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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
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3,614 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,614
Reviews: 1,428
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 176
Gots: 532 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

Belgian top-fermented reddish-brown ale, a blend of 8 and 18 months old beers following the careful maturation in oak casks.
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Ratings: 3,614 | Reviews: 1,428
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting and happy I tried this. Cool bartender gave me a half glass on the house as the keg kicked.

Red, clear, very pretty in the glass. Decent head with good retention on the lacing.

The first thing that I picked up was some funk, then maybe cherries and sugar. But primarily musty funk and ... salt?

Tastes quite different than it smells. Sweet up front, cherries and a little tartness to finish. Some weed on the exhalation out of the nose. Grew on me throughout the glass. Not a crisp beer by any stretch.

Light body, not overly carbonated. Quite drinkable but a sipper nonetheless.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark ruby red, almost brown. Head dissipates to almost nothing but leaving plenty of lacing.

Smell is sour dark fruit and spices.

Taste mildly sweet. Fruity cherry and plum flavors with subtle corriander and cinnimon spices. Tartness is not overstated. Smooth balanced flavors with a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth.

Overall this is a decent brew. Flavors are surprisingly smooth and balanced.

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This is my first Flanders Red so I am not sure of the style. I liked the beer so I gave all 4's.

Bottle purchased at The Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC for $7.50. Poured into a Duchesse De Bourgogne chalice. Emerges a ruddy red/ brown color with a one finger sized white head.

Aroma was very vinegary and sour wine. It took some time to adjust to it and become acclimated. I guess it really smelled like red wine vinegar with some strong dark fruitiness underneath.

Flavor was slightly sour yet sweet. Salty.

For my first Flanders Red, I was very intrigued. I will certainly give the style more consideration in the future.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Global Brew. Smells of sour fruit, vinegar, earth. Deep ruby color with an inch thick head. Flavors of red wine, wood, sour cherry, subtle funk. Finishes clean. A very approachable sour and a good place to start if you're just getting in to them.

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,614 ratings.