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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2887   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1672) - Saltcoats, - MAY 17, 2012
Tasted this in the Delirium Cafe, Brussels in April 2012. 33 cl bottle in a superb tulip shaped glass. Pours a clear dark ruby red with a off white head. Strange sickly sweet aroma with notes of baby vomit and black cherry yoghurt. Smooth milky mouthfeel and superb lacing. Dark malts give a strange range of flavours with sour milk combined with black cherries and mashed bananas. There is a slight suggestion of hops in there but this is difficult to detect. Finish is sweet and malty with just a hint of fruity sourness before the sweet notes smooth everything over in a malt blanket. An interesting type of ale (Flemish Red) and worth trying out. Well recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergaard (335) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2017
Lovely Flemish sour ale. Sweeter than the average Flemish red/brown but still with a pungent kick of tart cherries and some herbal sensation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kucharz (20) - Rzeszw, POLAND - APR 20, 2017
kwas co sie zowie. w aromacie i smaku drewno, ocet winny, wiśnie, kompot wiśniowy. Slodkie po chwili mocno kwasne, orzezwiajace- zdecydowanie moje klimaty, wyraziste i robiace na mnie lepsze wrazenie niz nowy artrezan chateu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumore (386) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 20, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours ebony, with beautiful purple reflections, with very limited foam. Aroma is acetic. Body is medium. Taste is strongly sour, acetic to be precise. Finish is short.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronIPAAPA (95) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 20, 2017
Wiśnie, delikatna kwasność, trochę za duża słodycz, ciemne owoce. Ocena na podstawie notatek pisanych przed założeniem konta na RB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (2802) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2017
Draft Taproom (Charlottesville). Flavor is somewhat tart-sweet cherry, earthy, other dark fruits. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tryemallonce (23) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2017
This may change my mind on Sours. Most complex beer Ive ever had the pleasure of trying. How many different sensations can you get out of one beer! Fantastic!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jbx077 (4) - - APR 17, 2017 does not count
Niet mijn ding. Proeft naar geuze. Veel te zuur naar mijn smaak. Flesje weggegoten. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
basjansen14 (261) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
Amber kleurig bier met een kleine crme kleurige schuimkraag. Aroma: balsamico, kersen en wat zoete mout. Smaak: balsamico, kersen, vanille en eiken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeverageMood (2) - Catania, ITALY - APR 14, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: APR 15, 2017 Birra flamish a mio parere spettacolare. Aroma dolciastro con spunti di acidulo. S, ma un acetato leggero e di classe. Mai invadente. Schiuma pi che cremosa aspetto piuttosto limpido, con ampi spazi di luce passanti. Gli aromi variano dai frutti a bacca rossa specie amarene sciroppate, a tratti mele verdi, e uva sultanina. Mix di sensazioni gradevoli fruttate al palato e bollicine di risalita nella norma. Gusto rotondo con chiare percezioni di dolce, vanigliato a tratti, e acidulo nel finale. Amaro praticamente nullo e persistenza gusto-olfattiva breve (5/6 secondi). Birra pi che piacevole. Abbinata a sapori forti (gorgonzola, nduja calabrese, lupini locali) da un mix di gusti di notevole rilevanza. Unaltra please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (3050) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2017
Pours a nice amber color with off white head. Tart cherry aroma. Sweet cherry with a light funk through the middle and a light tart finish. Notes: on tap at the Flying Saucer KC (Apr 17)

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