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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2845   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13558) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle from Utobeer and on draft at the White Horse a while back. It pours a deep red-brown colour with thin foamy off-white and moderate carbonation. The nose is malt vinegar, sweet strawberry, red apple, prune and artificial cherry (like cherry tunes). The taste is vinous, sweet blueberry, blackberry, red apple, raspberry jam, red grape, prunes and a little malt vinegar. There is an underlying light sourness that balances the sweet berry flavours. The finish is unfortunately on the short side. It is a great beer, which is true to style, but it is perhaps a touch too sweet for my liking.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
750 mL bottle from Dumdum. Burgundy red with a thin off-white rich head. In aroma, vanilla fudge and oranges are noted. In mmouth, crme brul with sour points comming out well. However, the bottle is off, or oxidized, and lost some of its umphh...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (13186) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark amber with a medium frothy ligh tan head that lasts awhile leaving behind decent spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong vinegar and tart. Light bodied and thin mouthfeel with a very sweet strawberry taste. Very smooth and easy to drink, my first sour ale and what an amazing beer it was.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (13183) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
Copper brown with a big pillow of creamy off-white head. Light fruity aroma, some apple peel and som sourness. Sweet with a decent sour finish. Its good in the candy-like sour category, but I didnt like that apple thing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13171) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a vibrant red colour with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is very tart, almost vinegar and tannic, with notes of tart cherry and funk. Sweeter than expected taste with slight funk and sourness Strong cherry and grape notes as well. Full bodied,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (13119) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Mahogany colour with an reddish head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, spice and oak.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12918) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 Very sour and sweet taste. Oak, cherry and sour cream both in aroma and taste. Re-rate: Bottle. Caramel and raspberry yoghurt in the aroma. Milky sour flavor with hints of iron, caramel, yoghurt and oak. Buttery aftertaste, somewhat vinous.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a small light tan head. Sour cherry aroma and a rich cherry flavor. Soft, creamy, and somewhat sticky palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12599) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours mahagony to nut brown with a small fizzy edgy tan head. Sour muscadine and grape berry aroma with malt character and oak notes. Sour berry and muscadine aged oak malt flavor with sweet caramel and brown sugar notes and light acidity. Medium bodied and fizzy palate that tingles the toungue.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (12360) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2001
dark ruby colour, nice head, fantastic complex aroma: fruity, flowers, vinegar and a hint of chocolate, very rich flavour, cherry, sweetness followed by a long sour finish


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