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Duchesse De Bourgogne - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,072 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,072
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 135
Gots: 296 | 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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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +7.2%

Had on draft at Lures 8oz pour in a wide mouth short glass 2/21/14

A-Appearance: dark ruby color, nice beige head.

S-Red wine, barrel, barn, sour notes.

T-Destintive and remember able taste of red wine, sour, sweetness coming form malty backbone, slightly astringent, quite dry.

M-mouthfeel is full body and high carbonation, nice wine aftertaste.

O-Overall great first sour ale and Flanders must try more

02-22-2014 21:22:13 | More by reebtaerG
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-02-2012 05:23:30 | More by andthevolcano
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beerhan

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

Poured into a wine glass with a lovely thick foamy head. A dark brown color with a red hue to it. Smells like fig and roasted goodness. Tastes very sweet with a strong note of candied cherries. Feels like a geuze and a faro combined almost. Very sticky on the tongue. Goes down smooth and is pretty drinkable but almost a little too rich. This is my second time drinking this, first on tap and I much say that I do prefer it from the bottle but it really is not great but quite good.

10-14-2010 04:09:17 | More by beerhan
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od_sf

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-23-2012 02:44:57 | More by od_sf
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-26-2014 22:17:48 | More by JIMTRK16
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TR0219

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

10-08-2013 15:05:03 | More by TR0219
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

05-08-2014 15:02:11 | More by HuntDaddy540
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kenito799

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

750 ml bottle poured into a Duvel glass. "Exp date Jun 2008" printed on the cork.

Moderate off-white head is raised on the pour over a clear dark brown brew with ruby undertones. The head fades slowly leaving wisps of white lacing, not sticky, just lazy. Looks a lot like root beer, actually.

Aroma is a promising funky lambic-style sourness, apple cider vinegar, unmistakeable cherry aroma, hints of woody oaky vanilla.

On the palate this is much sweeter than I expected. Fruity sweetness of cherries, apple hits first, really counterbalancing a nice tangy sourness...the finish is bitter like cherry pits rather than hops. Tobacco and oak notes in there...quite complex. Light body on the tongue, fizzy soda-like carbonation fills the mouth with foam, an unusual mouthfeel...no creaminess to the brew itself whatsoever. Again, sort of soda-like.

The fizziness, the nicely balanced sour tanginess and bitterness, all are just barely enough to keep the heavy fruity sweetness in check, but for me there is a cloying aspect that knocks the drinkability down a notch. Still it is an interesting, unusual and delicious beer. Would work really well with frites and mayo, welsh rarebit, or a nice braised pork or lamb shank.

09-28-2007 02:24:57 | More by kenito799
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fsck

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-21-2013 02:23:51 | More by fsck
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%

09-15-2013 04:10:41 | More by DemoniChris
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a cherry chestnut hue with a solid head and lots of lacing.

The aroma is sour and full of tart. There's also hints of light and dark fruitiness.

The tastes starts up with both banana and raspberry. There's some tart to it as well and a bit of sourness. Mildly spicy and a bit peppery. Slight amounts of oak are detectable as well. All in all it tastes very fresh and bright.

The body is medium full. The carbonation is done nicely. It finishes dry and moderately sticky.

Overall, it's a solid drink with exceptional drinkability. Incredibly smooth as well. I'd definitely pick it up at least once. Considering it's from Belgium, the prices isn't too high either.

10-23-2011 01:24:42 | More by BBP
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Davit

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-05-2012 00:58:30 | More by Davit
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

06-15-2014 19:29:07 | More by Rimbimhoot
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dunlap926

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -57.9%

03-22-2014 19:17:19 | More by dunlap926
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Tyecko

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-25-2014 19:15:34 | More by Tyecko
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - a dark reddish brown that is slightly opaque. head sticks around for quite a long time.

S - sour apple, sour dough and a bit of maltiness in the background.

T - once again sour is very apparent but its not overbearing. sour apple is the taste that comes to mind with this.

M - feels good there is a lot of carbonation but it seems to fit for me with a sour beer.

O - ah the new overall rating (im a fan). overall this is a very good beer. i've only had a couple of sour beers in my life but i enjoy them and this is definitely the best i've had to date. I'm putting a 4 here as I feel the taste rating should be somewhere between 4 and 4.5 (which is also where i feel the overall score should sit).

definitely see myself getting this again (when i have the money to drop one a $20 four pack which probably wont be soon.

03-20-2011 23:23:39 | More by celticfutblclub
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2012 02:05:27 | More by Supergenious
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wilfonzo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-17-2012 02:29:33 | More by wilfonzo
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2014 21:56:26 | More by ToddBeans
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a 750ml into a Leffe chalice.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby red with no head whatsoever. Almost looks like a port wine.

Smell: Vinegar, sour cherry juice, tart apple and caramel malt.

Taste: Tart cherries and apple, slight hints of vinegar, sugar and oak are also there.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with little to no carbonation.

Drinkability: A real bargain for the $8.49 I paid for the 750ml bottle. Will be drinking it reguarly.

03-16-2010 23:29:53 | More by Axic10
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gabedivision

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-25-2013 22:48:21 | More by gabedivision
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JT99125

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-07-2014 13:57:16 | More by JT99125
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dleiner

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-25-2014 20:54:18 | More by dleiner
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suspect

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-14-2013 02:40:15 | More by suspect
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baggio

Sweden

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

A: Rubyred color with a beautiful, thin lace.

S: Homemade applewine, wild-apples.

T: Apples, cola, aceton(!)

Mouthfeel: Smooth with low carbonation and a fresh/sour aftertaste.

I had this beer in my pantry 6 months before trying it after my initial taste and this time around it was much smoother and more pleasant to drink. A refreshing beer perfect for a late summer-night.

06-18-2007 20:33:21 | More by baggio
Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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