharp vinigar lambic like, but with full body sourness. I thought this bottle had turned but seeing other comments maybe not. Would not wzant more than 1 bottle at a time...3.0

tk2 Bottle at jens, brought back from belgium ... brown ... light balsamic vinegar ... no where as much as i remember .... deep fruits ... very light sourness ... ok but oddly i was hoping for a bit more sour. dark brown ... deep malt ... soft balsamic tones nose...rich soft fruits ... deep mellow fruits andagain balsamic3.4

4
omhper (25380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2002
Served from tap. Dark copper coloured. Nice balsamic vinegar aroma. Very vinuous, fruity, rather sweet. Well balanced and moreish.

3.8
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
1st December 2006
Early amateur rating warning! Dark brown beer, has a real sour punch, a little worcester sauce like. Very good indeed. 2010 note - still judge all sour ales by this one, most are found wanting.


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