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97
85
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: 2901   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cweekly (1) - USA - MAY 31, 2008
My all-time favorite! Sweet without being cloying, more complex than many single-malt scotches I enjoy, just... wow. The most interesting, complex, enjoyable, unique beer Ive tasted in 15 years of drinking and brewing. A must try.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Michi38 (147) - Cracow, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Ciemno-bordowe, nieprzejrzyste piwo. Piana biała, drobna, obfita, po redukcji zostaje na tafli, zostawia średni lacing. W aromacie typowe czerwone wino - głwnie sfermentowane wiśnie. W smaku bardzo kwaśno, ponownie na myśl przywodzi czerwone wino, ocet, lekka słodka, owocowa kontra. Wysycenie wysokie, goryczka zerowa, posmak

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
silencifobic (43) - Sabadell, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2017
Shared bottle at Olut Sabadell. Amber with creamy head. Almost no carbonation. Vinegar aroma. Sweet and a bit sour. Noble and elegant.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patita (32) - Sabadell, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2017
Shared bottle @aolutSBD tasting club. Pours red-brown. Aroma of vinegar. Taste is sweet and lighy sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bidd (31) - POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Very complex aroma, totally different than taste. In taste nice combination of sour and sweet. Very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
60minuteman (1648) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Pours cloudy dark amber color. Sweet woody, caramel, floral, spice and plum. Sweet and sticky and sour. Pretty much a great balance if a little too prickly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1736) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle at lUltime Atome, Brussels. Clear brownish with beige head. The aroma has notes of brett, wood, ink and acetone. Sour flavor with lots of wood, brett, acetone, sweetish. Medium-bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aardvark1 (25) - POLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Przejrzyste, ciemnordzawe, niska piana. W nosie przede wszystkim czerwone winogrona, lekka kwaśność, lekki rozpuszczalnik, na drugim planie mieszanka czerwonych owocw, zwłaszcza wiśni. Jest mniej kwaśne niż się spodziewałem, rozpuszczalnik na szczęście prawie niewyczuwalny. Bardzo winne i owocowe, trochę słodki posmak. Po ogrzaniu w aromacie mocniejszy rozpuszczalnik, w smaku ujawniają się nuty drewniane, piwo jest bardzo orzeźwiające.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
oberschlesier (19) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - MAY 12, 2017
Vinegar. Mainly vinegar. The hotter this beer was, the more vinegar i felt. It wasnt nice for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (2006) - ISRAEL - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle at lUltime Atome, Brussels. Reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of barnyard, oak, vinegar, Brett. Sweet-sour, lactic, yogurt, wood, vinegar, acetone, a bit too much. Medium-bodied, dry finish, fizzy. Medium-bodied, dry finish, fizzy. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carlom (35) - ITALY - MAY 9, 2017
colore rubino scuro, torbida, schiuma media ma cremosa, al naso note vinose e fruttate, accenno di alcol. Sapore acetico, mela, prugna. Il carattere acetico e ben bilanciato da una componente zuccherina. Una birra complessa ma adatta anche ai non ultori del genere.


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