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: 2828   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (253) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle 0,25. Pours dark brown and redish with large off-white head. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, malts, berries. Taste is cherries, red berries, malts, hint of oak and tobacco. Sour at first but with some sweetness taking slowly over. Reminds somewhat of red lemonade. Interesting mix of sweet and sour. Medium body and soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MGantzel (251) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
llen har et fint mrkt udseende, samt har en frugtig og sd smag. Desuden har llen en mild skum som egner sig godt til llen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Pours brown with a slightly reddish tinge, off-white head, strong presence of cherries, right amount of malt, sweet & sour aftertaste, finishes perfectly dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 7, 2015
Aroma is of some malt, and much vinegar. This put me off at first, but it grew on me. As I sipped, I also noticed an oak undertone. The taste - needless to say - very sour. The palate is invigorating. This sour beer is not for everyone... but I think its amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (248) - RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2016
Отлично& пиво, отличны& необычн& аромат и вкус и послевк& (Разлив / 6,2%)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours red/brown with thin white head. Smells of cherry. Tastes again of cherry with thin roasted malt sweetness. Good balance with the sour. Finishes with long cherry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimbo2 (247) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
The King of this style of beer. Complex, sour, oakey, vineious, in your face. Love it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tapefuzz (246) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2016
11.oz bottle. Pours deep brownish red with a smallish, quickly-dissipating, bubbly beige head. Aroma is cherries, plums, vinegar, malt, and oak. Taste is similar with a light sweetness and a fairly strong sourness. Well-balanced vinegar. Finish is vinegar and light alcohol. Somewhat wine-like. Full body. Prickly, medium carbonation. Heavy, creamy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Pours amber/garnet with a small head. Aroma is strong; balsamic vinegar, cherry, apples, and more. Very complex. The flavor is intense. Fruity, sweet. Apples and cherries dominate. The acidic finish is more crab apple than vinegar, but very strong. A nice dry aftertaste. Surprisingly balanced and very drinkable for such strong flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
This appeared a deep brown caramel color with a fairly tall light tan head. Scatterings of lace were left as this was consumed and the head retention was minimal. Holy Crap when I first poured this I took a big whiff and was hit with a HUGE funky tart aroma that was a bit overpowering. After letting it air for a bit it became much more pleasant with a bit of fruity tartness, a slight vinegar smell and some woody notes. Flavor wise this was super tart on the first sip that made me think it was going to take a while to get through this glass. After it warmed a bit I found it much more tasty and palatable with a nice mix of tartness and sweetness balancing each other out with the tartness taking a slight lead. There were fruit flavors and woody notes in the taste as well and a fairly nice lingering sour after taste. Mouthfeel was about medium with a soda bubbly feel to it that kind of detracted from it a bit but not much. This was a real sipper for me and I would definitely have to be in the mood for one of these to drink it. I would have it again in the future but I doubt more than one bottle at a time. Very interesting stuff that deserves a shot if you come across it, and I suggest letting it air out and warm a bit for the best experience.


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