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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,096 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,096
Reviews: 1,352
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 139
Gots: 309 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe visit their website
Belgium

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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herman77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-10-2012 20:01:53 | More by herman77
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wo87810

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-07-2012 22:27:37 | More by wo87810
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output01x

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a 330 mL. capped bottle (Best Before 09/11/2013) into a tulip glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger tan-colored head atop a clear cherry brown body with a great torrent of carbonation bubbles surging from the center of the glass. After about a minute-and-a-half, the head dissipates to a thick dusting and thick foam ring. Some decent lacing can be seen clinging to the glass throughout consumption.

Sour and slightly funky, the nose is primarily vinegar and wet wood. Notes of sour apples, black cherries, and raspberry soda are also noticeable.

Each sip starts with sweet and tart flavors of black cherries, raspberries, oak, and just a bit of barnyard funk. Swallowing the beer only increases the sour level and invites flavors of raspberry and cherry candy similar to Jolly Ranchers. These flavors may fade over time but they stick on the palate and linger indefinitely between sips.

Medium bodied with excessive carbonation, this beer fizzes like Alka Seltzer in Dr. Pepper. The body is full enough to allow the flavors to not only register on the taste buds but to stick around for a good bit as well. However, the body never becomes sticky or coating, thanks to the effervescent carbonation. Despite all the fizzing, the carbonation really doesn't detract from the experience much and really helps to keep this beer really drinkable.

03-07-2012 05:47:31 | More by output01x
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

1.48/5  rDev -64.4%

This beer pours a beautiful, bold ruby red with no head but long lasting lace. It's aroma is of dark fruit, musty hay, and yeast. The flavor is mainly sour cherries with a yeasty, bread-like note. The mouthfeel is full with a warming finish. Duchesse De Bourgogne is an okay beer, very filling but a good representation of the style. Slightly recommended.

03-05-2012 03:51:33 | More by B967ierhunter177
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Davit

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-05-2012 00:58:30 | More by Davit
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Hendral

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-04-2012 21:29:38 | More by Hendral
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-04-2012 21:09:03 | More by kew
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-04-2012 03:37:06 | More by Dweedlebug
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brandonasplundh

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-03-2012 17:29:50 | More by brandonasplundh
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2012 16:27:56 | More by cdwil
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bakerm3

New York

3/5  rDev -27.9%

03-02-2012 18:30:10 | More by bakerm3
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vobr0002

Minnesota

2.4/5  rDev -42.3%

A- deep amber color, very clear, with a good amount of white head.

S- vinegar, sour, cherries, raspberries

T- buttery, like the smell otherwise.

M- good mouthfeel and carbonation.

O- i do not care for this beer too much. im a big fan of other flanders but this one does not do it for me. Dont think that i will be having this again.

03-02-2012 04:45:22 | More by vobr0002
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TVolt1

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -18.3%

A: Deep amber color, good clarity, small amount of white head.

S: mmm great smell. Smells of cherry warhead candies and that's my favorite type of sour beer! Good hint of wine smell too.

T: Has a great bubbly, cherry initial flavor that excited me. The aftertaste is almost nutty and does not fit with the beer at all. Finish is disappointing...

M: Good bubbly, carbonated mouth feel, light on the tongue.

O: I like every other factor of this beer but the final taste. Too bad because everything else is going well for it.

03-02-2012 04:43:53 | More by TVolt1
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Kirby


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-29-2012 20:26:41 | More by Kirby
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Had this at iTap in Soulard. From February notes.

Poured into a tulip glass.

A very dark ruby color with a thin 0.5 inch head that is off white and quite dense. It recedes very quickly to a nice ring but leaves some sticky lacing as the beer goes down.

Aroma is delicious. Sweet cherry notes mixed in with some slight vinegar notes. Red wine vinegar notes with some delicious vinous tartness. Slight Chardonnay and white wine note sweetness is also perceived. There is some slight leathery notes with some funk and slight wood character.

The flavor is a winner. THis brew is a delicious Flanders. Sweet cherry notes with nice fruit juice tartness as well. Very balanced. Slight red wine vinegar notes with some apple juice and nice vinous character. The brew is delicious at warmer temps and this was served at the perfect temperature. Very delicious. Not too sour and palette killing but sour enough to be interesting and yummy with some nice sweet undertones to keep it in check. Mouthfeel is fluffy and clean.

Very good sour. One of my favorites in fact.

02-28-2012 01:26:16 | More by JoEBoBpr
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JonesD


5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-27-2012 00:01:37 | More by JonesD
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cougarbait

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-26-2012 06:56:04 | More by cougarbait
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-25-2012 22:34:27 | More by ltdantheman
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logicerror

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-25-2012 05:38:52 | More by logicerror
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-25-2012 04:37:35 | More by slimntubbs
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PeterMeschede


3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-25-2012 01:15:26 | More by PeterMeschede
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DaPinsker

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-25-2012 00:56:42 | More by DaPinsker
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2012 22:54:58 | More by schopenhauerale
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superceleb

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-22-2012 05:49:38 | More by superceleb
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joex444

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-21-2012 13:26:00 | More by joex444
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,096 ratings.