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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,145 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,145
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 142
Gots: 324 | 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%

316nuts, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Supergenious, May 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

beerhaver, May 27, 2012
Photo of sjverla
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose: Vinegar and lightly fungal. Crisp and sweet like white wine. Red grapes and sour blackberries. Delightful.

Appearance: Deep ruby-brown. Minimal head with decent lacing. Good clarity. The color is lovely.

Taste: Earthy and deep. Gentle tartness and sweetness. Ripe blackberries. Notes of vanilla and wood. Light bodied and a little effervescent. Crazy good.

Overall: Wildly complex. Impeccably balanced. Just the right amount of tartness and funk. Just phenomenal.

sjverla, May 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

WynnO, May 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

bbanner, May 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

simplifytrue, May 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Stixjr, May 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Mgmcewen, May 22, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

clesius, May 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Rickyd, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JxExM, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

nh2032, May 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

Cooper, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RyanPS, May 18, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before: 05/10/2013

A - Dark garnet-ruby, one finger off white head, great lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, cherries, molasses, dark spices, mixed berries, brown sugar.

T - Sour cherries, black cherries, strawberries, raspberries, candi sugar, caramel, sherry oak, belgian yeast, slightly tart.

M - Smooth, medium body, moderate-low carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O - Better than expected! Very drinable, first Flanders red ale and it was a pleasant experience.

Rickythejeweler, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Texasfan549, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CommonRider, May 15, 2012
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THEOPTIMATOR88, May 12, 2012
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Skye1024, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

theminutemen, May 11, 2012
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Piason, May 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

specs out of the way first. best before 22/3/2013 250ml 6.2%abv

this is one hell of a pretty beer. quite clear, dark amber in color. low carbonation. one cm fine firm tanned head. genuinely nice to look at. like something i have seen in books about beer. only its in my lounge room. hooray for me.

dreamy aroma. and i dont use dreamy lightly. puckering vinegar (acetic for you sciencey types) acidity balanced by a prominent fruity sweetness. light touch of alcohol without the heat. woody (dried, not green). has a concentrated characteristic to it like molasses, incredible.

and i can finally take a sip. just been too preoccupied smelling this one. soooo smooth. just brilliant. the expected tartness is there but very mildly. finish is so light for such a complex beer. i can only imagine the complexity is brought on by the blending and oak influences and the impact they have blow me away.

cannot believe i only have the one bottle. makes me sad. ive always been intrigued by this style and feel i have now found its standard. and it is good!!

joecast, May 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

MarkVegas, May 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

AleGal79, May 06, 2012
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,145 ratings.