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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: 2904   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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3.4
6ROW (473) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
red por with small off white head. sour sweet aroma, very sweet taste with small sour finish

3.3
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Bottle. Amber with a white foamy head. Sour aroma that hits you right on the noggin’. Sour cherries and raspberries finish with a slightly vinegar aftertaste. A decent sour.

4.4
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - NOV 30, 2007
Inusitado (mas bom) aroma de cola de sapateiro (!), intenso e maravilhoso. No refrescante paladar, azeitonas verdes e cerejas. Final de uvas vermelhas. Uma cerveja única.

4.2
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2004 Reddish dark brown color with almost no head and a sour cherry balsamic vinegar aroma. Rich flavours, sour cherry acetic and sweet. Exceptional!

4.3
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours a beautiful brownish red color with a fat head of tan foam from a vigorous pour. Leaves beautiful and bubbly lace. Nose is at first a vinegar scent with fruit behind that. Fresh. The vinegar fades and you get woody earthy yeast. A soft slightly sour smell. And so much fruit! Cherries. Raspberries. Jam. Beautiful tart citrus and a woody depth. A hint of vanilla is fragrant and smooth. The taste is out of this world. The malt is like a soft whisper, a breath, a kiss. Bready notes.The fruit is bold and sweet. it’s crisp and the carbonation is fizzy but doesn’t bite. Puckering sour but a sweetness to rival that. It has tannins from the oak cask and a wine like acidity. it has tension like a good fruity wine that has a bold acidity. I can’t decide if I taste cola or maybe cocoa. A woody dryness clears the palate.

This beer has a mouthfeel that is intricate and complex and delightfully light. It drinks so easily and with so much character. The taste and the mouthfeel are intertwined and cannot be separated. It enlivens the palate and the senses. The textures and the delightful and playful complexity brings forward fruit in both it’s extremes. Sweet and tart. Lush, headdy, intoxicating.

4
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
A well balanced, highly approachable sour with a solid nutty, woody sweetness balancing the fruit, lactic, and vinegar notes

A mahogany body with amber highlights sits beneath a 1" desaturated light khaki head on the tight side of frothy, leaving intricate spatters of lace all around
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Nicely balanced and integrated aromatics and flavors of toasted marshmallow, pecan pie, red wine vinegar, green apples, pears, and blueberries; plenty of sweetness balancing out the sour characteristics on a smooth medium body with a touch of sharp carbonation; residuals of woody pecan pie accented by light fruit notes; as I progress into further servings, residuals build and morph towards a variety of fruity characteristics with predominant peach and strawberry, along with orange and banana with a building sense of yogurt

25.4oz cork and cage with cork printed Exp. date: 01 2015 at 45º into TeKu


3.9
Jimmythespoon (469) - - JAN 18, 2013
Pours dark amber read. Little head, nice pleasant aroma with a perfect balance of sourness. Excellent beer.

2.9
Hooker (468) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Clear reddish brown colour with thin off with head. Sour malt vinegar nose. Saour acidic taste with dry saour finish. A real lip puckerer.

4.3
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Pours a deep red color, with a large off white, foamy head that diminishes quickly leaving behind a strong fruity sour grape aroma with a hint of alcohol. Light body with medium carbonation. Very fresh, crisp grape flavor. Medium sweetness. Taste to me like a sparkling wine. Nice drink though.

3.9
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2004
Pours a deep mahogany colour with a tan coloured head. Aromas of red wine vinagar, cherries, wood and a slightly musty smell mingled with a few spices. The taste is to use a Will Farrell term " scrumtrulescent" sour vinagar, wood, cherreis, sweet maltiness and medium carbonation, and some spices. This is a good beer!


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