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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,068 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,068
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 135
Gots: 296 | FT: 9
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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goldbot

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

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%

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.

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

01-31-2013 04:23:10 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-17-2014 17:21:40 | More by fleurdelou
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daythree16

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a reddish brown color into a tulip glass. 1.5 finger head that fades, leaving lots of lace.

Sour cherry is the most prominent aroma. There is a tannic quality as well. Smells almost like a red wine. Taste is a nice mixture of of sweet and tart cherries. Has a good bit of acidity on the tongue. It has a pleasant, mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a good bit of carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good. I haven't had a lot of sours, but this one makes me want to try more.

11-01-2008 17:40:15 | More by daythree16
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-04-2012 01:13:25 | More by Chugs13
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-24-2013 13:23:47 | More by civicm87
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-28-2014 00:43:12 | More by elkinbrown
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-08-2014 00:57:21 | More by kkmiller76
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william_longshaft

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-12-2012 23:04:12 | More by william_longshaft
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allstar255

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-18-2014 07:39:27 | More by allstar255
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paleoplant

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-13-2013 17:52:42 | More by paleoplant
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-28-2014 18:14:49 | More by Canada_Dan
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andysc83

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-08-2014 15:10:09 | More by andysc83
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joshwlt

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Tan brown color with a purple grape juice-like tone when held to the light. Off white sticky head. Smells vinegary, sour, and acidic. It really shines in flavor though. Has an apple cider-like sweetness but not overly sugary as it has a bready malt to match and a sourness that puckers the sides of the tongue. This stuff just tastes delicious.

07-17-2008 02:23:11 | More by joshwlt
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,068 ratings.