overall
97
85
style
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: 2843   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
lethe (177) - New York, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Burgundy pour with foamy, frothy white head. Nose is upfront and tart with sour, dark fruit and a carbonated effervescence. Palate is medium-bodied and appetizing. Flavor is starts very sour with cherry and licorice, then mellows with some oak, and smooths nicely into malt deliverence. Damn fine and well representative of the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Pours a beautiful burgundy colored brown. Smell is more of a port wine than a beer. The aroma is of ripe fruit, alcohol, slight vinegar, dark malts, and spice notes. Taste is a bit hard to describe it is more like a wine, yet the fruit and aged oak flavor come through nicely. Very good beer, worth the cost!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Aroma: wasnt as pleasant as I thought it was going to be Appearance: was a nice deep red Taste: had a raspberry taste, fairly sweet. Palate: not very bitter, but lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kampfar (176) - Osnabrck, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 From tap at Bierfest Mnster, dark red-brown coloured with an off-white head. Aroma of dark red fruits and balsamic vinegar. Taste is heavy sour (vinegar) nearly hot, dark fruits, cask flavors, woody. Medium long finish, good carbonation. Medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pitch992 (176) - SLOVENIA - JUL 7, 2016
bottle from Pivoljub. Aroma: tart, gentle citrusy, woody,low molasses, leather, horseblanket, some vanilla, chocolate and red currant. deep red-brown, with nice reddish tint, off white head with good retention, clear. light sweetness, medium bitterness, similar to aroma. bit more of acidic, winous feel, some gentle alcohol warmth, otherwise it hides its alcohol great. medium body, slick feel, creamy, fluffy, long finish that is slightly acidic and slightly sweet with some chocolate notes as well. lively, Overall: pleasant, complex, wished there were more in the bottle.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
droef (175) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2017
0,75 liter bottle. Im normally no fan of sour beers, and this was no exception. This one is foor fans only, and Im not one of them...

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schlumpfhunter (174) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2016
Farbe: cola Schaum: fein, relat wenig Nase: sauer, hm essig, komplex, cola, keller, alte holzfsser, Geschmack: sehr feinperlig, sauer, dann krftiger most-hnlicher fassgeschmack. hnlich komlrc wie die nase. Im Nachgeschmack ziemlich essig-sauer, da ists nicht so super. Sonst aber genial.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Tart, sweet, cherry lambic-like, fruity aroma. Thick, light brown, mostly diminishing head. Ruby-red, brownish in appearance. Sweet, fruity, slightly tart, almost lambic-like (cherry/kriek specifically) start with a somewhat metallic(??? I think), mildly dry, kriek lambic-like finish. Very easy to drink. Less than medium body and a bit weak on the palate. Medium carbonation. Very enjoyable. Will certainly try again. See Ercvich's rating for better review.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kchampagne (173) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2013
This is hands down one of my favorite beers and it has been for the longest time. Im surprised it has taken me this long to rate it. Ive had this beer out of the bottle, as well as on tap which is my preference. It pours out a deep ruby color with a small tan head. It smells funky with vinegar, and fruit from the esters. Its a well balanced Flemish Red and has just the right amount of tart/sour to it. I love this one and it is my regular go-to.

2.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours a wonderful amber color with a large coffee and cream head that disappates fairly quickly. Wonderful Cabarnet scent. However this goes down as the first beer I almost threw right back up on the first swallow but further tastings show that its really not too bad. On the same lines as a lambic. OK, would most likely never drink again.


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