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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,281 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,281
Reviews: 1,363
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 150
Gots: 355 | 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.

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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

deldad, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful dark reddish ruby brown with a decent finger of off white head. Nice lacing.

While pouring this, there is a funk that wafts up...kind of hard to describe. The aroma is one of tart fruit, brown sugar and vinegar. As it warms, it seems to get more "funky".

A long, drawing sip proves this one to be sweeter than the nose. I was expecting far more tartness to the Duchesse, but she's pretty damn balanced. There is a that fruit, maybe some strawberry, candied citrus rind. Oak is present, and this one finishes lightl and balanced. Never too much fruit or tartness. Unique and delicious!

Crisp finish, not overly sweet on the aftertaste.

Outstanding example of how complex beer can be. Enjoy this at least once for sure!

markmiller, Jun 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

flayedandskinned, Jun 02, 2012
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Stockfan42, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jwat, Jun 01, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

~12oz pour at Nomad world pub into a wide mouth glass.
A- Dark brown, not much head.
S- Smells quite fruity, very sour.
T- Nice red fruits, a lot of oak, somewhat sours. I don't really like sours, but this is a fine beer.
M- Crisp carbonation, not too thick, nice.
O- Pretty shocked to find a sour I liked. Would drink again.

Steasy66, Jun 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

316nuts, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

beerhaver, May 27, 2012
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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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

nh2032, May 20, 2012
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,281 ratings.