Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Belgium
brouwerijverhaeghe.be

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,934
Reviews:
1,577
Ratings:
4,426
pDev:
13.98%
 
 
Wants:
269
Gots:
1,013
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 4,426 |  Reviews: 1,577
Photo of drunkenmess
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npolachek
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SGR1220
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GentleKnight1
2.7/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at Albert Hein grocery. Dark straw color with nice head. Smell see.ed off so i checked expiry date, which wasnt due for 2 years. Taste was highly carbonated, citrusy and almost astringent. Overall, highly distinctive, but i found it unpleasant. Would not buy again.

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Photo of ahemahem
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Makes me think of hard cider.

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Photo of BerryKumquat
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopsohard
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RussGilder
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tilley4
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I expected this to be quite a bit more tart than it actually was. Pretty smooth drinking and was fairly tasty. I don't know that I would actively seek this out but I'm glad I got to try it. I have seen it on shelves for quite some time and always passed over it. Hints of sweetness here and there as opposed to being tart. This would probably be good with some dried meat and cheese.

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Photo of hophugger
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icka31
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rukeli76
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxarvo
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mousel
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dlakerz
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trickynicky
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was unlike any beer I’ve ever had, sweet and sour all-in-one...

Right out of the bottle it had this nice very dark, rustic color. There was no head and no lacing. The smell was more danky than I prefer but it did have a sweet touch to my nose. Mouthfeel is dry, lightly carbonated as well as astringent. Then we get to the taste - a sweet mixture of cherries, a bitterness from lime or lemon and oranges to mix it all together. Very unique and I graded it as such. Overall, I found this to be something out of the ordinary, yet it wasn’t particularly spectacular.

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Photo of _Adam_
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,426 ratings