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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,240 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,240
Reviews: 1,361
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 151
Gots: 348 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

rale, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jtrigonis, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jriggins6, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JSBILK, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

JAHMUR, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JMurphy41, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of ckollias
4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Beligan Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark amber almost brown hue with an off-white, 2-finger, frothy head that quickly dissipates leaving a good trail and solid lace.

S: Sour fruity aroma.

T: Extremely sour brew with a dark fruits and vinegar background that finishes on the dry side.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Yummy – sour brew – love it!

ckollias, Jun 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

freduardo, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jeremy_H, Jun 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

maq89, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

craftbeerasian, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Riik3, May 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

cannunzi, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

GRUUMSH, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DarthGuitarHero, May 28, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep bronze color and ruby when held to light. A few floating yeast flakes. Weakish head on the pour recedes quickly to a foamy corona aroma the rim of the glass. Leaves a few lace spots.

Soft, sweet and juicy dark fruit aroma.

Sweetish fruits: dates, prunes and raisins. No hop bitterness detected. Sharp vinegar tartness in the middle. Brown sugar sweetness lingers in the aftertaste. Mild spices and hint of toasty character. Well balanced. Finishes with a juicy overripe fruit character.

Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Finish is dry and texture is slick then sticky.

Pretty good. I'm growing accustomed to the style. I appreciate the complexity and wealth of flavors.

bnes09, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jas45678, May 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

anhigdon, May 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

tom10101, May 27, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am just starting to experiment with sours, so my frame of reference for this style is not as big as with other styles. The beer has a dark, brick-red color with a wispy head. Nose was vinegary although not unpleasant. Taste not as sour as the nose would make you think it would be and it finished with cherries and a little caramel sweetness.

KevT, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JamesShoemaker, May 26, 2013
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,240 ratings.