Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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4.15/5
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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:
#1,508
Reviews:
1,557
Ratings:
4,344
pDev:
13.98%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
257
Gots:
971
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 4,344 |  Reviews: 1,557
Photo of JTuomi
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

LOOKS: Very dark red, ruby up to the light with a massive strawberry head of foam that lingers, and leaves lots of lacing behind.
AROMA: Tart, white and red wine, and green apple. Woody, like from a wine cork.
TASTE: Tart, but also a nice bit of sweetness, so, balanced. Lots of green apple and wine notes.
FEEL: Well carbonated, medium thin body, and quite dry, especially on the finish.
OVERALL: Really flavorful and balanced. New fan here.

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Photo of SauceMcSauce
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great! In laymans terms its sour like a lemon without the lemon flavor, substituted with grape feel and taste.

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Photo of nerdboy19
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GravityKills
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccozzi
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from green one pint 9.4 fluid ounce bottle into glass. No bottling date information found.
Reddish brown, clear body. Fizzy head settles to bubbles at ring from carbonation. No lacing.
Aroma of tart and sweet cherry, and yeast funk.
Taste of tart and sweet cherry, and yeast funk. Settles into a woody aftertaste, oakey. Has a carbonated spritz throughout.
Medium mouth feel, just right to match the taste and aroma.
A treat to drink as a Flanders Red Ale. Sweet but not too sweet, and balanced with sour aroma/taste. A positive beer experience.

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Photo of gymbob721
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of buzzedup
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NilocRellim
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, vibrant, burgundy colour. Smells like tart red cherries, fresh cherry, notes of lingonberry, and a little sour funk (very brett-y). Tastes tanic, juicy, ripe cherries, sour, oaky, and heavier-bodied than expected. Notes of juicy rose-hips.

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

Photo of Glorithm
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sour beer is not really my thing.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dawon
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iwanttheonewithhops
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TPiwaron
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TerryMills
1.32/5  rDev -68.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Like a fine glass of balsamic vinegar ... Barf... Lol

My palate must not be refined enough for this fine brew.. Imo its disgusting.

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Photo of pvibeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Afeo
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,344 ratings