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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,249 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,249
Reviews: 1,362
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 150
Gots: 351 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jjf3792, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bf7, Jul 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

ianpstephens, Jul 17, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just starting to get into/try sour beers and from I understand this is a legend. Pours a dark, dark ruby red. Nice tan head that sticks around for awhile. Smell dark fruit, banana, not really picking up anything sour on the nose but smells amazing. OOOHHH there's the sour lol it's all over the taste and mouthfeel. Tart, sour cherry some of the funky taste I recognize from beers with brett but not nearly as pronounced. This is very nicely balanced. Won't be an every day beer for me because of the price point but I'll be back for more.

alk3kenny, Jul 17, 2013
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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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bcm75, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,249 ratings.