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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: 2903   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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3.8
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 14, 2010
Very hard to rate, because this is not my cup of tea. But I did my best; A tall, WILD foam on top of a dark dark red beer. Not unlike a gueze with a acidic fruitynes with some licorice. It smells like they hangover, only in a good. way. On the palate it´s high acid but a really nice body and structure with some sweetness in the end. It follows the aromas in flavour, but it got more of an sweet licorice taste going on.

3.8
cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap at The Bomber Shelter in Milwaukee, pours a dark black/read with a decent size head, the aroma is of sour cherries and funk, the flavor is much of the same, sour cherries, plum and funk, good stuff.

3.8
KnutAlbert (6798) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2010
Vinegar and spice aroma. Sweet and sour, salt and pepper. Wine and beer, malt and ginger. Sweet finish with some mint. Too sweet IMHO.

3.8
Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
Holzig und säuerlich im Geruch. Mild saurer fast sahniger Antrunk. Zur Mitte hin fruchtig und an Maracuja erinnernd. Trocken-herb und milchsäuernd abschließend. Gut zu trinken. Ein rundes Gebräu - empfehlenswert.Test vom 7.2.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche

3.8
magsinva (1493) - Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle - pours a clear dark red with an off white head. Aroma is big, sour dark cherries. Taste is mildly sour without being tart. Sourness lingers nicely. Palate is a bit thin, but I think if it was too much thicker it would be weird. Lovely!

3.8
Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2011
250ml bottle. Pours a red - orange colour with a thick beige head that lasts. The nose is quite sweet with candy sugar before tart aromas of pickled onion and balsamic vinegar. Flavour is also sweet and a little tart although more subtle than I remember. Lemon and balsamic vinegar flavours before mild caramel malt. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Very enjoyable.

3.8
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2011
I must admit I can’t remember exactly what colour this beer was - it was getting late and the bar wasn’t exactly brightly lit. But the flavour was excellent after a bit of adjustment from the Orval we had before. Fruity but tart and very drinkable.

3.8
hivemind (933) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle at Fulton Grand with Erica last night. Pours dark amber. Smells sugary and juicy. Tastes much the same. Grape stands out and there are notes of other fruits but none in particular. Very sweet and moderately tart, but not really too sour or acidic. Tasty, but more as a fruit beer than a sour in my opinion.

3.8
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Poured from the bottle with a very small head. Aroma is huge vinegar, raspberries, toffee, caramel, yeasty, cherry, and red wine. You can tell just by the smell of it that you are in for a nice sour experience. Taste is sweet fruits, cherries, blueberries, red wine vinegar, oak, light char, and caramel with a big acetic sour finish. Has a slick texture with soft carboantion. Damn decent sour, but not as good as I remember it.

3.8
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Fruitiness gives way to a palate cleansing bright sourness. Excellent sour


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