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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne

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2,954 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,954
Reviews: 1,339
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 126
Gots: 258 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe visit their website

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  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2012 05:33:44 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-27-2012 01:27:36 | More by bradcochran1234
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-25-2012 16:41:03 | More by rm9679
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-24-2012 04:36:20 | More by hopley
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-24-2012 01:50:11 | More by MDF1IBetty
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-24-2012 01:06:58 | More by Hanzo
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-24-2012 00:04:01 | More by robertdoesbeer
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-22-2012 01:18:51 | More by ncworster
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-21-2012 21:31:12 | More by brauseboof
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Rhode Island

4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into an Affligem Goblet.

Appearance- Beautiful amber color with no sediment floating around. Little to no head, but a slight ring around the top.

Smell- Oak, vanilla, tobacco, cherry, yeast, some malts. Absolutely beautiful.

Taste- Cherry, vanilla, malts. Some oak is present. Not to sour. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel- Nicely carbonated. Very smooth, not too resinous.

Overall- This is a beautiful beer. All around very well balanced. I'll be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 18:45:30 | More by Seanniek91
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3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

297th Review
Bottle to Westy XII chalice
Vintage: Not specified.
BB: 2014-09-03

A: Medium plum red. Half (off-white) fingernail head on soft pour.

S: Tart cherry, cranberry, soft vanilla, and slight hint of vinegar acidity. Oak and hint of earthy red wine as well.

T: Soft sour character up-front with cherry, oak, and vinegar overtones. Muted red fruit sweetness and a bit of barrel here as well. Okay at best.

M: Medium bodied with decent carbonation.

O: Slightly above average here as this beer needs some time to become more rounded.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 23:38:08 | More by spdyfire83
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North Carolina

1/5  rDev -76%

11-18-2012 20:44:32 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-18-2012 15:57:03 | More by Daaelar
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2/5  rDev -51.9%

11-18-2012 14:58:33 | More by Anacrusis
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3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A- Black like stout with red tints throughout the entire glass. Had a thick head at first, but died quickly.

S- WOW! Estery dark fruits and red wine yest. Very malty and very inviting!

T- God damn! This has the carbination of a champagne, but with a taste of red wine! Just like the smell, It has a dark fruity/estery quality to it. It's very chewy! The finish is somewhat sweet before it changes to dry. Unlike any beer I've ever had in my lifetime!!!

M- The beer's downfall is It's too carbonated. Full bodied like red wine, but fizzy.

Overall it through me a curve ball, but in a good way. I've never had a beer like it. Itwas just like red wine. I want to try this with steak or lamb chops sometime in the future! An A rated beer for sure!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 07:52:47 | More by ThomasMetal75
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2012 02:39:13 | More by bouncepass
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-18-2012 02:01:58 | More by simi46
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-17-2012 17:06:45 | More by MacStinson
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Large straw colored bubbly head. Lacing is spotty. Brew has is a nice clear burgundy color.

Light green apple tartness. Some light peach and apricot.

Smoothly (heavy) carbonated, surprising judging by the head. Flavors are intricate and blend well. Lots of peach, apple, and pear. Bitterness is slight, burn is none, and bite is slender.

A bit all over the board, but recommended. A nice well distributed Sour. Relaxing and unique for a Friday after a busy week.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 03:01:32 | More by chugalug06
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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a goblet.

Pours a nearly clear medium brown with a smallish half finger tan head. Ok head retention with pretty good lacing.

Aroma has quite a bit of tartness and cherries along with some vinegar. Barnyard in the background along with yeast. Of all these aromas, however, tart dark fruit really dominates.

The flavor really has a lot going on. Lots of tartness and dark fruit up front but there is a solid powdered cocoa flavor underneath that surprised me a little bit. Barnyard rises quickly next but it remains restrained. Quite acidic all the way through but has a slightly sticky finish. Carbonation is soft and high.

Overall, a tasty but not over the top complex brew. It would make a good introduction into the expansive world of wild Belgian beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 02:46:16 | More by rangerred
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle. Good carbonation. Mild barnyard smell, definitely some cherries.

Taste was mildly sour, with cherry sweetness. I was expecting more sour.

A good Flanders Red, but I've definitely had better. I did find it pleasant, however.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 00:39:03 | More by sapper1252
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

11-15-2012 03:57:36 | More by akttr
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-14-2012 03:58:44 | More by 1mrbeer
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-14-2012 03:55:25 | More by ComRock12
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-13-2012 18:54:21 | More by gshak
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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