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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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3,564 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,564
Reviews: 1,413
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 174
Gots: 502 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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Belgium

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a lot of head/fizz. Head remains for a while. Color is dark brown, almost reddish.
Odor is sweet and sour at once. Fruity as well.
Taste is very fruity and sweet. A little vinegar.
mouth feel is very carbonated. Has the feel of cider. Does not linger long on the tongue.
Overall a very good sour beer. Nice and enjoyable from beginning to end.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from big bottle into goblet

A: Dark caramel brown, lacy head
S: One of the all-time great beer aromas, with intense wood, banana and sour esters
T: Dark fruits, lots of plum and raisin. Obvious sour but a surprising serving of sweet berry fruits accompanies the sour. Pretty amazing.
M: I'm not a fan of huge carbonation and this has a lot of it. That's part of what gives it a "cider" vibe, I guess. It's not objectionable at all, however, and the smell/taste really defines this beer.
O: I've had a number of Flemish sours prior to this bottle and I have to say the DDB really has the formula. Definitely the best of the style that I've had, and a stunning helping of flavor in this beer makes it memorable. I'd love to have this with some intense French cheeses.

Note: Buy this in the big bottle, for the corkage experience. I don't know if this contributes to the experience, but the bottle art is far better than the small bottles.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. best by date of 08/26/15.

A- dark brown with hints of maroon in the light. Pretty dark, nice clarity. Small grey-tan head that lingers thin on the surface.

S- Huge vinegar, some serious acetic acid in this beer. Solvent-y, lightly burnt gingersnap cookie, wine-y. Very interesting nose.

T- Prickly acetic acid, oak, vanilla, cranberry cocktail, pinot noir, lactic acid, a little oxidation.

M- Medium-thin, prickly, acidity, medium carbonation, semi-dry finish.

O- Definitely a classic, great flavor profiles and complexity. Very enjoyable Flanders beer.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,564 ratings.