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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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93
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2,864 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,864
Reviews: 1,333
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 122
Gots: 233 | 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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gfg0020

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

05-21-2014 01:25:33 | More by gfg0020
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2014 19:33:13 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-19-2014 18:20:36 | More by PappyVans
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WellRested518

New York

4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A- steady lacing with a dark cherry body. The head quickly falls to a half centimeter eggshell.

S- acidic with notes of cider, sour cherries, plums, and red wine. It's bittersweet.

T- much like the smell, but with a slight punch of granny smith apples. Really reminds me of that line between sweet and sour in black cherry Warheads.

M- not a huge amount of carbonation, but a definite nudge. Think un-carbonated hard cider.

O- I love this beer. I grab it biweekly at a bottle shop 30 minutes away.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 01:28:35 | More by WellRested518
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waston

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

5/5  rDev +20.5%

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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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pathead

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-14-2014 21:01:03 | More by pathead
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-14-2014 17:44:51 | More by Linz173066
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Alabama

5/5  rDev +20.5%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Hawaii

5/5  rDev +20.5%

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Arizona

5/5  rDev +20.5%

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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Korea (South)

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Jonada

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml cork and cage bottle served in a DFH signature glass. Cork shows an expiration date of 7/2015.

Appearance: Pours a dark red brown color with 1+ finger of a tan head that yields good retention and lacing. When held to light, body is clear with a dark amber color. Lots of visible carbonation.

Smell: Balsamic vinegar, sour cherries, damp oak, some light caramel and red grape.

Taste: Starts with a surprising amount of sweetness on the tongue before some mild sourness starts to creep in and balance it out some. Flavors are sweet and sour cherry, vinegar, red apple, hints of brown bread and Belgian candi sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel with medium carbonation. No real alcohol presence.

Overall: Great in all other aspects, but a bit of a letdown in the taste. There's some nice complexity there, but the sweetness is a bit distracting. If the sweetness were turned down and the sourness/acidity turned up a bit, this would be excellent. It's worth a try if you haven't had it, but if you're looking for a regular Flanders Red fix, just stick to Rodenbach Grand Cru

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 05:17:05 | More by Jonada
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 2,864 ratings.