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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne

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3,351 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,351
Reviews: 1,369
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 155
Gots: 382 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

JonIrabagon, Oct 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Swonkie, Oct 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ceetee26, Oct 02, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced a little to a puffy white head. It is a reddish/amber/crimson color with some clarity and signs of carbonation coming up through the glass. Lots of carbonation too.

Smell: Tart, sour, oak, bready notes, and sweetness from the fruits use in this beer. Smells good.

Taste: tart flavors galore and sweetness. Cherries and raspberries, a little sourness, bready malts, and truly a tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: A bit dry, medium to high carbonation, a little chewy, tasty, and medium bodied.

Overall: bottle or draft, you can't go wrong. Such a cornerstone of a beer for this style.

Flounder57, Oct 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

JSkone09, Oct 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

coreyfmcdonald, Sep 30, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76%

nicsman, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into a snifter. Ruby colored with a two solid fingers of head.
Smells like cider vinegar, cherry and pear.
Fruity taste: cherry and pear again. A little malty sweet at the end with some lemon.
Champagne texture, lots of bubbles but not overly carbonated. Light body.
The vinegar smell actually fit well and thankfully didn't transfer into the taste. Top shelf here. An excellent all-around drink.

Fatehunter, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: appearance is a dark royal cherry red with a with a nice amount of carbonation bubbling to meet an off white film of head consisting of about 1 fingers depth.

S: large sour notes. again cherry, some raspberry maybe and also a slight detection of a grassy characteristic. extremely sweet. aged woody oak character as imagined.

T: really complex! sour, dark, nutty, fruitful. almost like putting a sugar cube into your mouth, residing into cherries, grapes and a woody note that splinters onto your lips and across your tongue. maybe the minor detection of alcohol.

M: very sticky, covering teeth and all sides of mouth. an extremely dry finish resulting in a line of excess sugar across lips.

O: a different outcome than expected of this beer. something i could sit and have with a home cooked meal for sure but not something to have more than one bottle of i feel. loving the woody characters arising and as always the dark fruits. recommend to try

goodbeerallday, Sep 27, 2012
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Renegrenade, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

hardcor33, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ambruns1979, Sep 23, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Ruby red with lots of bubbles. Good lacing.

S: A good sweet and sour but also some woody cinnamon note or so. Maybe like fig and grape as well. It's a little hard to decipher.

T: As the smell a good sweet and sour. Great fruit notes and a good musty finish. A little bitterness helps on the finish. Very complex and defined.

M: Musty bitterness comes through and the large amount of carbonation really makes it difficult to rest on the palate. It seems like the mustyness is really brought out while it rests on the palate.... Mmmmm quite...

O: A very nice beer. Great fruit notes but still has some malty and hoppy notes. I would recommend it.

Jamesthebrit, Sep 21, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 2013. From Platinum.

Pours a deep brown mahogany. Lovely fluffy head looks like it wil stay but doesn't. Spotty lace.

Aromas of balsamic vinegar, sour cherries.

Taste is tart, sour cherries, malt backbone. Some vinegar on back palate to finish dry. Very refreshing, but not in a hot-summer-day beer kind of way.

Mouthfeel light. Lightly but definitely carbonated.

Well made beer, and nicely complex without being a flavour bomb.

heygeebee, Sep 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Thomas_Picton, Sep 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

abex44, Sep 17, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark mahogany with white head. Dissipates to ring around edge of glass.

Smell is peppery, worchestire sauce, tart fruits, ripe plums.

Taste is very tart up front. Ripe fruit (plums and banana) belgian character comes through. Very mild bitterness. Dry.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and dry.

Overall this was weird but enjoyable. I would definitely try again. A very slow sipper for me.

TrappistJohnMD, Sep 16, 2012
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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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