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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,048 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,048
Reviews: 1,346
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 131
Gots: 286 | FT: 9
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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Vinylboy20

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-04-2013 03:51:17 | More by Vinylboy20
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bman_85

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2013 22:50:18 | More by bman_85
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sabitu

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-03-2013 04:25:30 | More by sabitu
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

01-03-2013 00:05:04 | More by Jakep2021
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lillieja


3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-02-2013 03:31:08 | More by lillieja
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mattpepin

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-01-2013 03:51:30 | More by mattpepin
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oldedog

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2013 02:55:42 | More by oldedog
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casualfan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-01-2013 00:41:04 | More by casualfan
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2012 05:10:06 | More by pin
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

12-28-2012 23:56:48 | More by appetiteforparis
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DotBier

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2012 07:25:23 | More by DotBier
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spoony

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

From a 750 ml bottle into a wine glass.

A-The beer is dark brown with ruby highlights. A normal pour produced about one finger of dirty, light brown head that faded into a cap pretty quickly. The cap hung around until the end.

S-I love the smell of this stuff; a real highlight. I get bright, tart cherries, acidic vinegar, sour apples, toasty oak, and a bit of earth. The whole thing melds together just right for me.

T-The taste is sweeter and simpler than the smell. Still, the flavors are tart cherries, apples, pears, and a little kick of funky earth. The sweet taste overpowers some of the oak and acid that make the smell so great.

M-The beer has a fine carbonation with a medium body. A touch watery feeling.

O-Disclosure: Years ago, this was one of the first sour beers I ever had, so I'm sure there is some nostalgia coming in here. Anyway, I really enjoy the Duchesse. In particular, I could smell this beer all day long. The taste is a little sweet and the feel was merely good (not great), so perhaps this beer lacks the balance and complexity of the best sour red ales (Rodenbach Grand Cru, for example), but the Duchesse is still a great example of the style.

12-25-2012 19:05:11 | More by spoony
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

12-25-2012 18:21:41 | More by ejimhof
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-25-2012 18:12:49 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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Morpheus

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-25-2012 07:44:11 | More by Morpheus
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devlishdamsel

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

S: Single 11.2 ounce bottle from shelve of local beer section in natural market. It was the last bottle. I thought about picking it up last week during a haul, but hesitated due to the price tag. Luckily she was still there when I returned and a friend of mine who is a local distributor sang her praises.

Appearance: Darkish red ( sadly the tulip style glasses i used were a very dark glass, its possible my perception of the color could be off due to this.) Very frothy voluminous white head.

Smell: As this was aged in oak casks for a bit i could definitely smell notes of that.

Taste: Exceptionally complex, with a very mild bitterness and slight sour acidity. I sipped on this with dinner and finished off with pairing it with fruit later. This beer pairs amazing with fruit, especially pineapple.

Mouthfeel: slightly carbonated in texture, but almost smooth like a cider. the froth on the head is composed of very fine bubbles.

Overall: Definitely a win! I will definitely add this beer to my rotation of Belgians as it deserves no less.

12-25-2012 02:35:50 | More by devlishdamsel
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mattyb85

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-23-2012 20:03:36 | More by mattyb85
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Iztok

Slovenia

1/5  rDev -76%

12-23-2012 17:56:08 | More by Iztok
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MarioM

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2012 01:10:47 | More by MarioM
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-22-2012 17:53:57 | More by Lukass
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brbrocc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-21-2012 03:02:01 | More by brbrocc
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Pecan

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-20-2012 17:05:49 | More by Pecan
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -76%

12-19-2012 00:40:13 | More by HeyJim
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Philly82785

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-18-2012 18:49:22 | More by Philly82785
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wesbray

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-17-2012 10:34:10 | More by wesbray
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,048 ratings.