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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,148 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,148
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 143
Gots: 325 | 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 constantine_272
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown with a hint of red. Light tan sticky foam.

S: Sweet raspberry and blackberry candy notes. Carmelized sugar notes. Tart apple.

T: Again sweet raspberry followed by a sweet tart apple flavor. Rich hazelnut flavor is very mild, probably from the barrel aging.

M: Light and crisp. Very smooth. Tons of rich flavor that is balanced out nicely with the tartness.

O: Yum. Such a rich delicious sweet beer. Excellent. Think I liked roedenbach better though; doesn't feel like there were as deep of a flavor.

constantine_272, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Cramerican
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Cramerican, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of BushwyckCraft
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BushwyckCraft, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jason1337, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of PieOhMy
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Poured into tulip.

A Dark ruby, near black. Thick tan head that remains

S Pungent! Rhubarb. Fine tones like a rainy day. Aged Cheese even.

T Tart... and tart! Much like the smell. Sour candy. Lime. Grape. Sweetness that lingers.

M Medium and effervescent.

O Awesome. Great rep of the style. The mix of tartyness/sweetness is perfect. I could drink this all day.

PieOhMy, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of TheLevi4000
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TheLevi4000, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of bmurray10
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bmurray10, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of alrightokay
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

alrightokay, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

zenithberwyn, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of MickieDee
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

MickieDee, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Ncpogs
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Ncpogs, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of stoney1031
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

stoney1031, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of dapatte2
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

dapatte2, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AdamP, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of gshackles
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

gshackles, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of smonice
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

smonice, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Titans77
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into an oversized snifter.

A - Very very dark brown with hints of red where the light hits the glass. Half finger of khaki head that sticks around for a bit. Good looking beer.

S - sour cherry and dark fruits. very pungent.

T - big sour dark fruits with a dominant cherry flavor. A great example of Flanders Red style.

M - Puckering sour from start to finish. Mild carbonation and medium bodied. One of my favorite sours so far.

O - I feel that this is slightly better than Rodenbach Grand Cru. A very good entry sour, which is what I am into right now. Good stuff.

Titans77, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of TaylorJones
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

TaylorJones, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Wakey
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Wakey, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Hoppy_McMalt
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Hoppy_McMalt, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of JuliusCaesar
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep red with an inch tall white head

S: Aroma of Belgian yeast and fruit

T: Not overly sour but has a good bite to it. Fruit and candy. Sweet but balanced

M: Good carbonation

Overall: This is candy not beer. The Duchesse is one fine lady

JuliusCaesar, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Bromine
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bromine, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of DanE
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DanE, Apr 14, 2013
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,148 ratings.