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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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3,613 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,613
Reviews: 1,427
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 176
Gots: 530 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

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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One of the best examples of a very difficult style to perfect. In fact, only the examples from Rodenbach are clearly superior. With all due respect to attempts from the U.S. (I know American Wild Ales do not count, as they are their own, special sub-style), none of them compete with the Flemish originals. Where I live, the price for this beer varies dramatically, so I suggest shopping around for a good price.

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Pours dark red with medium head that disappears quickly with no lacing left on the glass. Smells like tart cherries, beautiful. Bit of vinegar, heavy sour here. Taste is tart cherries., uckering on the palate. Bit of a dry woody oak finish. Crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation. Really enjoyable though a bit pricy.

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11.2oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a deep ruby brown w/ a 1-finger head that subsides quickly to a thin film.

Aroma is tart, oaky, fruity. A little on the sweet side.

Taste is likewise equal parts lactic/acidic and sugary sweet. Bing, Rainier, and black cherries plus raspberries. As it warms, the sour and sweet elements converge nicely.

Mouthfeel is a tad prickly from the carbonation, but has an oaky dry quality too.

Overall, this one's a little on the fruity/sugary sweet side; I prefer Rodenbach or Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge. But, it's been about 3 years since I've had this one so I'm glad I decided to give it another go. Clearly a well crafted beer, just not my personal favorite representation of the style.

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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