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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: 2886   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ardeo (334) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2016
Bouteille 25 cl. Je nai pas trop lhabitude de cette sorte de bire mais je dois dire que lexprience est concluante. Fort belle couleur rouge fonc. Nez de fruits genre cerise et dj laigre, le vinaigre (balsamique). En bouche, mme dominants et un quilibre entre laigreur et le sucre en font une bire trs agrable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Strange stuff. My first experience with Flemish sour ale. And boy, is it sour. Very interesting, though, and I love the color. I do detect some dark malts in the vinegary aroma. MUCH better as it warms. I suspect the kids would go ga-ga over this one, being that is as least as sour as those super sour gummies. RE-RATE 2-4-07 Fantastic. Strong woody aromas with a cherry candy background. Flavors of lactic infection and candy. Unique beer that is thoroughly refreshing. One of my favorites.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2010
Poured a dark ruby with a thin ivory head. Aroma: vinegar, berries, fresh fruit, wood. Taste: tart berries, wood, sour, fruits, honey sweet... all smooth and mellow. Finish: mild tart, honey sweet, dry. Medium body, mild carbonation. Overall very good: nice depth and very balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
on tap, pours deep red, with small of white head, Aroma: green apples, lemon, apple cider vinegar, white grapes, vinous, sweet vinegar, raisins, childrens champagne (brnechampagne) dusty, oak, fruity sweetness, acetone, nail polish remover, sultanas, Taste: minerally, freen apples, sweet vinegar, malt sweetness, acetone, molasses, figs, dried fruits, dates, dusty, oak, woody, faint barnyard, rotten apples, pear, quite sweet, yeast,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
0.3l bottle from liberty wines! Thanks Angela! Served in a chalice. Pours an opaque brown, lots of carbonation. Head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Cherries, oak. Cant get more as my nose is stuffed. Palate: medium bodied, smooth but fizzy. Short finish. Taste: Starts of sweet, quickly moves to rather tart, but not face-implodingly tart. Very nice.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Smells sour and a little putrid. Tastes like sour apples in a brown ale. I do not like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (330) - - JAN 9, 2015
Very bright plum and cherry, tart, medium palate, lots of lacing and slightly syrupy but not too thick. Pretty good. Menu description says 6% ABV, I find it hard to believe, feels more intense. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Deep red with a brownish hint and a off-white head. Nice aroma with sour wild yeast in the forefront, also a red wine feel to it (a light pinot noir) and a earthy/woody character. The taste is surprisingly sweet and malty judging by the nose. But the acidity is there and balancing it nicely. Theres also some raspberries and perhaps other red berries. Ends with a good sour bitterness that makes the beer quite refreshing despite the sweetness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 4, 2009
An "expired," bottle from the brewery. I would say at least a year or two in the bottle. Apple and sherry vinegar all of the nose with hints of sweet caramel. Dark and red fruits exude through the palate. The acidity has tamed and the malt has dryed a little from age. With a more complex and rounded palate this beer continues to release wave after wave oif flavors. A soft vanilla sweetness seems to round everything out as the bubbles caress the mouth. On the finish, lingering dryed apple, skins and all, and old malt sweetness are foiled by a refreshing acidity. Autolyzed yeast lend a slight savory touch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejackpacker (327) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home. An incredibly odd beer with which Ive had a complicated relationship. First time I thought it was the nastiest thing God put on this earth. The second time, maybe one of the best. This time, this wine like beer came off more sweet than sour. It is of course very tart and had very powerful flavours of sherry and wine vinegar (so sherry vinegar). Berry pick a mix. I wish it felt more Belgian / alcoholic as it came off too sweet and vinegary this time. Was clearly better off draught at the pub in Sweden!


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