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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

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RATINGS: 2919   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
trevman7 (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
This was my first sour ale and I found it exceptionally different for anything I have had before. I was a little shocked by the taste at first but either because it was warming up or because it is an aquired taste, I began to enjoy it thouroughly. The aroma is very strong and smelled of vinegar. There was little to no head and it was a dark brown that glistened red in the light. The taste was almost like a bitter sour wine.

3.6
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Dark reddish colour with a creamy medium-sized beige head. Aroma is tart, woody and fruity with notes of sweet cherries. Flavour is sweet and sour with some caramel, apples and cherries. Medium-bodied and quite sour finish.

3.6
Hermod (7693) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2016 Rerate. Stadin panimobaari oak aged tasting. From bottle 75cl.Poured reddish brown with a thin white head. Marzipan, vinegary, sticky woody aroma. Sweet cherry, marzipan, wood, tartness and vinegar. Really good. 737414
25cl bottle from Bierkompass.de. Poured cola color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is vinegar mostly, so sour I couldn´t detect much more. Flavor is vinegar, but not as strong as aroma, with some sweet cherry notes. Quite complex. Must be the most soury sour ale I have tried so far. Interesting, although the aroma was a bit too much for me.537312

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milewide (2219) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Color was reddish brown, but aroma and taste were less sour than I expected. Modest head. Medium body.

3.6
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2010
Light, light sourness, wood, apple, tiny bit of cardboard, easy to drink. I’ve had this lots of times, never difficult to finish off a 75cl bottle.

3.6
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2011
Slightly sweet with red currant and earthy bramble fruit notes as well as some slight oaky notes.

3.6
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle, pours a murky brown, the smell is of a kind of sour cherrys. and the oak comes through a bit. the taste is a light sourness and a good beer, decent offering

3.6
stravale (3055) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 2nd rate - Bottle from Tomlinsons Beer Shop, Inverness 091012
It’s a year later now...I’m really liking this now..Palate 3 -> 4 Overall 14 -> 15

Bottle from Beers of Europe 161111 7/3/7/3/14
Ruby red-brown with thin off white head, clear
Aroma - sour, cider-like, some yeast, hint of spice and red wine, no hops
Taste - very fruity, raspberry and blackcurrant jam, cider apples, cider vinegar, sourish and tart, sweet, hint of spice, no hops, slight bread, hint of wood, complex
Palate - moderate to high carb, tart, sweet, then a hint of bitterness in the middle, texture is syrupy. Finish is very dry, mouth puckering, quite sour and very fruity, doesn’t linger too much.
Fruity, complex, definetly a sipper.

3.6
RasmusOtt (2740) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 On tap. Pours clear deep red with a beige head. Aroma is sweet ripe fruits, alot of plum coming through along with strawberry jam, oak, balsamic, sweet malts, champagne, sweet malts, dark sweet cherry and some figs. Taste is like sweet champagne, oak, sweet cherry, rather dry, some jam, figs and some candy sweetness to it.

3.6
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours a translucent ruby red with a small creamy head. Nose is sour cherry, dried fruit, barrel funk, sweet malt. Flavor is has the sweet sour going on with dark fruits and bread. Dry sour finish.


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