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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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2,969 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,969
Reviews: 1,339
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 128
Gots: 268 | 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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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-02-2013 20:50:09 | More by JSBILK
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leoinsd

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-10-2014 06:18:26 | More by leoinsd
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-12-2013 21:30:49 | More by crosenkrantz
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bmurray10

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-22-2013 01:46:10 | More by bmurray10
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GeoCait

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-10-2013 20:45:35 | More by GeoCait
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Gillti


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-21-2014 14:18:17 | More by Gillti
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-24-2013 00:56:54 | More by dvmin98
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LacquerHead

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Poured into a goblet.)
It poured a deep translucent dark cherry. I Poured a 1" head that slowly fizzled away leaving a nice lace that stuck to the walls of the glass.

Aroma: sweet balsamic vinegar and tart fruit mixed with oak.

Taste: there seemed to be a few flavors at work. There was a tartness similar to granny smith apples, as well as, sweet oak balsamic characteristics mixed with sour cherries. There was also a champagne quality in the background, along with a slight caramel malt. A pleasant sour finish and aftertaste. The taste changed as it got warmer; the tartness mellowed and it became sweeter. Overall it was like a symphony of flavors with each one having its moment followed by all of them working in concert. It is not to often that you get a beer where each drink is unique.

While I don't think I could drink this everyday, the Duchesse is one of my favorite Belgians, and it is definitely worth a try. I would probably drink this on special occasions, or just because it's Tuesday. I would recommend it while having some form of bleu cheese.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 15:24:26 | More by LacquerHead
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wibrewer

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-30-2012 23:20:02 | More by wibrewer
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LakerLeith

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-20-2014 09:19:16 | More by LakerLeith
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-27-2013 19:27:47 | More by KevinGordon
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-24-2011 19:29:45 | More by mdillon86
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goldbot

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep ruby color, off-white head with ample carbonation. Good head retention. Strong vinegar aroma, twangy with bready notes too. Raisiny malt. Sour flavor; heavy, earthy malts. Sweet and fruity too. Less vinegar in flavor but still quite acidic. Medium body and a bit on the sweet side. A nice and refreshing beer, good balance of sweet and sour, and with tons of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 00:38:29 | More by goldbot
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-11-2013 04:48:08 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-16-2014 03:16:21 | More by kingston2
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DrZeus10

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2014 17:30:16 | More by DrZeus10
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-05-2012 18:35:10 | More by rogerthegill
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BridgieT

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-06-2014 01:31:35 | More by BridgieT
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anabar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-25-2013 18:15:41 | More by anabar
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-25-2014 23:35:10 | More by DavidHume
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proctah

Norway

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-19-2012 13:32:36 | More by proctah
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-17-2014 23:53:19 | More by gtermi
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PortLargo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-24-2013 23:27:41 | More by PortLargo
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wcudwight

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby, burgandy color with a light brown head with average retention that leaves lot's of heavy lacing.
Smells of cherries and malt vinager.
Wow! This is much better than I thought. Sharp raspberry and cherry flavors. Bitter sour apple. All with a vinager like backbone and a hint of oak chips. This is delightfully complex and quite tasty. I wonder how they get so much variety in this beer and still keep it so well balanced.
Mouthfeel is bubbly, tingly, crisp and smooth as silk. Quite refreshing.
This beer is a pleasant suprise. Not a style of beer that I'm fond of but I am very fond of this particular beer and will be looking for some more.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2007 03:15:37 | More by wcudwight
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Elegant dark-amber color, showing very little light. Not a huge head. I drank this at a wine bar where it was served in a bowl-shaped water glass, so maybe it was not the most ideal.

S - Lots of floral smells, hints of tartness.

T - A very smooth and subtle sour taste, with flavors of berries, and hints of yeast. Well balanced.

M - Again, smooth, medium bodied.

O - Although not as bold as some sours, its flavors are well balanced and satisfying. This beer is pretty unique in its flavor profiles, and its quality is undeniable. Always a joy.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 04:23:10 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 2,969 ratings.