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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: 2942   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
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2003
A roasted almond tone blends with a serious balsamic vinegar citrus and a touch of cinnamon. Arrives with a light beige head that lasts forever and a deep pool of crystal clear red-red-brown. This has a very unusual mix of sour and spice that is very nice. Starts off a bit sweet and puckers a bit and the end. A very well rounded beer.

4.4
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Strong acetic aroma, some oakiness. Dark caramel, small creamy head. Sweet, overbalancing the tart. Acidic on the tounge. Great!

3.5
Cwieku666 (182) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Aromat: z butelki to były głównie winne, lekko octowe, wiśniowe i drewniane z nuty. Natomiast ze szkła atakował taki zmywacz do paznokci, że aż trochę odrzucało i ciężko coś było innego wyczuć. Wygląd: Brązowe, z niewielką pianą. Smak: jest średnio kwaśny, owocowy, głównie dojrzałe wiśnie, jest też ocet balsamiczny i drewno. Wysycenie jest niskie, a alkohol dobrze ukryty. Ogólnie: Fajny i ciekawy kwach, ale ostatnio pity Rodebach Grand Cru bardziej mi smakował.

4
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Malty, yeasty aroma. Clear brown, amber colour. Very fruity and sparkly. Getting some cranberrry taste, and some other red berries. Maybe some boysenberry as well. Very mild sour taste and medium bodied.

4
Gaelic (179) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Red brown ale. Sweet, with tast of fruit, small bitters, elegance tast. Tickling on the tongue. Nice label on the bottlelight body,

3.9
birocotsios (179) - - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with small brown head. Sharp sour aroma of wine vinegar with a sweet touch. Sour taste of wine vinegar, fruits like sourcherry and malty sweet notes. Spicy aftertaste with the sournes hanging im the mouth.

3.7
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Nice dark amber pour, with a quick acerbic palate. Taste is immediately sour, almost like an apple wine.

3.7
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - APR 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2010 This one has a very good-looking label! Remind me the MacCallahan advertisement on TV at least ten years ago... Colour is dark red; smells woody (probably the oak where the ale age), rotten strawberries. Sour flavour, between vinegar and wine, and the aroma too, except a touch of cherry. A very good flemish sour red ale.

3.3
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2005
large bottle 12/19/05. This is my first flemish sour and it was not at all what I expected. Extremely vinagar like in taste and smell. Very acidic. Reminded me of beer mixed with carbonated apple cider. Poured a cherry wood color with a decent head. I am going to have to try some others in this style but my first impressions are no better than average.

3.9
luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 16, 2006
Aroma: Some brett and lactic acid funk... with some sweet notes blended in Appearance: Clean, Dark Brown with reddish highlights pours with off white head which does not last too long Flavor: Starts off intriguingly tart and funky but is replaced with a flavor of cherries and some sweetness (Would be a nice after dinner drink) Palate: Complex flavors with dark fruit and cherries flooded over with some sour notes which finish slightly sweet on the tongue Overall: For a Flander’s red seems to be dumbed down a bit.. the sourness and funk is very restrained almost to it coming off a little too sweet. If it s possible this would be a gateway Sour beer (Better ones are Goudenband and Rodenbach)


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