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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: 2942   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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4.4
Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours burgundy with a medium frothy khaki head that slowly dissipates to a nice bubbly cap with decent lacing. AROMA: malty, earthy funk, herbs, prunes, raisins, grapes, sangria, red wine acidity, floral, molasses, candied sugar, basement aromas, skunky, woody, vinegar, tart cherry, spices, fizzy carbonation, bittersweet citrus, barnyard and yeast esters. TASTE: malty, earthy funk, herbs, prunes, raisins, grapes, sangria, red wine acidity, floral, molasses, tart cherry, candied sugar, phenol, woody, spices, peppercorn, bittersweet citrus, slight vinegar and fruity. AFTER TASTE: fruity, malty, sangria, spices and cherry with a sweet medium tart mouth feel.

4
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep amber brown with rocky head. Aroma was fruit and cherries and sherry smell. Flavor was thinner and dissipated more quickly than the aroma would suggest, but it was delightful. Very sweet but a lot going on. And at 6% it doesn’t knock you out.

4.6
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Retarded. Ketchup, White sugar and prunes. Rich and very sweet. Notes of malt vinegar. Mouthfeel is pure gold. G-rat

4.3
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2006
Dark red colour, opaque. Huge aroma of wine and cherries. Palate is incredibly rich and full, sweet and sour at the same time. Layers and layers of flavour going on here. Must have this again!

4.6
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 RERATE: After trying this for a second time, I have confirmed that my first attempt was in fact a skunky bottle. That said, this is my first flemish sour, quite an experience! Nose is loads of sweet cherry, sweet apple and almonds. Moderate carbonation, lots of intriguing sweet malt and sour mash, almost strikes me as a very concentrated cider. Ever so slightly syrup character leaves a lingering nutty finish much like a good sherry, where the sour really shines. The finish really is the best part, it lasts for minutes and invites the next sip. An excellent beer.

4.1
koncert92 (431) - 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.

4.2
oczek2015 (430) - Przemysl, POLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Butelka 750ml, z terminem ważności 12/2016, szkło firmowe (pokal 25cl), temperatura degustacji 10 stopni+. Aromat: przyjemny, złożony, wyczuwalna kwasowość przypominająca biały ocet winny, owoce (wiśnia, porzeczka), po zamieszaniu szkła suszona śliwka, i bardziej słodkie owocowe aromaty (malina, truskawka) i podbudowa słodowa lekko karmelowa. Barwa: ciemny rubin, żona twierdzi że burgundowy;) klarowne. Piana: koloru kremowego wpadająca w jasny beż, średnia, drobno pęcherzykowa, nietrwała, opada do cieniutkiej warstwy zdobiąc przy tym delikatnie szkło. Smak: kwasowość octowa, winna, ciemne pieczywo, nuty garbnikowe, czerwone owoce, czuć wyraźnie leżakowanie w dębie. Goryczka niska, praktycznie nie wyczuwalna, wysycenie średnie, średnia a nawet niska pełnia, bardzo pijane, orzeźwiające, alk dobrze ukryty, niewyczuwalny. Piwo jak najbardziej w stylu i bez wad a przy tym trafiło w moje gusta więc ocena myślę że uczciwa. Jeszcze jedna butelka leżakuje, poczekam, spróbuję i uzupełnie opis. Nie każdemu może podejść, ktoś kto pije lagery może pomyśleć że zepsute i wogóle fe, ale ten styl tak po prostu ma, taka idea.

3.9
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Let me start by saying that this is my first Flemish Sour Ale. I have to say I thouroughly enjoyed it. This beer smells like vinigar with sugar plum mixed in. Taste is vinigary and sweet as well. I tasted cherries, raisins and alot of carbination. It reminds me of sparkiling wine, very dry finish with notes of fruit and of course vinigar, but it also very thin. I must give a big thanks to Mike (Sprinkle) from Crown Liqour for suggesting this beer. I would like to try more Flemish’s too

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schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2005
Draught, 10de Mechelse Bierdag, 3rd July 2005, Mechelen. Dark mahogany colour, no haze, small lacy beige head. Aroma: caramel, wood, acetic acid, slightly perfumed. The taste is sweet-sourish, with basically the same components as in the aroma. Good body, nice carbonation.

4.4
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Sweet sour riesling wine aroma.Honey sweet sour spiced apple cider flavors with mellow oak towards the end.


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