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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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3,075 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,075
Reviews: 1,348
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 136
Gots: 299 | 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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StJamesGate

New York

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%

Deep chestnut with creamy beige head that fades to film.
Balsamic, cranberry, wood and dark candy sugar.
Raspberry vinagrette, a speck of chocolate, a vanilla oak hit and berry jam.
Winey finish and tart cherry skin linger.
Medium, chewy, creamy but clean.

Surprisingly sweet, some vinegar and wood but lots of red fruit sugar. Expected Brett or at least some big yeast but there's no funk at all. Oud Bruin more than Flanders Red.

Nice, just not so interesting.

03-30-2013 01:02:03 | More by StJamesGate
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mickeyk927

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-29-2013 21:28:01 | More by mickeyk927
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FLima

Brazil

4.16/5  rDev 0%

Poured a dark brown ruby color with a thick head with long retention and leaving laces.
Sour aroma with a good hint of red wine, vinegar and wood.
Delicious taste of bubbling red wine with some notes of Belgian yeast, condiments, a hint of earthy hops and raspberries. Mildly dry aftertaste with its residual grape. Very refreshing.
Light body with medium carbonation and tiny bubbles. Alcohol is in complete harmony with the other ingredients, more so than real wine.
Extreme well balanced beer, combining drinkability with flavor. Not too sour, perfect level (unless you dig a lot sour beers). Excellent. I am now curious to try it even more aged. I have the impression will continue to evolve.

03-27-2013 19:19:14 | More by FLima
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-25-2013 23:03:00 | More by johnyb
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%

Appearance – Pours a very dark ruby color, with some brown and purple. Has a very thick head and nice lacing.

Smell –Vinegar, red wine, raspberry, oak, a hint of black cherry, and sugar.

Taste – Sweet yet sour raspberry and grape flavors. A little like Sour Patch Kids. But it also complemented with oak, vinegar, and black cherry. Lots of tastes in this.

Mouthfeel – Starts off sweet, but leaves a sour aftertaste, but not too sour, which is why I really like it. Nicely carbonated.

Drinkability – A very good sour. Goes down very easily, although it is only 6%.

03-25-2013 06:30:34 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-25-2013 01:56:08 | More by Sparky44
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slay

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-25-2013 00:13:31 | More by slay
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-24-2013 13:42:18 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-24-2013 13:05:38 | More by trevorpost
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superduperfly

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-24-2013 12:00:23 | More by superduperfly
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Poupae

Thailand

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-24-2013 10:39:06 | More by Poupae
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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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shigg85

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-23-2013 22:06:40 | More by shigg85
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eriknordlund

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-23-2013 18:42:24 | More by eriknordlund
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-23-2013 04:30:55 | More by outoffocus
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Lare453

Florida

1/5  rDev -76%

03-22-2013 12:46:37 | More by Lare453
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Beerney

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-22-2013 05:06:39 | More by Beerney
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-21-2013 20:13:45 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Kinzei

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-21-2013 11:31:05 | More by Kinzei
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-20-2013 21:17:35 | More by Docrock
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eandersen

New York

4.46/5  rDev +7.2%

A - Nice deep ruby with a 2 finger off white head. Dissipates quickly. Leaves some really impressive, thick lacing.

S - Balsamic vinegar upfront followed by deep wine like berry smells; dark raspberry, elderberry. Maybe a little bready malt. Slight oakiness.

T - The deep dark berry tastes come through much more than the nose would suggest. Definitely more ripe cherry than is detectable on the nose. Tartness at the front of the mouth, but not necessarily a balsamic tart, almost more of a lactic acid tart. Very nice sour. Super easy drinking.

M - Very smooth. Carbonation is somewhat less than I expected for the style leading to a slicker mouthfeel than many sours. But I'm totally OK with that.

O - Really excellent sour, will absolutely return to this. I could see this aging exceptionally well.

03-20-2013 03:40:01 | More by eandersen
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Mosul

Arizona

5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-19-2013 23:43:04 | More by Mosul
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harpus

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-19-2013 14:40:49 | More by harpus
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Neumick

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-19-2013 11:27:25 | More by Neumick
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-19-2013 04:11:27 | More by smekermann
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,075 ratings.