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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,067 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,067
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 135
Gots: 295 | FT: 9
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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bmur112

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-23-2013 15:50:13 | More by bmur112
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

This is definitely a good beer, but I've had other Flanders ales that were better and, most importantly, more sour. The sourness is what I love about the style and Duchesse De Bourgogne doesn't deliver quite as well as others. Even the bext most prevalant Flanders, Rodenbach's Grand Cru, does. So you're not going too far out of your way to get that extra goodness. I feel like I'm underscoring a bit, but for the price, I'm going to make sure I reach for Rodenback over this every time.

01-23-2013 01:22:05 | More by TheRealBigC
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SciFritz

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-21-2013 15:39:12 | More by SciFritz
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-21-2013 05:24:37 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Bpierso1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-21-2013 04:46:17 | More by Bpierso1
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IWANTCAKENOW

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-21-2013 01:52:15 | More by IWANTCAKENOW
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-20-2013 23:48:11 | More by JRdaSconnie
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timothybarney

Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-20-2013 23:42:22 | More by timothybarney
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Azteceinstein


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-20-2013 18:07:45 | More by Azteceinstein
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JonBarley

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-20-2013 04:38:50 | More by JonBarley
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HardyGeneraL

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-17-2013 20:22:56 | More by HardyGeneraL
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Lethargy99

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-17-2013 01:40:37 | More by Lethargy99
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RaulMondesi

California

3.81/5  rDev -8.4%

Raulsky was pumped. Sat down at da joint - Hopscotch, in Downtown Fullerton, and all the fly honey's were at his table. One, two, three, and to the four; 5 honey's vs 3 dudes? Yep! Here goes Raul!

Pumped up like Kobe during a visit to Colorado pre thang thang. Ordered the Duchess and was ready to go. Hints of vinegar, but at the same time something good was going on. Sipped it, n yeah: just straight solid.

I wouldn't pop it for my lil soldierettes quinceañera, but just to get freaky, yep!

01-16-2013 10:23:24 | More by RaulMondesi
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DonDirkA

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-15-2013 08:56:11 | More by DonDirkA
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Unchi

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-14-2013 19:16:16 | More by Unchi
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RashyGrillCook

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-14-2013 01:14:55 | More by RashyGrillCook
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 21:07:27 | More by cbnz
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

01-13-2013 20:13:16 | More by AlexFields
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madEthelFlint


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-13-2013 20:07:36 | More by madEthelFlint
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muglife

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-13-2013 19:07:05 | More by muglife
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Bapoonini

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-13-2013 18:46:07 | More by Bapoonini
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d2daj


4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 18:17:39 | More by d2daj
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rcjennings

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-13-2013 15:13:17 | More by rcjennings
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-13-2013 10:58:55 | More by Pelicanrocks
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bobhits

Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%

As expected a rather clear reddish orange body with a nice thick creamy dark cream head. Pretty nice presentation all and all.

Sour cherries, sugar, and hints of vinegar.

This is a great beer. The cherries give balance to a very nice puckering sour beer. A good amount of vinegar and tartness.

The carbonation seem a touch off to me. It's perhaps just a bit to explosive on the tongue. Still a minor complaint that doesn't hurt this beer much.

This isn't Rodenbock but this is a must try and the beer is priced extremely well.

01-13-2013 03:59:08 | More by bobhits
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.