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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,101 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,101
Reviews: 1,353
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 139
Gots: 309 | 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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FFreak

Vermont

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Bottle dated 'Best by' 4-29-2015. Poured into willy glasses and shared with a friend.

This has a beautiful dark reddish brown color, like cherry cola or root beer, with an ample off-white head that persists throughout leaving tons of lacing.

Smell is of cherries and sour grapes with some funky yeastiness. Very interesting.

Taste is just wonderful. It's so different than anything I've had before. It has very vinous qualities and leans a little towards vinegar, but in a very subtle way that leaves the underlying cherry and plum flavors intact. It makes you think sour, but its actually sweet and fruity at the same time.

Mouthfeel is also very interesting. Almost has a champagne-like carbonation, somewhat fizzy, but still soft. It tends to make you want to sip it even though it's not big at all.

Overall, this is one of the most interesting beers I've ever experienced. Takes the experience to a new, different level. Well worth trying.

08-31-2014 14:50:04 | More by FFreak
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from the tulip into a large snifter.
Pours a nice dark reddish/plum hue with a thick, substantial head.
Smells of brett like yeast, dark fruit, spice.
Tastes amazing. Raisin, plum, with some mild spice and brett tartness.
Mouthfeel was perfect, inviting.
This is a flat out wonderful beer. Unique and delicious.

08-31-2014 11:53:16 | More by BoldRulerVT
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titty_mcbitty

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

A: Very dark, like a stout almost. Not much a head (on tap).

S: Very sweet cherries and vinegar.

T: Super sweet and some tartness as well. I'd say more on the sweet side. Fruit sugar, cherries and raspberries, blueberries, oak, sweet bread, a tad bit of caramel and coffee.

M: Medium and not much carbonation going on. Nice feel with a smooth flow.

O: I appreciate the complexity in flavor of the beer, but for my tastes, it is overly sweet. I enjoy a more tart flanders red rather than full-bodied sweet flanders. Overall it was a nice drink.

09-03-2014 06:47:06 | More by titty_mcbitty
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

09-03-2014 02:21:56 | More by Moses_Malone
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GTJayG

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-03-2014 01:06:55 | More by GTJayG
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Patches826

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2014 20:50:20 | More by Patches826
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djhowell

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2014 20:24:18 | More by djhowell
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Igormatos

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2014 01:18:39 | More by Igormatos
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caljzy

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-02-2014 01:15:21 | More by caljzy
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-02-2014 00:25:55 | More by markgugs
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Hoperator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

The appearance has a crystal clarity and a ruby brown color with a thin yet always present light tan head. To the nose, there is wine like light vinegary aroma with no hop presence. The mouth feel is effervescent and there is a tartness on the front of the tongue that doesn't have the dramatic pucker of some sours. There seems to be an almost oakey middle with a sweet finish. Overall nicely balanced RBA.

09-01-2014 23:54:40 | More by Hoperator
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Hosehead01

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-01-2014 21:51:41 | More by Hosehead01
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davegray

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-01-2014 21:01:38 | More by davegray
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UniversitateaDeBere

Romania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-01-2014 20:18:06 | More by UniversitateaDeBere
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Farren

France

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-01-2014 16:15:33 | More by Farren
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bfitzge2

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-01-2014 16:14:45 | More by bfitzge2
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LutherBrau

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-01-2014 14:41:15 | More by LutherBrau
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Iuv


4.64/5  rDev +11.5%

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miguellunarusso

Mississippi

4.12/5  rDev -1%

09-01-2014 03:16:45 | More by miguellunarusso
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GarrettWelson

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

09-01-2014 01:59:24 | More by GarrettWelson
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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

09-01-2014 01:37:26 | More by Z3r0_D34d
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-31-2014 21:43:29 | More by masterofsparks
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3.72/5  rDev -10.6%

08-31-2014 17:10:47 | More by picgla
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Booner818

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-31-2014 05:51:16 | More by Booner818
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bisonfort

Georgia

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%

08-30-2014 22:59:11 | More by bisonfort
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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 3,101 ratings.