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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,966 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,966
Reviews: 1,339
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 128
Gots: 266 | 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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Crossmd

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 40 degrees into a tulip glass. No born date.

Pours a lucid light cola color with a 1.5 finger head - settling into a ring of foam on the inside of the glass

Smell is a very well projected and pungent blend of belgian yeast, malts, and figs

Mouthfeel is surprisingly effervescent for what I see the style to be, but in a way that only serves as a sparkling platform upon which to place the vortex of flavors in the palate remains fresh and yet weighty enough from late summer into the late winter.

Taste consists of a veritable rush of dark fruit, cranberry and cherry with a hint of cola, wine, and oak in the tertiary flavors. Not as much fig as implied in the nose, but instead replaced with a dark and warm fruity freshness that's adequately tempered by the oak. This in writing looks seemingly paradoxical, and perhaps is, but only in the greatest way possible. A masterpiece. Ludicrously well balanced. Little bit besides myself, will be picking up more than a couple of these in the future.

98.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 03:01:40 | More by Crossmd
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moonchyldcrab82

Delaware

5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-08-2012 14:39:47 | More by moonchyldcrab82
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JKouza

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-08-2012 01:08:34 | More by JKouza
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towlea25

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-07-2012 18:29:35 | More by towlea25
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PourPastaSour

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-07-2012 15:24:09 | More by PourPastaSour
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WankelEngine

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a wine glass

A: This beer pours a dark red-tinted brown. After a vigorous pour, there is a tan head of one finger which rapidly disappears, leaving a rim of foam around the edge of the glass and no lacing.

S: The smell is tart and fruity. It reminds me of a gueuze but not nearly as acidic; much sweeter. There is also a little bit of funk and caramel malt.

T: Very sweet and fruity with a touch of caramel. There is green apple providing much of the fruit flavor and a little tartness and some other light berry flavors in the background. As it warms, I can taste a plum flavor.

M: Medium-light bodied and sticky from all the sweetness.

O: A very sweet, fruity beer with a touch of funk.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 06:16:36 | More by WankelEngine
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tzieser

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-06-2012 03:06:51 | More by tzieser
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AgentMunky

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a tulip glass at the J. Clyde in Birmingham.

A: Short-lived white head. Gorgeous, translucent red-brown.

S: Super-strong balsamic vinegar. Completely overwhelming.

T: It *tastes* like balsamic vinegar(ette). Some tart fruit (raspberries, strawberries) seems to be present as well. Very strange. My initial revulsion has fled, and the beer grows on me quickly.

M: Spritzy and delicious.

O: An interesting beer. Far too vinegary. I was recommended this beer multiple times as an introduction to sours, but it's simply not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 20:31:18 | More by AgentMunky
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musicman575

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

01-05-2012 18:46:25 | More by musicman575
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-05-2012 01:10:52 | More by Joshgonzales79
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geneb

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-04-2012 20:59:33 | More by geneb
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Rob315

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-04-2012 17:43:16 | More by Rob315
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2012 04:10:34 | More by tripledbrew
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2012 01:08:29 | More by IdrinkGas
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T1969C

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-02-2012 20:58:59 | More by T1969C
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Stoffel

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-02-2012 14:04:37 | More by Stoffel
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.03/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was fairly excited the first time I tried this, heard it was one of the all time classics. Poured equal parts light brown and dull red with a little bit of head formation. Aroma was a heavy wood and proportional sweet and sour.

Taste, the sour was very minimal was my first reaction, the sweet a little more than ideal for me, to say the least, and any degree of soggy wood, much less to that extent wasn't built to leave me all that impressed. Some flanders just don't have that acidic or fruity bite, and this be one of those. Decently covers up the alcohol, but doesn't impart really any appreciable tartness. Not enough carbonation. If anything I'd say I pull out some cocoa powder and toffee over flavors more often associated with something sour.

If there was fruit, it was that raisin and plum thing, as if it were made with tea. Sorry, I just don't see what the fuss about this one is.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 07:49:55 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-01-2012 00:22:18 | More by cbgbslev
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hawkmage

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-31-2011 18:00:43 | More by hawkmage
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Elevator

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-30-2011 06:05:43 | More by Elevator
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bsullivanuser

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-29-2011 19:12:03 | More by bsullivanuser
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 2 finger head quickly forms that has some nice retention. The body is a deep red and has some smaller carbonation bubbles rushing up to the head.

S Acidic and slightly tart upfront with some wood and sweet and tart apples

T Sweet and light tartness come forward right away and a light, sweet berries creep up toward the end. Well balanced and smooth drinking.

M Lighter feel in the mouth with high carbonation.

O Nice beer. I'm newer to sour/wild/etc and this one had nice tastes that complimented each other nicely.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 03:14:05 | More by Gushue3
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xLifelessx

California

1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

12-28-2011 05:02:10 | More by xLifelessx
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-27-2011 15:24:33 | More by kmwilson76
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notchucknorris

California

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown color with some reddish tinges. Thin cream colored head.

S: A bit wine-like with some red delicious apple, apple cider vinegar, horse blanket funk, vanilla and toffee.

T: Pretty delicious. Sweet and tart with big rich fruity notes and a pretty good dose of funk on the finish. Lots of red apples and caramel with some plum and vanilla. Very very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 08:35:33 | More by notchucknorris
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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