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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne

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2,876 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,876
Reviews: 1,333
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 124
Gots: 238 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass with a lovely thick foamy head. A dark brown color with a red hue to it. Smells like fig and roasted goodness. Tastes very sweet with a strong note of candied cherries. Feels like a geuze and a faro combined almost. Very sticky on the tongue. Goes down smooth and is pretty drinkable but almost a little too rich. This is my second time drinking this, first on tap and I much say that I do prefer it from the bottle but it really is not great but quite good.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 04:09:17 | More by beerhan
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Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cherry chestnut hue with a solid head and lots of lacing.

The aroma is sour and full of tart. There's also hints of light and dark fruitiness.

The tastes starts up with both banana and raspberry. There's some tart to it as well and a bit of sourness. Mildly spicy and a bit peppery. Slight amounts of oak are detectable as well. All in all it tastes very fresh and bright.

The body is medium full. The carbonation is done nicely. It finishes dry and moderately sticky.

Overall, it's a solid drink with exceptional drinkability. Incredibly smooth as well. I'd definitely pick it up at least once. Considering it's from Belgium, the prices isn't too high either.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 01:24:42 | More by BBP
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-02-2014 18:48:09 | More by T_Hass
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - a dark reddish brown that is slightly opaque. head sticks around for quite a long time.

S - sour apple, sour dough and a bit of maltiness in the background.

T - once again sour is very apparent but its not overbearing. sour apple is the taste that comes to mind with this.

M - feels good there is a lot of carbonation but it seems to fit for me with a sour beer.

O - ah the new overall rating (im a fan). overall this is a very good beer. i've only had a couple of sour beers in my life but i enjoy them and this is definitely the best i've had to date. I'm putting a 4 here as I feel the taste rating should be somewhere between 4 and 4.5 (which is also where i feel the overall score should sit).

definitely see myself getting this again (when i have the money to drop one a $20 four pack which probably wont be soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 23:23:39 | More by celticfutblclub
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-17-2012 02:29:33 | More by wilfonzo
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New York

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear burgundy with a fluffy pale head that leaves lacing down the sides of my tulip glass. Smell is like a mild raspberry vinegar that kicks my salivary glands into action. The taste is something else; if you don't like sour beers, this won't convert you, but it starts with a sharp fruit kick like dried apricots, giving way to a sweet malt flavor that immediately opens up into a mouthwatering sourness that lasts. It's nice and smooth, and I could drink this all night.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2008 04:22:32 | More by gory4d
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-14-2013 02:40:15 | More by suspect
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-18-2013 21:19:30 | More by IronTom
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-10-2014 21:17:30 | More by ToadiesForCody
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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Rubyred color with a beautiful, thin lace.

S: Homemade applewine, wild-apples.

T: Apples, cola, aceton(!)

Mouthfeel: Smooth with low carbonation and a fresh/sour aftertaste.

I had this beer in my pantry 6 months before trying it after my initial taste and this time around it was much smoother and more pleasant to drink. A refreshing beer perfect for a late summer-night.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2007 20:33:21 | More by baggio
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2012 02:44:57 | More by od_sf
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-05-2012 01:10:52 | More by Joshgonzales79
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New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml into a Leffe chalice.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby red with no head whatsoever. Almost looks like a port wine.

Smell: Vinegar, sour cherry juice, tart apple and caramel malt.

Taste: Tart cherries and apple, slight hints of vinegar, sugar and oak are also there.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with little to no carbonation.

Drinkability: A real bargain for the $8.49 I paid for the 750ml bottle. Will be drinking it reguarly.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 23:29:53 | More by Axic10
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3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first foray into the world of sours--I must say I am going in to this with an open mind...

A deep mahogany brown color in the body, mostly opaque. A tannish brown frothy head goes down quick and sticks just a bit.

The aroma is a very vinegary sour one, aspects of currants and an aroma full of tannins.

The flavor is highly acidic, full of raspberry and fig in the flavor, but maintains the sourness and uniqueness that it displays in its aroma.

The mouthfeel is creamy and even, not overly carbonated but just enough.

This style may not be for me. I find the aroma to be a bit too much, but the flavor is well accomplished, different and complex.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 00:59:40 | More by cnally
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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on 09.11.2010 in a Chimay glass, poured from a brown bomber.

A: Fantastic, burgundy hue under a perfect creamy beige head.

S: Wonderful smell of cherries and malt. I can tell just by the smell that there's more going on here.

T&M: Excellent. The tart cherry is much more subtle than, say, a Kriek Lambic, and is so well balanced with delicious roasted malt. A smooth feel and the tartness danced all over. The malt definitely rounded things back out, and the result is a great complexity.

Drinkability: I wished I bought another. At 6% ABV, it's sessionable - especially for a Flanders Red.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 03:23:22 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +20.5%

07-08-2014 20:02:17 | More by rogerdandy
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4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a beautiful rich brown that let just enough light through to provide read highlights. It generated a thin tan head. The aroma is sharp and winey with an alcohol burn. The tastes starts with a wonderful tanin taste, then moves to a sweet dark berry flavor, and finally progresses into a dark tart fruit finish. The feel is smooth and creamy with a nice rounding of flavors on the tounge. An absolutely enjoyable drink and something I will have to consider everytime I go to the shelf to make a purchase.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2005 05:59:02 | More by claytri
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-05-2012 18:35:10 | More by rogerthegill
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2/5  rDev -51.8%

12-09-2012 04:59:42 | More by MightiestBeard
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-03-2012 03:33:00 | More by lilnicky068
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-25-2013 22:48:21 | More by gabedivision
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-28-2012 02:05:27 | More by Supergenious
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-26-2014 22:17:48 | More by JIMTRK16
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-22-2013 14:54:07 | More by hpthebull
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-10-2013 04:53:08 | More by Alex5
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