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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,961 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,961
Reviews: 1,339
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 127
Gots: 262 | 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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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

12-25-2012 18:21:41 | More by ejimhof
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-25-2012 18:12:49 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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Morpheus

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-25-2012 07:44:11 | More by Morpheus
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devlishdamsel

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Single 11.2 ounce bottle from shelve of local beer section in natural market. It was the last bottle. I thought about picking it up last week during a haul, but hesitated due to the price tag. Luckily she was still there when I returned and a friend of mine who is a local distributor sang her praises.

Appearance: Darkish red ( sadly the tulip style glasses i used were a very dark glass, its possible my perception of the color could be off due to this.) Very frothy voluminous white head.

Smell: As this was aged in oak casks for a bit i could definitely smell notes of that.

Taste: Exceptionally complex, with a very mild bitterness and slight sour acidity. I sipped on this with dinner and finished off with pairing it with fruit later. This beer pairs amazing with fruit, especially pineapple.

Mouthfeel: slightly carbonated in texture, but almost smooth like a cider. the froth on the head is composed of very fine bubbles.

Overall: Definitely a win! I will definitely add this beer to my rotation of Belgians as it deserves no less.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 02:35:50 | More by devlishdamsel
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mattyb85

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-23-2012 20:03:36 | More by mattyb85
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Iztok

Slovenia

1/5  rDev -76%

12-23-2012 17:56:08 | More by Iztok
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MarioM

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2012 01:10:47 | More by MarioM
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-22-2012 17:53:57 | More by Lukass
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brbrocc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-21-2012 03:02:01 | More by brbrocc
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Pecan

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-20-2012 17:05:49 | More by Pecan
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -76%

12-19-2012 00:40:13 | More by HeyJim
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Philly82785

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-18-2012 18:49:22 | More by Philly82785
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wesbray

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-17-2012 10:34:10 | More by wesbray
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HundredWeight

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-17-2012 02:57:28 | More by HundredWeight
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IPA35

Netherlands

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle form a sampler box of Belgian beers.

Appearance:
Dark ruby red in the glass with a white(ish) head.

Smell:
Vinious, dark fruits, green apple, a hint of (balsamic) vinegar and oak.

Taste:
Very fruity. Red fruits. It is a rather sweet beer but with a good tartness to it, as per the style. It then finishes with a surprisingly bready maltiness. Very different this style is indeed. Not much vinegar in the taste fortunatly. Not unlike red wine actually, but without the awefullness.

Mouthfeel:
It is rather full bodied and has plenty of carbonation.

The verdict:
Overall a very interesting beer. And a good one at that but very different from you average beer. This is much more vinious and tart that nearly all beer styles out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 18:58:15 | More by IPA35
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KatieKaBoom


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-16-2012 07:40:01 | More by KatieKaBoom
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-16-2012 04:11:28 | More by teddyarrowhead
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-15-2012 21:31:08 | More by EdelweissDad
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-14-2012 04:37:42 | More by 6demonbag
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william_longshaft

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-12-2012 23:04:12 | More by william_longshaft
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KimenTshom

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-12-2012 06:56:24 | More by KimenTshom
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Andrew4321

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-11-2012 02:54:04 | More by Andrew4321
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mttdls

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-10-2012 02:27:18 | More by mttdls
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MightiestBeard

Florida

2/5  rDev -51.9%

12-09-2012 04:59:42 | More by MightiestBeard
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pcarney8

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-06-2012 22:13:02 | More by pcarney8
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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