Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 2942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Tap at Selkirk Abbey. Dark mahogany brown w beige head. Smell is aged wood, earth, with dried fruits. Flavor, although rather sweet, is refined, somewhat delicate, aged dried cherries, mellow malt, and a pleasant sourness.

gorkogrlo (353) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark red, cherry like color with brownish long-lasting head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruits with brett character after 1 or so chocolate smell disappeared. Dominant taste is reminding me of cherries with porto and vinegar. Also some spicy and oak character is present. Maybe too sweet. No hop bitterness. Really spicy finish. Overall: nice one., but it would be better if it has more balance between sourness and sweetness. In my opinion, it is little bit too sweet. But still good beer.

ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2015 75cl bottle shared in Duchesse de Bourgogne goblet. Pours garnet with a light tan head which lasts well and gives good lacing. This is a very hit and miss beer. When on form it is on par with Rodenbach but often (unfortunately) falls short and develops a ferric and metal taste. Worth a try and if you are lucky you will sample the vintage tasting, oaky version with the balsamic vinegar quality.

emartell (352) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - NOV 13, 2011
Una excelente Ale Roja de Flandes... Aromas intensos en primera instancia totalmente acido, común en este estilo de cervezas, dejando al final aromas a vainilla y cerezas. De color marron obsucro y sabores a furots del bosque y fuerte acidez. En paladar similar a un añejado tinto. En suma una excelente cerveza representativo del estilo.

kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a gold brown with minimal head and lace. Aroma is cherries, raspberry, tart, funk and barn. Flavor is just a faint tart and sour. Palate isn’t as crisp and bubbly as I like sours, its pretty flat.

Scouser (351) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Strong vinegar aroma. Nice dark amber colour, no lacing. Strong balsamic vinegar taste. Overall not bad ,not good.

Werthergoethe (351) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 1, 2015
Пиво, напомин& скорее, шампанс& С характе& винной кислинк& и фруктов& нотками.

fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JAN 5, 2002
Sweet and potent. Plenty of flavor and body to go around. Many great fruits to taste, most notably were strawberry, plum and cherry. Great red complexion and nice rocky head.

clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2003
This is one strange beer that doesn't really fit into what I normally call beer. Came in a bottle like a beer, looked like a beer, but nothing else. Anyway, to the review! Pours a dark red/brown color with very little head that dies off quickly and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma was very sweet and was 100% grapes. Smelled just like a very fruity red wine. I saw where someone else who rated this one said it smelled of apples - I'm not sure - I thought it was grapes at the time, but I can't go back and re-smell it to find out for sure. :-) The taste was very much like the aroma - sweet and full of grape (or apple) flavors. Tasted like a wine with a carbonation bite and a little beer-malt. Gotta say that I enjoyed drinking this beer as the drinkabily was very good and the mouthfeel was the same.

Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2010
One of my favorites. Smells like brown sugar and dr pepper. Also funky and earthy. Great taste. So complex and fun. I love it. Raisins, dates, sour plum skin.

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