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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,344 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,344
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 154
Gots: 380 | 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 ShannonRedCow
5/5  rDev +20.2%

My absolute favorite sour. I explain it to guests in layman's terms. It's like red wine, cider, and beer got together and created a new beer. It changes as you drink it too. Delicious!

ShannonRedCow, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

tap

Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a white lacing for a head.

Smells of sweet and sour cherries with a hint of lactic acidity.

Tastes of sweet cherries, citrus tartness, lactic sourness, and a light pomegranate seed bitterness.

Medium body with a fizzy carbonation.

A really good sour ale that mixes some fruity sweetness in for great effect. Delicious and enjoyable to drink, definitely going to look for this again.

Cylinsier, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a murky medium brown with hints of red. Good sized fluffy head that fades to a small island.
S: Balsamic vinegar. Musty. Brown sugar.
T: Sweet and sour but leaning more to the sweet side. Maybe it needs more time to sour? Brown sugar and vanilla. Sweet finish.
M: Good carb. Quite a round full body for a sour.
O: Nice beer but not to sour (maybe I was just expecting much more).

Hoptron_3000, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Soto, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of AdamElb
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

AdamElb, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of DLucky
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

DLucky, Sep 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

SupremePie, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

kodt, Sep 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

MaxOhle, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ac22rush, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ThirstyHrothgar, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

nkeckhar, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Duchesse de Bourgogne: (Verhaeghe), 6%; Head flavor: nutty, apple/raisin; Appearance: cola/thin coffee, red warmth; Smell: dates/jam/fig; Mouthfeel: effervescent; Taste: cola, date/prun, green apple-y sourness, molasses; good/really good; slightly sweet from the bottle, more bitter (sides of tongue) from glass, mellows as it sits.

Poured into a pint glass.

TruePerception, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Greigh
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Greigh, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of TubbyDullard
5/5  rDev +20.2%

TubbyDullard, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

rmcodrum, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

acurtis, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Sarmartay, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jbeervt, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of alexmel7
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

It's like eating a kobe beef hot dog with mustard and ketchup plus a berry compote on top.

Seriously...this is why I'm a fan of wild yeast. This beer is very unique. Honestly I'm a much bigger fan of this than Rodenbach. Definitely worth a try, or two.

alexmel7, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dwoolley1, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

EigenBeer, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bsetz, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ChrisL24481, Aug 29, 2013
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,344 ratings.