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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: 2882   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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3.7
Maersk (335) - MOLDOVA - DEC 30, 2016
Dark brown, small brown, some carbonation. Smells aceton, berries, candy. Refreshing, tastes burberry, some aceton (which is surprisingly gentle and is intact with the beer, thus a plus), low sourness. Very good.

3.7
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2008
Sweet flavors all around of almonds, apples and yeast. Hints of brown sugar, sour milk and dark berries. A bit of oak and honey too. The sourness is not to pungeant and it is melowed buy a fair amount sweetness. Very easy sour to drink.

4.6
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Strange stuff. My first experience with Flemish sour ale. And boy, is it sour. Very interesting, though, and I love the color. I do detect some dark malts in the vinegary aroma. MUCH better as it warms. I suspect the kids would go ga-ga over this one, being that is as least as sour as those super sour gummies. RE-RATE 2-4-07 Fantastic. Strong woody aromas with a cherry candy background. Flavors of lactic infection and candy. Unique beer that is thoroughly refreshing. One of my favorites.

4.2
lupuLust (333) - Franke(n) im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2016
One of my favourites from Bierhandlung. Malty vinegar in nose. Nice sourish woody taste. Also some sweet malt notes, black currant and bread.

3.3
Mariox (333) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji oraz przepisana z profilu na Untappd. Nie jest zły, ale się nie umywa to najlepszych piw z tego stylu

4
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2010
Poured a dark ruby with a thin ivory head. Aroma: vinegar, berries, fresh fruit, wood. Taste: tart berries, wood, sour, fruits, honey sweet... all smooth and mellow. Finish: mild tart, honey sweet, dry. Medium body, mild carbonation. Overall very good: nice depth and very balanced.

3.7
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
on tap, pours deep red, with small of white head, Aroma: green apples, lemon, apple cider vinegar, white grapes, vinous, sweet vinegar, raisins, childrens champagne (børnechampagne) dusty, oak, fruity sweetness, acetone, nail polish remover, sultanas, Taste: minerally, freen apples, sweet vinegar, malt sweetness, acetone, molasses, figs, dried fruits, dates, dusty, oak, woody, faint barnyard, rotten apples, pear, quite sweet, yeast,

4.4
Passewaaij (332) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2013
caramel, herbs, black, cloudy, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, heavily sour, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter, geuze sour. Great beer, not very easy.

3.8
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
0.3l bottle from liberty wines! Thanks Angela! Served in a chalice. Pours an opaque brown, lots of carbonation. Head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Cherries, oak. Can’t get more as my nose is stuffed. Palate: medium bodied, smooth but fizzy. Short finish. Taste: Starts of sweet, quickly moves to rather tart, but not face-implodingly tart. Very nice.

4
jumpjet2k (330) - 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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