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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,965 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,965
Reviews: 1,339
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 128
Gots: 265 | 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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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2013 13:52:27 | More by CDCNAM
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Raziel313

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-11-2013 08:14:08 | More by Raziel313
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Vylo

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-17-2011 14:51:04 | More by Vylo
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-14-2014 02:50:00 | More by Goldndomer
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-20-2014 20:52:19 | More by BEERschlitz
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-04-2012 16:35:25 | More by slowdaddy
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azorie

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-06-2012 20:11:50 | More by azorie
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-26-2014 06:32:08 | More by StubFaceJoe
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MMAJYK

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Bright mahogony color. Nice and clear with a nice little head that dissipates rather quickly.

S. Cherries, apples, muscadines, and a touch of wood.

T. Grape skins, lemons, strawberries, and bubblegum.

M. Light in the mouth and high carbonation. Zingy and refreshing.

D. This beer is quite drinkable as it is one of the most refreshing drinks I've had in a while. Paired with Chicken Alfredo was excellent!

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2009 18:36:55 | More by MMAJYK
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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured the 33 cL glass into an oversized red wine glass to capture the aroma. Best by date: March 18, 2011.
A: Mahogany with ruby hues and a clear body. Poured with a thick tan film, which died to a good lace.
S: Tart raisin, cranberry granny smith apples with earthy, musty notes.
T: Very sweet and tart cranberry/cherry sparkling grape juice. It is extremely fruity with toffee, walnut and pecan flavors.
M: Very syrupy with a soda-like carbonation.
D: This is too sweet to have many in a row, but it is quite mild and refreshing like sparkling juice.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 03:40:09 | More by ne0m00re
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aflies

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-23-2013 04:05:29 | More by aflies
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-20-2013 00:58:39 | More by Beefytits4
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-16-2013 04:07:57 | More by brutalist
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Act25

New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My first Flemish sour, and a favorite.

A: The look is a 5. Deep, dense, thick, lasting tan head that lasts forever, starting as a pillowed crown and becoming a weathered sand castle.

Ruby Brown body, loads of lacing. A perfect pour.

S: puts you into the wine cellar with all the smells, wine, wine spills, oak, char, sawdust, concrete floor, mold, humidity, age.

T: This is three beers in one and so even at $7 a bottle is reasonable value. Smooth, soft, and tannic like wine. Chewy like wine, with body, in concert sweet and sour, fruit and malt, twin forces arise to treat your mouth to an utterly new sensation totally gratifying. 10s of flavors (as evidenced by the review) but dominant are burgundy pinot noir, cherry, balsamic, and jam. It rides on sweet bread and despite all this meditation complexity, it finishes clean. This is a must try, much try! One of my favorite firsts ever.

F: Leaves your mouth in a lovely kissing place like a great chewy wine or beer. You must let it warm. Also I drank my first one at the same pace as I'd drink 2 glasses of wine. Very slowly. And getting closer and closer to 55 degrees.

A-bro wrote " I must pause for a moment and thank the beer gods …Top of my list, an art performance… " I agree!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 21:44:28 | More by Act25
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blitz134

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the pleasure of first having this on tap at the Brickstore in Atlanta. I'd never had a "flemish sour" as it was labeled and gave it a shot. I'm certainly glad I did as this has quickly became a favorite style to me and opened my eyes up to the world of sour beers.

This beer pours a lovely crimson, garnet red clear body with an initial tall 2 finger head which reduced down to a fairly thick half inch. The smell to me is amazing and one I have never found in any other beer. Its all about the balsamic vinegar, which I personally really like. Additionally there is a good dose of grape and other fruit aromas which remind me of a dark red wine.

The taste is of slight vinegar with a body of sour grape juice along with tart cherries. Its quite juicy and sweet on the tongue and finishes a bit sour, but not overpowering. When I had this on tap everyone who tasted it all agreed it was very interesting. This one sits a bit warm on my stomach although it isn't a high ABV brew.

Mouthfeel is a touch thin but coats the mouth well. Drinkability is good as well but it plays with my stomach a bit. I find this so tasty though that I can deal with that.

Overall, this beer (and the style in general) has an amazing flavor that everyone must try at least once. This is just one more example of the breadth of the capability of the beer world.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2005 02:43:26 | More by blitz134
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2011 00:22:01 | More by LSUPT
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judkinst

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-01-2013 03:29:29 | More by judkinst
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allenson21

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-26-2013 02:25:16 | More by allenson21
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2014 04:36:07 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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Luiz0930

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

09-14-2013 08:21:49 | More by Luiz0930
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necoadam

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Damn this is an interesting beer. Granted this was my first time I've tried a flanders red, I didn't know what to expect. Poured out like thick cough syrup. Dark ruby with lots of carbonation. Smell..at first it was like soy sauce. But once you keep whiffing it, it smells like wine somewhat. Cheeries and plums comes to mind when smelling. Taste was unique. Beginning is tart, sweet and sour. Very complexed. Once the sourness goes away, fruits hit the palate with some woody finish to it. Finishes very dry to my surprise. Worth trying out.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2004 23:53:53 | More by necoadam
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-21-2011 07:18:42 | More by bob727
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2014 16:30:36 | More by ChicagoNick
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-21-2013 02:11:46 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-11-2012 00:16:23 | More by bmoney
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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