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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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3.6
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Deep Mahogany with a long lasting beiege head. Tart cherry aroma with a pronounced vinegar note. Pleasant taste of tart sour cherries, with some malt and oak notes as well.

3.6
DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Poured a ruby red with hints of fruitiness.The taste was very wine like.Had some wine charachteristics with a small bite.A nice and sweet brew that i would try again

3.6
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Just add some olive oil and you’ll have a nice balsamic salad dressing. Dark cherry after taste. A bit too sweet for my liking. Does get better towards the bottom of the bottle.

3.6
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Pours a deep red/brown color with an off white head. The head diminished almost immediately and left a thin sticky lace. The aroma is tart and more like wine than beer -- cider vinegar smell. The taste is tart like a cider. The mouthfeel was somewhat complex: tart at the beginning with a dry middle and an astringent finish. I have had this beer a couple of times. It does not appear to bee a good representation of the style, but a style of itself. An interesting experience.

3.6
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 24, 2009
reddish brown colored beer with offwhite head smells sourish and malty and fruity tasts sweetish-sourish of some mixed fruits and some alcohol, somme woodyness aftertaste sweetish sourish, the fruityness is no more so like mixed fruits, more like pineapple, and a bit winy tasts special, between ale and lambic

3.6
RedSox2004 (1895) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
Deep brownish red, slightly cloudy from the yeast, with a small head but good retention and very good lacing. Strong sour fruit aromas featuring apples and cherried. Some smokiness as well. Flavor is dominated by the tart fruits, with a solid malt backbone, and a surprisingly dry, crisp finish. Lively carbonation and a soft, smooth mouthfeel. Very enjoyable, but I’d have trouble with more than one.

3.6
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2009
Poured brown with a white head. Aroma of cherries. Sour funky cherry. Not bad.

3.6
deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Pours dark red with a pinkish head. Aroma is full of all types of fruit, berries and plums mainly with sour undertones. Starts off sour and builds to a sweet aftertaste. A little sweet for me but not bad.

3.6
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - MAY 6, 2009
330ml bottle. Another try after a nauseatingly sweet attempt many years ago. Small head on a reddish brown body. Nose is of raspberries and cherry, wood, and apple cider vinegar. Flavor is much of the same with sweetness and oak coming through very strong. Finish is short and fairly clean. While I’d like more acid, it’s a tasty and easy to drink sour.

3.6
NDbeerdrinker (167) - West Islip, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Aroma is ultra sweet malts, sour apple and cherry. Taste is sweet sour cherry, some caramel, vinegar, and a less that desirable aftertaste that takes away from an otherwise very good beer.


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