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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,075 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,075
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 136
Gots: 298 | 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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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-22-2014 00:42:35 | More by apasternak
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-21-2014 12:41:08 | More by Tayloraphilips
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babaracas

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a clear red-brown, one finger of dense cream colored foam, delicate islands of lace on the glass. Smell: overripe apricot, quite oaky with herbal notes. Taste: tart nectarine, fruity sweet / acidic combo as in pineapple juice, white flesh plum, craisins and cherry juice towards the finish. Sweet fruit, quite tart, with plenty of oak character. Medium bodied and a bit syrupy with a sugary finish. Tasty, if not a little on the sweet side.

08-21-2014 03:10:55 | More by babaracas
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-20-2014 21:30:01 | More by EJJ1848
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-20-2014 14:53:21 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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bulldawg77

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-20-2014 03:12:09 | More by bulldawg77
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thebarkley

Texas

3.92/5  rDev -5.8%

08-19-2014 22:28:22 | More by thebarkley
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-19-2014 21:11:10 | More by AdmiralOzone
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ham413

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Very similar to wine, goes perfect with steak....

08-19-2014 19:34:32 | More by ham413
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Tschnab

New York

3.39/5  rDev -18.5%

08-19-2014 14:21:01 | More by Tschnab
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jborg

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-18-2014 21:15:03 | More by jborg
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-18-2014 04:59:39 | More by AugustusRex
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%

Appearance: pours a rusty brown color with red accents. Two fingers of head continued to regenerate while drinking. Active carbonation is right on for the style.

Smell: Oak and sour grape must on the front. Cabernet type wood characteristics and dry grapes. Dark fruits and some soapy notes on the back end. Mossy hops also play a role on the back half.

Taste: Rounded, easy oak sweetness warms the lips immediately. Slight dry grapes open up on the body and leave a medium dryness on the palate. Cherries, grape must, blackberries, and mulberries all shine on the back half of the body. Oak chips, cedar, and lingering dry fruits blast onto the finish. Lingering cherry and fruit sweetness sit on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Dry woody notes on the front yield to a puckering tartness on the body and finish. Carbonation fits very well.

Overall: A really excellent brew. Impressive layers shine throughout and venture into deep depths of complexity. The finish is surprisingly crisp yet refreshing which keeps the drinker coming back for more.

08-18-2014 04:52:26 | More by KFBR392
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KG710

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-17-2014 18:16:18 | More by KG710
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BC65

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-17-2014 03:59:22 | More by BC65
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zhivago373

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

first sour for me. not sure what the expect.

pours a deep red, maybe brownish purple with a thin pale-brown head. i honestly expected more carbonation, being it’s a Belgian style.

smells of dark fruits a la plums and black cherries with an almost musty oak smell. not getting any distinct malt aromas. very red-wine like, more acidic and sour notes though. the sourness is well balanced with the fruits.

tastes of black cherries, plums, maybe a slight chocolate flavor, too. the oak barrel comes out in the tannic, acidic red-wine flavor especially on the back of the tongue. the malts balance things out without offering any distinct notes. finish is long and dry, the wine barrel notes lingering in the back. medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation.

overall, this is quite good. the red wine similarities are evident, but i prefer this to a wine (duh, it’s beer, it’s not a soulless drink!). the sour notes are in great balance with the dark fruits, and the medium carbonation makes this all the more palatable. at 6%, it’s quite easy drinking. will seek out again.

08-17-2014 03:08:33 | More by zhivago373
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Schimms

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-16-2014 22:37:35 | More by Schimms
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BuchananStude

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-16-2014 22:00:52 | More by BuchananStude
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petewheeler

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-16-2014 20:54:11 | More by petewheeler
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ribpy

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

Smooth and soft up front, but a mildly sour overall taste with an oak aroma.
My experience among friends with this ale is either they love it or hate it.
I personally love the taste and this is currently my favorite beer.

08-16-2014 19:34:07 | More by ribpy
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Danilod


3.6/5  rDev -13.5%

08-16-2014 16:59:33 | More by Danilod
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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-16-2014 16:41:44 | More by jwenzel019
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bird_soul

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-16-2014 16:38:53 | More by bird_soul
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-16-2014 00:33:18 | More by scottbrew4u
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jemarent

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-15-2014 17:18:27 | More by jemarent
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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