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97
84
style
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: 2828   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Bottle. Ive had this on multiple occasions now, and each time was different, so this will be a composite description. Dark brownish red, not unlike Cherry Coke. Aroma was sweet and sour and had a hint of vinegar. The flavor, on the other hand, had more than a hint of vinegar. Very ciderish in flavor. Sometimes, the sip is sweet, the next is sour. Aside from the cider flavor, there was a bit of darker berries and even a tinge of chocolate. Not bad for a first foray into Flemish sours.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jnkor (364) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Aroma is a stale sweetness, like old gum and cigarettes. Reminded me of a roller skating rink from the 70s. Appearance was inviting, lovely redish brown hue with light carbonation. Sweet sour taste, hint of brown sugar and strong taste of alcohol. Other than aroma, great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (363) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
What can you say but Mmmmmm. Pours with a very thick, fluffy tan head that breaks down to leave lacing. Brown opaque colour. Smells? Must, green apple, mild metallic tang of the yeast. Taste? Crazy good. sour grapes, rather high on the sweetness which balances the sour, malts tend toward the subtle. Might not be a very session-able beer, but perfection on a patio in a tulip glass. Damn good beer that I cant get here. Thanks LCBO you suck.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Draught. Reddish burgundy hue, raspberry with slight yeast aroma. Sour, fruity and wheat notes. tart finish. Fairly complex. My first flemish sour. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 250ml bottle in Duchesse de Bourgogne glass. Smells of cherry and grapes, and the usual malt, grains et cetera. Dark red. Yellowy foam. Not that sour, almost like a kriek. Hm, its nice but too weak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfuen03 (362) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2014
Pours dark brown with a dark, average sized head. Aroma of cherry, pollen, rotten fruit. Nice and fresh mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. Taste is like lambic beers, very intense, with high sourness and sweetness, leaves a fresh finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UM02 (362) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Sweet and sour with some oak, wine and sour cherry flavours very prominent but at the same time well balanced and subtle. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Cask @ Lowlander, London. Pours murky reddish brown. Very thin head. Aroma is dark fruits / raisins & cherry. Taste is sour fruits and malts. Interesting and a little different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
(Dgust avec french tickler) Une biere brune ambr avec un collet tres collant. Odeur de cerises, dalcohol, senteut tres sure. Gout sucr, avec banane et alcohol, je dirais meme porto. On dirat un espece de gout medicamenteux. Une bonne biere agreable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Sour cherry, whiskey, and fresh grape wine aroma. Translucent dark brown color. Highly carbonated which stings your tongue and leaves a tart bitter finish which follows the very winey, vinegar, and malty flavor. Flavor also hints at tomatoes and a very woody whiskey. Lacks slightly in the assertiveness of the flavor.


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