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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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4.3
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Claret colored body with a sandy-brown head. Streaming thin bubbles rising to the surface at a frantic pace. Very oaky and somewhat sour cherry-like aroma. Very tart front, a middle that is quite sweet and woody and a rather intensely bitter finish. My wife took a sip and immediately picked up on the balsamic vinegar theme. To me, this is Rodenbach on steroids.

3.2
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
ruby brown with a medium carmel head. sour cherry, toffee aroma. thick and slick body with soft carbonation. sweet carmel with some oak and sour cherries, but the sweetness is a little overpowering. i like this style but found this one too sweet

3.7
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2010
pours amber brown with large head. aroma is light funk, bread and butter, red fruits. drinks slightly tart with red fruits, bread, oak, sweetness and a sugary fruit finish. well done

4.3
MasDen (380) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2017
Aroma: Cherry, grapes, black currant, acid. Appearance: Dark red without head. Taste: Grape sweet, very similar to red wine, dry Palate: Light body, small carbonation.

4
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2012
On Tap.....Pours a deep ruby copper.....slight whitish head. Aroma is a wonderful sour grape. Taste is dominated by sour cherries....good carbonation. Excellent for the style!!

3.7
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pours dark, clear reddish-brown, fruity-- apples and wood nose, intensely sour but sweet, big head dissipates slowly; lingering sweet & sour acid taste, carbonation is almost champagne in the beginning but goes flat quickly. Very good.

0.5
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Is this beer or balsamic vinegar? Disgusting. I don't know if this is really old or what it's supposed to taste like, but this was undrinkable.

3.5
AndrewC (376) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2011
Thanks to Harrisoni for this one. Smells of sour muscles. Very nice sourness with hint of rubber. Stawberries, bit of sherbert, nice.

4.4
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAY 23, 2008
This beer absolutely floored me the first time I had it and it was complex enough to keep me buying it again and again. Super apple smell fills the air once poured, Colour is beautiful amber with some golden shades. Taste is apple peel, fire raisins, pear, peach, vinegar, lots of interesting and unusual wine notes. Slightly bitter finish. Wow. The thing that made such an impression on me were the wine characteristics of this beer. Took me by surprise that I enjoyed this one so much since I am not a fan of fruity beers, overall. Excellent stuff.

3.6
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Sour and fruity. Very good to have now and then, but not often.


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