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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,936 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,936
Reviews: 1,336
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 126
Gots: 253 | 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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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-20-2014 04:41:26 | More by BarrelAgedG
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2014 04:36:07 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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Ruthielax42

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-20-2014 01:38:24 | More by Ruthielax42
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bens0n

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Single 12 oz bottle poured into tulip.

Beer pours a murky reddish brown color, looks more brown than red. Out of control foamy light tan head, my bottle was agitated a little bit but this beer was extremely hard to pour without going overboard on the head. Retention is decent, some spotty lacing going on in my tulip.

Immediately upon cracking the bottle open I got a really loud psssst and air pressure gushed out a little bit of moisture onto my fingertips. Took a whiff of my hand and it smelled really nice and bready, reminded me of sourdough bread. On the nose its got the belgian yeast dominates most of it just like you would expect, but there are some minor sweet and tangy notes. Not picking up on very much oak.

Flavor wise the first thing I pick up is a tangy, tart, sour flavor then it finishes rather dry and crisp. Reminds me alot of a lambic, but it doesn't have the fruity notes. I would have expected way more yeasty flavors but the tart sourness dominates this beer. The finish is really interesting because your flavor pallet is wiped clean and theres no sour left. I was really expecting some oaked/woody flavors but they are so minor they aren't even worth mentioning.

Mouthfeel sensation is very interesting it starts out very intensely tart / sour, then finishes on the mild side. Its not like a lambic that you can taste inbetween sips, this beer shocks you with the sour punch then finishes dry and clean, beckoning you to drink another sip each time.

This was one of those beers that I always eyed when I saw it, but not being a huge fan of overly yeasty belgians I always stayed away. Figured I'd give this a shot after looking into it and finding out that it was a sour. Its definitely one of those beers to 'experience' pretty unique combination of stuff going on. If you like lambics / sours its definitely for you, if not, you will probably not enjoy this.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 23:38:11 | More by bens0n
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ckocay

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-19-2014 16:29:14 | More by ckocay
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Oakhtar

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-19-2014 15:00:25 | More by Oakhtar
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

07-19-2014 06:34:08 | More by oglmcdgl
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-19-2014 05:25:20 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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diamond_mind

Utah

4.89/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tart and complex, loads of fruit and phenol, some elegant vinegar and tasty soil. If you like your sour more than unidimensional which seems to be the trend, this is the beer. Deep brown with tartness that can still come off a little sweet. Flavors are melded but all play the same part in a rich symphony.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 19:05:19 | More by diamond_mind
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-18-2014 01:41:23 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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MattSharpless

Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-17-2014 18:28:24 | More by MattSharpless
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-17-2014 17:21:40 | More by fleurdelou
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BiteTheBullet

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-17-2014 15:44:18 | More by BiteTheBullet
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Insan

Russian Federation

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-17-2014 10:35:09 | More by Insan
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-17-2014 04:18:59 | More by OgreSanchez
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the_encinitan

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-17-2014 04:13:16 | More by the_encinitan
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noperative

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-17-2014 03:44:57 | More by noperative
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jasonalang


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-17-2014 01:00:03 | More by jasonalang
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nebuchadnezzer

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-16-2014 21:50:21 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-16-2014 21:46:19 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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Liverocks

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-16-2014 21:36:30 | More by Liverocks
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-16-2014 05:23:32 | More by Walkerjgt
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-16-2014 03:16:21 | More by kingston2
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Alpar

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-16-2014 03:02:19 | More by Alpar
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Keizerjl

Florida

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-15-2014 23:59:22 | More by Keizerjl
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
93 out of 100 based on 2,936 ratings.