overall
97
85
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: 2870   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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3.5
   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.

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.

3.4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (361) - ITALY - MAR 15, 2016
Birra interessante ma esageratamente addomesticata per il grande pubblico. Al naso caratteri interessanti con un leggero profilo di cuoio e stalla che fa capolino nella generale dolcezza di ciliegie e lamponi. In bocca si apre con un profilo decisamente dolce seguito da note citriche, lime, con finale lungo e leggermente vinoso. In generale il bilanciamento troppo sbilanciato sulla dolcezza andando a coprire tutte le note complesse e intriganti della fermentazione selvaggia. Corpo medio robusto carbonatazione scarsa e sensazione rotonda ed appagante in bocca.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2003
Deep, deep mahogany color. Fruity aroma. Huge flavor. A bit of maltiness. Slightly sweet. Strong tartness on the back of my tongue. Wonderful blend of flavors. Slight oakiness. Possibly a touch of barnyard but it tastes like lactic/pedio dominates the funk. Excellent beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle. Deep reddish brown with offwhite head. Sweet and sour nose of red wine vinegar and tart cherries. Flavor is mostly cherry sweetness over a nice tart background. Not nearly as sour as the nose implies, which is disappointing. Not overly sweet, just not terribly complex. Tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2009
11.2 oz bottle Rock On Third Royal Oak, MI. I had this while I watched Detroit beat Chicago into the hockey history books. It poured a dark brownish with an off white head. And I cant remember the last time I was this pleasantly surprised with a beer. I got this on a whim, never having heard of it, and it was amazing. Sour and sweet notes dominate the flavor, with some hints of granny smith apple on the finish. Amazing. cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - DEC 4, 2001
A very fruity start. Rabsberry-aroma. Some sweet-sour taste in the middle. Good, dry finish. Well balanced. A very good beer.


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