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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2904   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
UM02 (381) - 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.

4.2
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 Oh the sour goodness! Found this lurking in the back at Town Hall Brewpub tonight. normally i would like to have the local, but I find it hard to find Flemish Ale in my perts.

4
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Pours dark with a sour aroma assailing my senses. First tastes (at a much colder tempurate than the bottle specifies) are of soy and vinegar. Once the ale warmed, fruit tastes overwhelm the vinegar. Finish is still a little sour but well adjusted by the malt.

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.

3.7
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

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

3.2
florent.janssens (379) - - DEC 28, 2014
Odeur forte de vinaigre..Belle couleur mais pas de mousse. Goût fort acide, et goût de vinaigre bien prononcé. Bière originale.

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.

3.5
AndrewC (379) - 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.


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