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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne

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3,156 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,156
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 144
Gots: 328 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe visit their website

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian top-fermented reddish-brown ale, a blend of 8 and 18 months old beers following the careful maturation in oak casks.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001)
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Photo of BAsbill
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep chestnut with creamy beige head that fades to film.
Balsamic, cranberry, wood and dark candy sugar.
Raspberry vinagrette, a speck of chocolate, a vanilla oak hit and berry jam.
Winey finish and tart cherry skin linger.
Medium, chewy, creamy but clean.

Surprisingly sweet, some vinegar and wood but lots of red fruit sugar. Expected Brett or at least some big yeast but there's no funk at all. Oud Bruin more than Flanders Red.

Nice, just not so interesting.

StJamesGate, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mickeyk927, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of FLima
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark brown ruby color with a thick head with long retention and leaving laces.
Sour aroma with a good hint of red wine, vinegar and wood.
Delicious taste of bubbling red wine with some notes of Belgian yeast, condiments, a hint of earthy hops and raspberries. Mildly dry aftertaste with its residual grape. Very refreshing.
Light body with medium carbonation and tiny bubbles. Alcohol is in complete harmony with the other ingredients, more so than real wine.
Extreme well balanced beer, combining drinkability with flavor. Not too sour, perfect level (unless you dig a lot sour beers). Excellent. I am now curious to try it even more aged. I have the impression will continue to evolve.

FLima, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

johnyb, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a very dark ruby color, with some brown and purple. Has a very thick head and nice lacing.

Smell –Vinegar, red wine, raspberry, oak, a hint of black cherry, and sugar.

Taste – Sweet yet sour raspberry and grape flavors. A little like Sour Patch Kids. But it also complemented with oak, vinegar, and black cherry. Lots of tastes in this.

Mouthfeel – Starts off sweet, but leaves a sour aftertaste, but not too sour, which is why I really like it. Nicely carbonated.

Drinkability – A very good sour. Goes down very easily, although it is only 6%.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Sparky44, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

slay, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BlueFeetAndBeer, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

trevorpost, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

superduperfly, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Poupae, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dvmin98, Mar 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

shigg85, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

eriknordlund, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

outoffocus, Mar 23, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Beerney, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ironchefmiyagi13, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Kinzei, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Docrock, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of eandersen
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice deep ruby with a 2 finger off white head. Dissipates quickly. Leaves some really impressive, thick lacing.

S - Balsamic vinegar upfront followed by deep wine like berry smells; dark raspberry, elderberry. Maybe a little bready malt. Slight oakiness.

T - The deep dark berry tastes come through much more than the nose would suggest. Definitely more ripe cherry than is detectable on the nose. Tartness at the front of the mouth, but not necessarily a balsamic tart, almost more of a lactic acid tart. Very nice sour. Super easy drinking.

M - Very smooth. Carbonation is somewhat less than I expected for the style leading to a slicker mouthfeel than many sours. But I'm totally OK with that.

O - Really excellent sour, will absolutely return to this. I could see this aging exceptionally well.

eandersen, Mar 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Mosul, Mar 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

harpus, Mar 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Neumick, Mar 19, 2013
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,156 ratings.