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97
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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: 2869   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 18, 2014
Bouteille 33cl au Wine More Time, Bordeaux. Un bel exemple de oud bruin flamande, arome et got de vinaigre, un superbe quilibre entre acidit et amertume. Un dlice!

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Color reminds me of grade B maple syrup - slightly ruby-colored. Off-white head with larger, coarse bubbles that slide off of the sides of the glass. Balsamic and something peppery on the nose with a fleeting woody character. As it warms, the archetypal grass and "funky" smell begins to develop but never really gains an unpleasant strength. Tastes lightly of balsamic. Tart but very refreshing. Flavor is not overpowering like some other Flemish sours I have had. A bit of unripe berry flavor and some kind of grape or red wine character. Sweet aftertaste that fades quickly. Mouthfeel is good - just enough carbonation to give it a bite and the beer does not "cling" to the tongue at all. Personally, I liked it best below the recommended temperature range. 35F-40F makes for a very crisp taste and muted sweetness while still giving you that up-front sour vinegar character. I would recommend this as a gateway for introducing people to this style of ale. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slawek (253) - Krakw, POLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark red color, small tan head, clear body. Aroma: Wine, grapes, bit of barnyard, some vingear, medium intense, very pleasant. Taste: Low sweetness with medium bitterness. Flavor of dry wine, grapes but it is not astringent at all. Quite sour. Very refreshing, with high carbonation, almost no aftertaste. Very impresive beer, i like it much!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dropi6 (253) - POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Pours dark, brown, clear with red flashes. Minimal head with small bubbles. Extremely aromatic. Wine, fresh sour fruits, plums, little alcohol, vinegar ( but pleasant one), grapes, basement aromas, yeast. Medium sweetness, medium sourness. Full body, thick feel, lively, astringent wine-ish finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lebermilz (251) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2015
Mein erstes saures Bier. Sehr komplex, erfrischend, Noten von spontaner Grung. Beim ersten Mal aus der 0,75er Flasche getrunken, dann spter nochmal aus der kleinen Flasche. Beim zweiten Mal waren die Flchtigen Suren recht ppig, auf Deutsch: die Essignote war schon ziemlich heftig. Kein Bier fr ein erstes Date.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pudding (249) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
330ml bottle from Cotteridge Wines, B30. A pleasant drink, a cross between a beer and a wine. Deep red/brown colour. Manages to be sweet and astringent together. Wine-like tang and oak detectable. One for the connoisseur.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Orange_times (249) - UKRAINE - MAR 9, 2017
Pours in dark ruby colour with small off white head. Aroma of red wine, wine vinegar. Lightly bitter, light sweetness, heavily sour/ Medium body, low carbonization, strong sour aftertaste

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.

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.


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