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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,281 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,281
Reviews: 1,363
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 150
Gots: 355 | 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 BethanyB
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Large, tan, beady bead, and a reddish brown body. Clear with the exception of some intermittent chill haze. Impressively, the head sticks around until the bitter end.

Smell: A tantalizing sweet and and sour smell, reminiscent of soy sauce, mixed with a tangy array of ripe red berries, dates, and plumbs. A bit of mocha can be detected as well.

Taste: Lick-your-lips tartness and savory umami dominate and satisfy. Sweet raspberry vinaigrette, juicy apples, and the dates and prunes promised by the bouquet are included in the complex, yet well-balanced flavor combo. Left me absolutely CRAVING more, and cursing myself for buying just one bottle.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderately high carbonation is unusual for the style, but brings a refreshing tanginess that can't not be appreciated. Smooth, yet slightly dry finish.

Overall: Filling, relaxing, fascinating, jubilant...you know when I start using adjectives that personify a beer, that I absolutely love it. Could be my new favorite. Don't tell my husband, but I might be in love.

BethanyB, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of bcm75
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bcm75, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BeerTruck, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Farnswurth, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BrownAleMale, Jul 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

WOLFGANG, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Ciocanelu, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mikeincharleston, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Swift989, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Ingjald, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

HabiMendes, Jul 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Zbeetleman, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Marius, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

crobinso, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

TastyIsBeer, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

CoryR, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Hellpop65, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

drummermattie02, Jul 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.9%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of mechtech
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Balsamic vinegar, cherry, fairly sweet and tart, slightly soy sauce. Finish of tartness and rich fruit lasts longer than expected, and a musty taste is eventually left behind. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Quite nice if you like vinegar, fairly complex.

mechtech, Jul 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Mendicant, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours brown with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of vinegar, caramel, brown sugar, plums and alcohol. Body is full and tangy. Taste is of barnyard yeast, cherries, plums, caramel, vinegar and brown sugar. Finish is long, sweet and sour. Amazingly delicious brew.

mikeg67, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of kristougher
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kristougher, Jun 30, 2013
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
91 out of 100 based on 3,281 ratings.