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: 2867   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2007
750 ml. thanks semich. pours intense, dark brown, but with a ruby-garnet glimmer. adequate lacing. typical sour ale nose. tart fruit, smooth yet silky. a bit of underlying raspberry fruit and currants on the tail end. taste? fruit follows onto the flavor and into the finish to coat the palate, both on the sides and the front end. sweet, ripe fruits, a healthy dose of carbonation (reminiscent of champagne), and a lighter dose of yeast. on the palate, its velvety, yet extremely smooth. excellent for the style. its one to savor.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmzl (308) - SLOVENIA - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014
Look: Very light white head which quickly disappears; dark amber/reddish, brown - almost cola like.

Smell: Very nice balance of sour and sweetish notes; cherry, grape and a little brandy/rum notes, all in all very fresh and inviting .

Taste: The sour, tart notes increased compared to smell, still reminds me of berries with some citrus notes, but still some sweetness to be found with some spice. all this gives the beer a nice fresh, light kick.

Mouthfeel: Nice to sip, medium body, good balanced fizzy carbonation with fruity taste which leads to a nice finish. sip leaves medium sour notes to play with long after.

Overall: Excellent sour ale with strong fruity feel, fresh and enjoyable to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (308) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2013
aroma: acid, acetic, malty apparenza: brown, cloudy, minimal head, gusto: heavily sour, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, palato: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, prima flemish dopo la petrus oud bruine..lho assaggiata dopo la petrus quindi, da quello che ho potuto percepire questa birra molto pi acetica rispetto alla prima ma laceto che diverso..li era astringente mentre qui dolce,sembra quasi di bere aceto balsamico..frizzantezza bassa,corpo medio rispetto alla precedente,malto lievemente presente,luppolo non pervenuto..a lungo andare stanca ma va provata! bevuta allelfo

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
90 (306) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2016 Framboosazijn en balsamico in de neus. Deze zetten zich voort in de smaak. Afdronk blijft matig hangen. Leuk zuur, maar net iets te zoet om een echte topper te zijn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (305) - FRANCE - FEB 22, 2016
Robe brune bien fonce aux dlicats reflets rubis. Mousse blanc cass se dissipant rapidement, fin col au final. Nez : notes vineuses, lige, bois, tonneau, acidit, huiles essentielles. Bouche : petite douceur, belle acidit, notes de fruits rouges, des bois, cerise, citron.Mais aussi lige, tonneau, notes boises subtiles. Un style que je ne connaissais pas.Et ma foi, plutt tonnant et agrable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2005
(Bottle, ABS drinks) Dark brown colour, little slowly diminishing beige head, no lacing. Lots of acid bubbles. Aroma of orange peels, hops, spices, light alcohol, sweet fruits, light raisin, cherries, soap. Sour, spicy and sweet taste. Flavour of fruits (cherry) and wood. Vivid mouthfeel, almost like cola blended with alcohol. Some sweet and not too harsh maltiness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 330ml, robe ambre presque rouge, arme vinaigr de petits fruits (raisin?), got trs acide mais combien agrable!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (303) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Im just getting into Flemish Ales, but after trying several I find myself confused by this beers high ratings. Far less tart than Monks and considrably less cherry than Petrus, this beer is middle of the road, very average, doesnt stand out...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (303) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bire de 330 ml en bouteille. Arme de raisin style vin trs puissante. Got. ptillant au bout de la langue avec une acidit bien prsente.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazbion (301) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 3, 2016
Pours hazy ruby brown with beige head. Aroma of red vinegar, nuts, some dark fruits. Taste is sour and sweet, balanced. Medium body, soft carbonation, easy drinking. Great!


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