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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,141 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,141
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 142
Gots: 323 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

outoffocus, Mar 23, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ironchefmiyagi13, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Kinzei, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Docrock, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of eandersen
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

eandersen, Mar 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Mosul, Mar 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

harpus, Mar 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Neumick, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

smekermann, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jjheinrichs, Mar 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

XnFM, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mseidens, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

beans923, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Irishize75, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Duchesse, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

lokiikol, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

feelin_iffy, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. It has a pleasant sour fruit smell of Cherries, Cranberry, and Raspberry. Taste is quite similar. Has a slight bready and sour fruit aftertaste that blends well. Look is beautiful bright ruby red in a glass which I absolutely adore. One of my favourites atm.

JokineAugustus, Mar 15, 2013
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weerezboy, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Boilerfood, Mar 13, 2013
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,141 ratings.