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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
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3,154 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,154
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 144
Gots: 327 | 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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Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Beefytits4, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Michigan
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Michigan, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of tubeyes
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A Very dark reddish, min head, great lacing.
S some pretty wild fruity, mushroom, oaky smokey goodness
T very sweet tropical citrus fruit upfront but mellows to a more carmelly grapefruit end
M very delicious and easily drinkable, great even carbonation and a fruity caramel aftertaste
O very enjoyable and complex. Flavors swirl and emerge and play around on tongue and cheeks. Had on tap in a squat tulip glass at OSDH in a presidents day special for FDR.

tubeyes, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of DCgolfpro
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DCgolfpro, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of craftbrew502
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

craftbrew502, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at The Stein & Vine, served into a tulip glass.

A: Dark brown with hints of red, and one finger's worth of white head on top. Low visible carbonation.

S: Tart, barnyard funky, and a bit fruity - sweet & sour overall.

T: Follows the nose - tart, and more fruity than the smell suggests (cherry, lime, strawberry?). Dry, almost woody finish. Pretty tasty.

M: Medium body, middle-of-the-road carbonation. The alcohol is noticeable but doesn't detract.

O: I've never had this one tap before. It's quite tasty, and an easy drink...but it doesn't blow me away - doesn't rise to the complexity of other sours. Still, I will enjoy more in the future.

macrosmatic, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Filthyfloor
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Filthyfloor, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RollTide7, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TheBishopco, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of weonfire
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S - Cherries, Vanilla, Ripe fruit and sourness.

T - Real sweet at first and then the Sour takes over. cherries and Peach. Great balance. Carbonation hits as it goes down the throat.

M - light and fruity. lots of carbonation.

O - too sweet and sour to have more than maybe 2 of these. But the one is very good. I would certainly drink it. But for $8 - I will not order this again. Unless...Its for a desert beer. This would be perfect. But, this one was certainly a pleasure to have.

weonfire, Feb 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

warrenout330, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of damndirtyape
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle (best before 14/06/2014) poured into a Tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear deep red-brown with a thick rocky light tan head. Lots of persistent lacing (strands and islands) all over the glass.

Smell: Sour & tart cherry. A hint of mustiness.

Taste: Tart/sour fruit up front (a combination of cherry with maybe a splash of citrus), then a sweet middle that was a clean sugary flavor, then a tart/sour finish, again fruity. This may be one of the most well balanced beers I've ever had - with the flavors complimenting each other just right.

Mouthfeel: Airy, soft, dry. It's there and then it's gone - it's almost like it evaporates away after the swallow.

Overall / Drinkability: A very interesting full flavor beer. Full of contrasts, but balanced and not overpowering despite being sour. Complimented a full-flavor dinner (Chicken + 40 cloves) very nicely and was good to savor after the meal. A very nice beer overall but for me a one and done. It's good, but one glass is enough. Another bottle or another glass would be too much - one per evening is enough. I could easily have this again though, just not in one sitting.

damndirtyape, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mizx, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Prost76, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

nickfran, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Cursh14
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Cursh14, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

seavercm, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Fattmatt73
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An absolutely incredible beer. The balance of fruit, floral and sour is incredible. Usually a beer this sweet would be way out of my zone, but the balance of the sour accentuates the fruit and floral notes. Love it, one of my favorite beers. Anyone who has not ventured into the land of sours should make this one of their first.

Fattmatt73, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

hollywood_15063, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

sbanacho, Feb 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

bigbeerd, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

djtomain, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

matjack85, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of patre_tim
4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear filtered dark reddish brown, little carbonation, half finger beige head. Cool lacing.

S: Balsamic vinegar, dark earthy malt, must, a bit of caramel. Very acidic.

T: A balance of sweet and sour, slight metallic end on the first sip, but not after. Malty caramel quality. Dark malts evident. Acidic is vinegar on the end, but is more of a fruit like sour without a fruitiness. Some bitter linger at the end, but minimal.

M: Medium body, medium high carbonation. Acidity clings to the tongue.

O: Love this beer. Certainly up there in my favourites. The best of the sour reds I’ve had. Its balanced for a sour and complex. Keeps me wanting more.

patre_tim, Feb 02, 2013
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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.

Beer-A-Lot, Jan 31, 2013
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,154 ratings.