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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: 2826   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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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle, exp 6/2012 Beautiful sour aroma, berries and cherries with earthy overtone. Color is ruby/brown, brilliantly clear. Beautifully conditioned, liveaving nice lace on the glass. Flavor is good, but a bit disappointing. Full attenuation leaves nice dry finish, but complexity of aroma doesnt follow through on the flavor. Rather bland but clean finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brekeriet (139) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2011
Aroma: lactic adid, vinagre, brett, rotten. The taste is way too sweet, and a lot of iron. Very nice appearance with a clear color. Ok head. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Not our type of beer at all.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LanceUppercut (139) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2009
It pours a dark reddish colour, with almost no head. Aroma is really good and sweet, containing red wine and cherries. Taste is equally awesome and brings out everything that was present in the aroma, plus a nice touch of yeast, cherry stones and metal/minerals. Finish brings out a little too much funk which is the only bad thing I have to say. Great brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - MAY 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown. Aroma of wood, balsamic vinegar, and fruit. Flavor starts very sweet... caramel like. Very creamy and smooth. But too sweet to put it up at the top with my favorites.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 bronish red in color, aroma sweet fruity taste sweet, acidic then cherry hint of vanilla then sour and cherry before the swollowing finnishes abit dry

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrStitch (137) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick egg shell colored head. Aroma was like vinegar, malt, cherries, must, funk, and markers. Taste was interesting cherries and malt playing nicely off of one another with a hint of vinegar much like the smell. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with a nice tangyness to it. An excellent sour ale that I will be having again.
Earlier Rating: 3/30/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick egg shell colored head. Aroma was like vinegar, malt, cherries, and markers. Taste was interesting cherries and malt with a hint of vinegar much like the smell. All in all a very nice taste its just a shame that it was retired.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GardenGabe (137) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Pour is deep reddish brown, with a very dense pinkish tan head. Moderate lacing. Nose of caremel, apple, cider vinegar. Taste is slightly sour, sweet malt, apple, some lemon and rose water. Moderate carbonation with a smooth mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ippopodio (135) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2015
Un intenso colore bruno velato con riflessi rubino è accompagnato da una corposa schiuma nocciola. L'aceto di mele pervade immediatamente il naso insieme ad un dolce sentore di porto e frutti rossi. In bocca è agrodolce con un finale secco e legnoso. L'alta carbonazione e il corpo medio la rendono più agile nella bevuta.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
Pours a chesnut colour with a thick off white head. Aroma: tart dark fruit, balsamic vinegar, cherry stones, and a bit of funk. Flavour: Combination of sweet fruity and sour qualities which i just luv luv luv. Cant believe i can get this locally now in london. Awesome and unsual a great palate cleanser between stouts and lambics.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Wow this is a really nice beer that is something that has amazing complexity. It is a little sweet, but it balances nicely with the sour. Carbonation is perfect and the twang of sour mates itself very well. There are notes of cherry, plums and oak. A chocolate whisper comes to mind in the finish. What a head really nice long lingering head as you pour into a glass. I would recommend with a Bavarian Chocoloate cherry cake. A real winner and a must try for every Belgian beer lover.


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