Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne
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

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14.39%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 330ml bottle

Appearance: Dark amber color or to be more accurate, brown with red reflets. High carbonation. When you pour it, it is like pouring a soda.

Smell: Very fruity. Cherry is the fruit you think first when you smell it.

Taste: It tastes like kind of good fermented orange juice, apple cider or a mix of orange juice, wine and pop. Pretty weird, but I like it. When you swallow it, you taste oak from its time in barrels.

Mouthfeel: It is very smooth, creamy and sweet to drink with a sour aftertaste (aka its basalmic vinegar style reputation). The carbonation is less appearant at this mouthfeel step rather than when you pour it.

Drinkability: Very fun and different. It is very good, but the sweetness make be too strong to drink many Duchesses in a row. This is a high quality beer for sure.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initially had some of this at Lucky 13 in Almeda, CA based off the recommendation of sberan13. Found this bad boy in Boston. Poured in to my Portsmouth tulip

A: This beer pours a clear mahogany/ruby brown with a one finger of rocky khaki colored head. Head recedes gradually and leaves wispy spider web lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of sour cherries, granny apples, caramel malts - very reminiscent of champagne.

T: Taste is.... so more pleasant than champagne, but it is very reminiscent of champagne. Sweetness and fruit dominate this beer with hints of sourness. On the forefront is the sour cherries. They permeate and linger throughout the entire beer. Apple and caramel malts come in and dominate the middle. Touch of vinegar adds to the middle with the apple and caramel. Pear lingers for a long time in the finish.

M: Lighter side of medium body, low to medium carbonation, crisp, clean feel to this body.

D: This is a nice beer, well blended, more of a sipper, but highly enjoyable beer!

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,269 ratings.
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