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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

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RATINGS: 2887   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UM02 (363) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FinnIckler (363) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle. Pours Very dark red. Nose is cherry, sherry, pudding, fudge. Heavily carbonated. Palate is cherry, Joghurt, berries. Finish is sour and fruity. Reminds me of cherry Joghurt and my Joghurt eating days. A. It too carbonated, but still great.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (362) - 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.

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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.

3.8
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (360) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours deep ruby red with a tight white head that dissipates quickly. I have had this several times and this batch has a more vinegary aroma than others. Flavor is so unique. Not the most tart, but it comes on a bit after the initial sweetness. Flavor is very comPlex and hard for my untrained pallet to breakdown. Pairs nicely with this Bayley Hazen blue cheese as well.

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!


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