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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2922   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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WingdSoldier (73) - - MAR 9, 2014
Sweet and fresh beer with a fruity character, also I’d swear they added a bit of Fristi to the flavours.

Rychuku (88) - POLAND - JUN 26, 2017
bottle 0,25 drunk half a year after the expiry date. Aroma of red wine, full, fresh, kind of sweet aroma of wine, but also some paint remover. Dark red colour. Sweet, sour and bitter, with a tinge of alcohol in the back of the throat. Also red fruits. The paint remover is kind of disturbing, but the buquet is still very rich and original. I will definitely try it again, next time with fresher beer.

bohitomi (6) - - JUN 26, 2017 does not count
It was very interesting, taste like vinegar. Could be nice after a heavy food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JLlunell (76) - Sabadelll, SPAIN - JUN 26, 2017
Probada en el club de cata Olut de Sabadell, de aroma la sensación es de vinagre pero al gusto es más dulce de lo que esperas

nathanvc (449) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2017
At Het Spijker, Ghent. Pours hazy dark red with a small, lasting, off-white head. The aroma contains vinegar (balsamic), (sour) cherry, wine, raisin, wood, some yeast and ’basement aromas’, dried fruit. It tastes medium to heavy sour and very light fruity sweet, with a tart finish. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, oily texture. Well-balanced, complex. I’m not a big enthusiast of the style, but I can acknowledge this one’s superiority.

jksipa (918) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear reddish brown with a large lingering off white heat that leaves some patchy lace. Nose is Vinegar, dark fruit, grape, cherries and light wood. Flavour is a light fruit sweetness with a dominant cherry tartness that continues through the sticky finish.Mouth is medium+ and sticky with a good carbonation. Full and complex. 7/4-/8/4/15

zizivan (10) - SLOVENIA - JUN 23, 2017
Vinegar and glue, cherries, up front caramel sweetness, complex packed with flavor, but too much glue on the nose.

Towey1989 (2710) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle at Den Engel, Leek. Pours a deep brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma of plum, black grape, some vinegar, slight cherry, a little sourness and subtle wood. Taste of plum, dark berries, some black grape, slight vinegar, a little sourness, a hint of wood and subtle sugar. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, slightly sharp, red fruit sourness on the finish. As good as Rodenbach but more softer and slightly more sour. Good body and lots of fruit. Very good.

paulcliff (18) - - JUN 20, 2017
Aroma of a good Belgian Trappist ale, beautiful reddish-brown colour...just not a fan of sour ales. My palate hasn't matured to the point where I appreciate them yet I guess. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mkdyderski (7) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017 does not count
floral, fruits aroma, dominated by grapes red, brown, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, l ong finish, fizzy, very nice, a bit sour and refreshng beer

czlowiekmotyka (266) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 19, 2017
I am disappointed. It tastes like vinegar with sugar. Some red fruit wander in the background.

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