overall
97
84
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: 2886   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2007
dark blood red nice creamy head taste is really great very little vinegar, sweet taste I would drink again

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (286) - ponferrada, SPAIN - APR 15, 2015
Cerveza de color rojo rub con una cabeza de color beige. Aroma cido y fuerte como el aroma fermentado de una Gueuze. Sabor suave y exquisito al principio, termina con un regusto cido, muy complejo, que buena es esta cerveza.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
geeklimit (286) - USA - JUL 6, 2011
Pours a clear, dark ruby with a very, very tall and pillowy head. Sweet vinegar or red wine aroma. Strong sour flavoring of bitter green apples. Mouthfeel is watery. Reminds me more of a very strongly flavored hard cider than beer. I can understand people who might like it, but its hard to get into the style.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
I love this style of beer! Sour cherries everywhere. It pours a very dark red/brown. Smells very acidic. A large white head foams leaving a small rim for the remander of the glass. Tastes of sour cherry, raw cranberries. Such a great style of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
this beer is definitely fun!!! winy, vinous aroma. the body looks like a coke or a pepsi without ice. the flavor was entertaining. one person tasted worcershire sauce, one soda, others including myself carbonated red wine. i really enjoyed this beer. the carbonation is just right, medium. the body is just acidic enough to clear the palate nicely. finishes with some dark fruit flavors, plums and some cherries, there is also a cidery aspect to this one, like a hard apple cider. a very nice drink, i think my girlfriend has a new favorite beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wojciechianna (281) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Clear ruby beer with stable wite head. Aroma of wine, sour fruits and alcohol. Tastes of cherries and wine, its sour with long fruity aftertaste. Lively carbonation. Very good, noble beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
Tap. Poured a deep red. Aroma of sourness and berries. Taste was a complex interplay of berries and oak balanced with mild sourness. Ultimately it finished with refreshing sweetness. Strong body.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours a deep medium brown, with a dense beige head that leaves tremendous lacing. The aroma is pleasant but muted, with a faint, musty/herbal hop character contrasted by a light, fruity combination of berries and citrus. The flavor is more vibrant, with a bright and fruity combination of mixed berries and sour cherries that is not overly sweet, especially when cut by a kind of aged vinegar character. The fine, soft carbonation elevates rather than distract from the sweet/tart flavor. Overall, the sweet and only gently sour profile of this beer makes it quite drinkable but still flavorful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theSlipperyPen (280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Pours a reddened mahogany with a loose off white head which lows quickly, yet leaves a near permanent lacing. Nose is firstly malt vinegar and pickled onions but with time given to breathe this opens to wooden cherries, goats cheese and a tannin-heavy red wine aroma. Again the vinegar is first in the mouth, now tasting like a vintage balsamic. And then it reveals the cherries and a heft of spices and pepper. The finish brings sauted onions to the cherries and the wood, finally tapering with a deep fruitiness which lends a complexity to this already complex beer. The mouth feel is thin with a lively carbonation. Overall this is a rewarding beer, one that Im sure will be disliked by the many and adored by the few.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Pours a dark rusty reddish color with a thick foamy head. Smells of tart cherries, apples, and fermented grapes. First sip is mellow with sours notes that are subdued and quiet, not In your face. Cherries, green apples, raisins, maybe a tad of brown sugar, all combining in flavor. Creamy mouthfeel, but slightly under carbonated. Considerably more sweeter than sour, the brew finishes well with a little stronger bitterness. Very Good.


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