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


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RATINGS: 2826   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2008
25 cl bottle at home: crisp dark cherry brown with a decent creamy tall tan head. Immediate notes of cherry syrup. Some dark crystal malt notes under the syrup. A tree-bark character floating around. Not quite wood. A faint lactic twang. The syrup is turning sickeningly sweet and artificial. In the mouth you are first hit with that syrup again. Definitely not a natural tasting sweetness. Cherry and a bit of muddled malt character come up under the sugar just before a decent lactic character rolls in. This however turns bad when the sweetness rolls back in. "Old coin" metallic character at end with some cold tea. A bit thick on the tongue. Perhaps a bit high on the CO2 as well. It drives something astringent into the back of your nose. I remember this as being much better last time I had in several years back. Hmm... has it changed or have I wised up?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2009
The color is absolutely beautiful, the sour smell wonderful, the taste suprisingly soft and the finnish nicely tart. Up there with rodenbach when it comes to sweet and sour beer, the fruity notes are just beautiful. Why dont they hype this at all? Goddamn classy bitch of a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
25cl. bottle from a local beer retailer. It pours a clear deep dark red liquid with a small-medium beige spongy head that lasts nicely and leaves some lacing. The aroma (light at first) is mostly fruity (berries), with hints of wood, wine and some wheat. Some brown sugar can also be sensed. A good malty base. It tastes likewise but intenser, reminding a fruit lambic beer with its fruity and candy sugar notes. It is medium sweet and sour; nicely balanced. In the mouth it feels lively carbonated, lambic-style, with a medium body and a long dry and sour finish with an aftertaste of berries and wood, and a touch of bitterness. Nice and original presentation (making it quite clear it is an aged beer) for a very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (261) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Bire brune aux reflets rougetres avec un petit collet beige. Armes lgrement vinaigres, de tomates vertes. Elle est la fois sucre et acidule, il est possible de goter des pommes vertes, des raisins, des prnes et de petits fruits mres. Plus elle se rapproche de la temprature pice, plus des notes de cerises ressortent et elle perd un peu de son acidit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Unusual dark red color, frothly tan head, no visible carbonation. Definite cherry aroma overpowers any other typical beer smells like malt or hops. Smells like a fruit punch or cranberry cocktail. A bubbly light palate. A definite Kriek beer packed with berry - like cherry . Just like the aroma, the fruit dominates all other things one expects from a beer. No hearty malt, no dry hops. Perhaps good for those who dont enjoy beer - the former Zima crowd and new malt vodka types. Its tart and different, but if your looking for a traditional beer, stay away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andniz (260) - POLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Strong funky aroma, with cherries and vanilla behind it. Also a little bready. Medium sourness, ith considerable medium peachy sweetness. Very nice, but i prefer Rodenbach

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Dark brown reddish pour into a sambuca snifter with a half inch head. The aroma is sour, apple cider, and brown sugar. The taste is fruity and sour. The cherry, citrus, raspberry and brown sugar flavors melt perfectly with the 6.2% alcohol. This is the best flemish sour ale that I have had thus far. Kick ass brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
Achet la SAQ, avec une date dexpiration du 27 fvrier 2010. Dgust dans un verre trappiste de chimay. Dune couleur brun rouge orang ayant une belle mousse et une bonne carbonation. Senteur de bois, de compote de pomme srette, de caramel, de fm avec une touche de vanille. Got de rhubarbe, de pomme grenade, de canneberge, de bois, de caramel avec un lger got de cerise avec un peu damertume. Une sensation moelleuse, crmeuse avec une longue finition sec et collante.Je ladore et je vie chaque fois un moment de plnitude.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 4, 2015
On draught, at Deep Ellum, Boston

Just plain awful vinegar aroma. Was surprised at the aroma and unable to get past that. When I held my breath and tasted it, it tasted like a decent Flanders Red, but the aroma was just too powerful. Ordered a full pour, along with 2 other friends. I finished the drink, but will not order another one in future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamsville (259) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Apparence : Brune, cuivre, reflets rouges-orange, faible col sans rtention, lgre dentelle, carbonatation semble moyenne et moyennement rapide. Nez : Vinaigre balsamique, touche sucre, bois, alcool, tannins de raisins. Got : quilibre entre le sucre et lacidit, vinaigre balsamique la framboise, bois en mi-bouche. Sensation : Effervescence faible moyenne, finale mi-acide mi-sucre qui trane plus sur le sucre, moyennement longue, astringence du bois. Corps moyen, mais tout de mme huileux. Bref : Bel quilibre entre lacidit et le sucre rsiduel, surtout pour une bire sre. Lacidit nest dailleurs jamais agressante. La framboise apporte dfinitivement une touche intressante.

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