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96
85
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: 2884   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
birrabona (247) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2011
dark with pale amber, by fresh acidity, aromas of vanilla, light tannins, shades of the wood. excellent speciality, scura con riflessi ambrato , fresca da acidità , aromatica di vanilla , leggera tannicità , sfumature del legno. ottima specialità

4.2
Livendadream (247) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Btl pours a clear auburn color with red highlights. Nice fluffy off white head vanishes quickly leaving spots of lace on glass. Smells of vinegar,alcohol,over ripe fruit, dates,figs, and earth. Tastes of sour cherries, sweet candy,wood and red wine. Medium body, soft mouthfeel,lively carbonation and a dry tart finish. The sweet flavors complement the sour taste, making this beer perfectly balanced. It is nice and refreshing and very tasty. You can tell a lot of time and effort was put into this beer. Fantastic!

3.4
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.

4.3
Vili (245) - FINLAND - NOV 18, 2015
25cl bottle. Clear, dark amber-brown pour with thin, light brown head. Aromas of ripe fruit, dry wood and cherries. Taste is dry, complex, fruity sweet but bubbly. Lively carbonation, fresh palate. Aftertaste is really short but fresh and sweet at the same time. Really good and balanced, nice beer.

3.5
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.

3.4
strowlands8 (244) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2017
Aroma is of cherry and raspberry, slight vinegar note. Appearance is ruby red with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Slight funk with red fruit flavours, vinegar again. Perfect carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Nice beer but can’t get over that vinegar note that just doesn’t do it for me.

4.2
JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
This beer is fairly odd. I was expecting something more sour than this, but it is still good. In appearance it is like looking through a burgundy prism. The aroma is higly sour and smells somewhat of red wine and cranberries. The flavor is more subdued. It is tart, crisp, combined with maltiness and a little bit of raisin flavor. It reminds me of a Spanish manzanilla sherry I once drank in terms of fruitiness. Specifically there are hints of raisin, raspberry, some green apple. At first I was disappointed because I was expecting something very sour, but the more I sip it, the more I appreciate it’s mellow blend of sourness, maltiness, and earthy fruit. Seek this out and buy a bottle!

3.9
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2007
dark brown/ruby nice head. sweet fruit with a hint of sour akin to a red wine maybe. rich malt with a nice rounded mouthfeel. finish brings out the sourness just enough to let you know its there. even shows signs of a light cherry soda on occassion. like a cheerwine minus the sweetness for you southerners. lovely and easy drinking. one of my favorites.

4.1
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
Clear chestnut amber, great white foam. Aroma sour & sweet. Fantastic heavy sweet and sour flavor, too much for a long drink. Dessert wine style. Thick body, prickly / sour. Lovely beer. No reason to buy a large bottle. Purchased in Ølbutikken


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