Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 2843   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybion (159) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle, 330ml. Pours clear VERY dark red with minimal soapy off-white head. Small amount of large carb bubbles visible. No lacing. Aroma is very vinous and sour, with strong notes of cherry, rich, spicy fruitcake, muscavado sugar, brandy, liquorice balsamic vinegar in the back. Somewhat musty, woody, also something lactic; strong cheese maybe, as an undercurrent. Acetone also present. Very mildly sweet sometimes. Taste is much sweeter and fruitier with some blackcurrent and maybe even raspberry coming through with the sour cherry and vinous stuff at the forefront. This is followed up by a dry, mild, lactic sourness with some lingering light, sticky cereal malt. Balsamic vinegar is a constant presence. Comes across as quite syrupy in flavour but the body is light and the texture is smooth, with some moderate carbonation lending more weight to the sour attack. Like it but I prefer this style less sweet on the tongue.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Juggernaut84 (251) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2017 Optik: tiefes Rot und feiner Schaum, nichts zu beanstanden und sehr appetitlicher Anblick. Nase: reife Sure und trockene Frchte, wenn man schwenkt kommt eine stark tzende Klebstoffnote die in Apfelessig endet. Fr mich ein zu krasses Off-Flavor auch fr Sauer. Mund: samtig weiches Mundgefhl adstringierende Balsamico-Sure die zusammen mit der leichten Carbonisation schn prickelt. Der Abgang ist trocken und anhaltend. wre die Nase nicht so mies wrde ich es mgen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CyborgX (90) - THAILAND - FEB 16, 2017
Tap - aroma is sour and full bodied. Taste follows the aroma but with some sweet tones, giving a very intense attack on the senses as sweet and sour combintion frequently do. I love this stuff in bottles, on tap its even better! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2522) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Nose is sweet and light vinegar. Thick and chewy. Lots of sweet and then some Brett and sour. Nice overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koncert92 (390) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
butelka 750ml. nikły aromat, lecz przyjemny. pięknie się prezentuje, piana utrzymuje się, ładnie zdobi szkło. w smaku świetny balans pomiędzy kwaśnością a słodkością. suszone czerwone owoce, pełne w smaku. Świetne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2627) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Reddish-brown ale. Vinous, rich, fruity, sweet & sour. Sweet dark cherries balanced by slightly wine-vinegary sourness. Very nice! (2008)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrabren (1120) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 11, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Vrutak, Zagreb. Shared with Vinja 666 and Nikola. Dark brown, coke color, small off-white head. Wine, cherry-brandy, basement aromas, alcohol, glue. Sour and gluey dryness. Astringent, very dry, medium body, lingering dry finish. Very sour, a beer for true sour lovers. Very nice and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graziano85 (445) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2017
Deep amber/brown color, clear, with a small creamy head, disappearing with some lace. Aroma is licorice, some lactic acid, a little tartness, some wood notes. Taste is more lactic acid, vinegar but not intense, wood. Dry mouthfeel, good carbonation, not too much fizzy, refreshing. Its not a Rodenbach Grand Cru, but its a nice beer of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejackpacker (199) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home. An incredibly odd beer with which Ive had a complicated relationship. First time I thought it was the nastiest thing God put on this earth. The second time, maybe one of the best. This time, this wine like beer came off more sweet than sour. It is of course very tart and had very powerful flavours of sherry and wine vinegar (so sherry vinegar). Berry pick a mix. I wish it felt more Belgian / alcoholic as it came off too sweet and vinegary this time. Was clearly better off draught at the pub in Sweden!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (377) - - FEB 6, 2017
C. Pours a clear reddish brown color with khaki head. Not bad flavor, but a little more sour than i like

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