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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,245 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,245
Reviews: 1,362
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 150
Gots: 348 | FT: 8
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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Photo of TCMike
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produced a 2 finger beige head. Beer color is a reddish-mahogany.

Smell is of berries, a little farm house funk, red vinegar.

The taste was similar. Got a little soy sauce like taste, and a definite in your face tartness. No noticeable hop bitterness. Has an upper-medium carbonation, and medium mouth-feel.

Not what I was expecting when I bought it, but didn't look into it before buying. It is very good, but not a style I'm a big fan of.

TCMike, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

riemster, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

spitshaded, Jul 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

darthhamby, Jul 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Jayman931, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Danobold, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

nzerbe, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

HisBoyElroy, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of BethanyB
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Large, tan, beady bead, and a reddish brown body. Clear with the exception of some intermittent chill haze. Impressively, the head sticks around until the bitter end.

Smell: A tantalizing sweet and and sour smell, reminiscent of soy sauce, mixed with a tangy array of ripe red berries, dates, and plumbs. A bit of mocha can be detected as well.

Taste: Lick-your-lips tartness and savory umami dominate and satisfy. Sweet raspberry vinaigrette, juicy apples, and the dates and prunes promised by the bouquet are included in the complex, yet well-balanced flavor combo. Left me absolutely CRAVING more, and cursing myself for buying just one bottle.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderately high carbonation is unusual for the style, but brings a refreshing tanginess that can't not be appreciated. Smooth, yet slightly dry finish.

Overall: Filling, relaxing, fascinating, jubilant...you know when I start using adjectives that personify a beer, that I absolutely love it. Could be my new favorite. Don't tell my husband, but I might be in love.

BethanyB, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,245 ratings.