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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

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RATINGS: 2942   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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3.8
Enwiebe (318) - - JUN 9, 2014
6/9/14. 750ml. Pours reddish amber with a big beautiful viscous frothy head. Somewhat funky sour nose with a hint of wood. Nice complex sour. Balsamic vinegar, raisins, and cherries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2008
330 mL bottle. Pours a dark red-brown, with a thick medium head that dissipates in a few minutes. Aroma is strong malt vinegar, with some oak and sweet fruit underneath if you really look for it. Flavor is sweet, fruity and acidic, with fine carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. It’s different, and quite enjoyable, but is definitely not a session ale!

3.9
rafax (317) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle. Dark, very dark, red with some brown glimmers, clear, with small, white and very solid head and good lacing. Aroma is full of cherry with some fresh acidic and vinegar notes. Light to medium body, sweet start smoothly becoming a light sour finish and oily and sticky mouth feel. Very good. I can become a fan of sour styles with more stuff like this :-)

4.1
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin off white head. Vinegar wine aroma - flavour is the same, but balance with the sweetness of cherries and tart fruits. Not as sour as I wanted, or maybe expected it to be, but very idiosyncratic and interesting none-the-less, with a very refreshing finish that left me wanting more. Fantastic!

4.1
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle. Thank you Dave Howard for sharing this one with me. Best before 03/02/04. Hmmm... that could be a bit troubling. And sure enough, one the top was popped, 1/4 of the beer came flowing out. Plenty of carbonation in this one! Luckily, I was able to save most of this one. Pours a medium brown with a reddish tint. HUGE head on this one, but based on the way it exploded out of the bottle, it is understandable. This beer was screaming to be drank, and I was happy to oblige. The arome of tart red cherries, with some woody notes. The flavor is very good. Excellent tartness, a hint of wood from the cask aging, and a clean tart finish. Excellent Flemish Sour Ale. I wish I could have recovered the lost 2-3 ounces of this one.

4.2
weaver23ph (316) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 2, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2016 Bottle.Clear,deep red,little head,some lacing.Aroma definitely fruity,wine,cherries,horse blanket,tart.Taste sour,probably the most sour beer I have tried so far,yet it has a bit of sweetness too;rather thin.Carbonation quite high.Bitterness unimportant.Aftertaste fruity,cherries,wine,sour cucumbers.This is something I have not been expecting.Very,very good beer.

3.7
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On tap at the Publick. I enjoyed this brew. Cherryish aroma with other fruits. Tastes that of a nice port, very interesting. Totally worth a try.

3.2
mircoas (314) - ITALY - APR 15, 2014
non male ma non lo stile di birra che mi fa felice. Not my style of beer but good.

4.2
jzi (314) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown with a little bit of a burgundy tinge and a tan head, leaving slight lacing. Intriguing aroma, vinegary sour with sweetness and some oak. Creamy and smooth in the mouth, with a lot less sourness than I predicted from the aroma, though it does still dominate the flavor overall. Enough sweetness to balance everything out. Reminds me of an overly tart apple. Good beer. I wonder if the labels are always angled on the bottle..


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